Yuan Class SSKs are the new generation Submarines of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen recently inspected a Yuan class diesel submarine during his visit to China.
Yuan Class Submarines has a displacement of around 3,600t when dived and it is speculated that Yuan class SSK use Air-independent propulsion (AIP) system which is based on Stirling engine.
First Chinese Yuan Class Submarine was launched on May 31, 2004 at Wuhan Shipyard in China.

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Anthony Maw said... October 30, 2011 at 9:05 PM

So do Chinese military officials get to inspect US nuclear subs in return ?

hmscollingwood said... January 18, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I think that would be torpedoed by the Pentagon ;)