New Chinese naval Gatling-type gun looks scary and frightening
BEIJIN, (BM) – China is seriously developing its navy, as well as the weapons it will need to use. The media reported that Beijing had developed a 20-barrel naval Gatling-type gun that looked more than impressive and, at the same time, quite shocking.
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So far, no details are known about the characteristics of the weapon. China generally rarely provides such information. According to some experts, China has already conducted three tests of this weapon – in January, March, and April.
There are many unknowns, and they raise various questions among experts. For example, what is the caliber of this “beast,” and how fast does it fire bullets. Let us remind you that such small arms from this dumb are at least twice as small in volume.
China is developing Gatling-style weapons. They are noted as Naval Proximity Weapons Systems (CIWS). We know of two Chinese weapons in this style – type 730 and type 1130. If we assume that according to the characteristics, type 730 can fire approximately 6000 shots per minute, the question remains – how many can fire the unknown naval pistol in one minute? But that, too, shouldn’t be close to reality, as the other Chinese model, 1130, spits out 10,000 shots in a minute.
We remind you that China now officially has the largest fleet globally, and the second after the Celestial Empire is the United States with 37 naval vessels less. Nearly two years ago, Beijing launched the first aircraft carrier of its design, and more recently, the Chinese launched a third landing assault ship.
China has a nuclear submarine with extended-range missiles
As we reported earlier this month, the Chinese Navy received a strategic nuclear submarine, which was re-equipped with missiles reaching anywhere in the United States.
According to military experts, we are talking about the submarine 094A “Jin”, which was shown on April 30 this year during the celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the PLA Navy (People’s Liberation Army of China).
In the world, Chinese submarines are considered not the best because of their noise, which allows them to be detected very quickly. But the modernization of the submarine solved the problem of noise, which was a real breakthrough, and made it possible to equip it with more powerful missiles.
“The 094A submarine has become a modernized version of the 094 type submarine. During the refitting, the Chinese solved one of the key problems related to noise. Beijing achieved this by improving the hydrokinetic and turbulent systems, which made it possible to install more powerful JL-3 missiles on it,” military analysts explained.
Before modernization, the submarine was equipped with weaker JL-2 missiles that could only hit the northeastern United States. But now that the JL-3 has been installed on the sub, they will cover the entire American continent. The JL-3 ballistic missile can deliver several warheads, including nuclear ones, at a distance of 10,000 km. At the same time, China emphasizes that the country does not intend to be the first to launch a nuclear strike. Still, such a modernization of the fleet will allow the government to retaliate against the enemy.
The media noted that the PLA Navy has six Project 094 submarines in various modifications. It is also planned to build two more missile submarines to replace the outdated 092 class ships completely.
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