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China sells eight submarines to Pakistan following France’s sale of submarines to India

Model of China’s S20 submarine for export

Model of China’s S20 submarine for export

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:

A report in huanqiu.com quoted a report in the Pakistani Tribune News Network that China and Pakistan concluded a contract this week with China to export eight conventional submarines, worth several billion US dollars, to Pakistan.

Pakistan is reported to be importing the Chinese submarines to deal with the French Scorpène-class submarines that India will import.

A retired Pakistani senior official was quoted as saying that the contract is worth US$4-5 billion.

Pakistan is to make payment in 4 instalments, while the subs will be delivered one by one in the coming few years.

The sub China has sold is its S20 submarine, an export version of China’s Yuan-class submarine.

According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the S20 is 66 meters long, 8 meters wide and 8.2 meters high with a displacement on the surface of 1,850 tons and underwater, 2,300 tons.

The S20s sold to Pakistan are all double-hulled ones installed with an AIP system.

It has a maximum speed of 18 knots and a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles at a speed of 16 knots.

It can submerge to a maximum depth of 300 meters.

According to the report, the S20 is installed with the Chinese sonar acoustic system as advanced as that used in the advanced submarines in other countries and armed with six 533-mm torpedo launch tubes for radiation wire-guided torpedoes, anti-ship missiles, rocket-boosted anti-submarine torpedoes and anti-torpedo torpedoes.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: huanqiu.com “Good News on China’s Arms Export! Contract concluded on sales of submarines worth billions of US dollars” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


One thought on “China sells eight submarines to Pakistan following France’s sale of submarines to India

  1. Reblogged this on Dr Alf's Blog and commented:
    This is worth a read. In current news, France has large military sales to Saudi Arabia, Russia and India. Against this background, it’s hard to ever see a united foreign and defense policy from the EU.



    Posted by dralfoldman | October 15, 2015, 12:58 pm

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