New Chinese Type-094A SSBN

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Flag First reported in June 2016, the latest JIN Class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) appears to be a new sub-variant featuring a slightly larger hump-back and blended lines on the sail similar to the related Type-093A SSN. The type appears to be a modest iterative improvement with the sail modifications possibly intended to reduce flow noise. It is not clear whether it carries a larger missile, but there are no reports of a major new version of the JL-2 SLBM, and the follow-on JL-3 is thought to be much larger still.
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