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by Richard Fisher, Jr.
Published on June 30th, 2014

While China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has gradually embraced transparency in many spheres of its military endeavors, there are a large number of issues and programs that remain closely guarded and one of these is its future nuclear submarines. However, one popular tool the PLA uses to convey limited information about some military programs is to use models. A large outdoor model of a next generation nuclear attack submarine (SSN) has appeared at the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Submarine Academy in Qingdao, China. The role of this model may simply be to inspire the Academy’s students, but it may signify a larger personnel investment by the PLAN to prepare for its next generation submarines, as it may also offer some indications about a new class of SSN.

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