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China isn't offering latest Type 39C, they don't have enough for their own fleet and certainly BD can't afford that. I would be surprised if we can place order for two Type 39B or Jang/Chang Bogo (Type 209) now.
 

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I mean, even two Type39B would cost around a billion $.

China is the preferred option for our already existing logistical set up, and financially they can offer LoC if we were to make such big purchase.

Also, geopolitically Chinese Subs for BN will maintain the balance w.r.t India.
 

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@Anmdt any idea how type 039 b/c compare with other modern submarines of western and Russia?
It is hard to compare submarines, in my opinion. It is always better to follow what your sailors have been trained with and putting it to most efficient state as quick as possible. With a whole new echole of design you would need a decade in to master the submarine.

Set a doctrine, a road-map and choose a design accordingly.
 

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@Bluetooth Here is a 2009 graph from USA office of naval intelligence that compares noise reduction levels of both nuclear and conventional Sino-Russian boats.The early Yuan was not as stealthy as an improved kilo but was stealthy enough in Russian SSN standards (akula 2 in 2010 was pretty capable) .

Coming back to 2024, 15 years is a very long time and most definitely the b and c version are more improved than their predecessors.My guess is the latest Yuan is comparable or better than the improved kilo i/ii class.The c version also has towed array sonar along with new stealthier features aimed to counter active sonar detection.

Now this is likely not as quiet as the latest western boats on offer but should compare well with the ones widely used.So imho the latest Yuan is not quiet as western boats but it is quiet enough to be very hard to detect.

acoustic signatures Russian and Chinese.jpg
 
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