Type 096 submarine
The Type 096 (Tang class) submarine is a new class of SSBN rumored to be in development for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy
People's Liberation Army Navy
The People's Liberation Army Navy is the naval branch of the People's Liberation Army , the military of the People's Republic of China. Until the early 1990s, the navy performed a subordinate role to the PLA Land Forces. Since then, it has undergone rapid modernisation...

 (PLAN). Little information exists about the project. Some sources suggests that the new submarine
A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability...

 will carry 24 SLBMs. It will be the successor to the Type 094 SSBN currently under evaluation by the PLAN.
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