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Type 032 submarine
Class overview
Name: Type 032
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 041 submarine
Kilo Class
In service: Under Testing as of July 2013
Building: N/A
Planned: N/A
Completed: 1
General characteristics
Class & type: submarine
Displacement: 6,628 tons submerged
Length: 92.6 m
Beam: 10 m
Installed power: Diesel-Electric
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 1 shaft, AIP (air-independent propulsion)
Speed: 20+ kts
Endurance: 30 days
Troops: 1 compartment for special forces
Complement: 88
Armament: 6 torpedo tubes, capable of launching 533mm Yu-6 or Yu-8 Torpedoes,
CY-1 ASuW Missiles
YJ-83 Anti Ship Missiles,
VLS for CJ-10 Land Attack Cruise Missiles (Not Confirmed)
SLBMs, SAMs

The Type 032 submarine (NATO code name Qing class) is a class of diesel-electric submarine currently undergoing testing in China's People's Liberation Army Navy. It is said to be the world's largest conventional submarine, at a submerged displacement of 6628 tons and is able to submerge for a maximum of 30 days. The Type 032 has a similar ventral "bay" to the Golf class submarine that protrudes downward.

The submarine is a testbed for new technologies such as combustion powered torpedoes, compartments for special forces, underwater unmanned vehicles, new SLBMs, new cruise missiles, new anti ship missiles, new SAMs, and a new escape pod which are applied to the Type 095 and Type 096 submarines.[1][2]

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