|DC.description||National Central University||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||In the 1950s, the direction of the PLA Navy force building focused on the force structure of “Aircraft, Submarine, and Fast boat”. With the time going by and turnover of the PRC leaders, the PLAN strategy also changed. However, the submarine force has always been the primary development in the navy, which never changed over.
In recent years, the PLAN has turned their development to aircraft carriers and large surface combatant ships. However, since the PLAN was established in 1949, submarine construction remained the major core branch of the armed forces for research and study. The fast building and development of the PLAN submarine force has then become a potential threat to the regional security.
Through the developing history of the PLAN submarine force, the initial development since 1954 relied on the Soviet Union’s military assistance. A large number of the Soviet military experts arrived in China and remained close interaction. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet relations went spilt. After the Soviet Union withdrew their consultants from China, the PLAN had entered the phase of conventional submarine replication and self-learning. For the more difficult nuclear submarines’engineering development, it came to success without any foreign assistance. By the influence of the Cultural Revolution, the submarine development was almost stagnant, and its capability was not promoted as well.
The Soviet Union was collapsed in 1991, and Russia became a key role for the PLAN submarine force modernization in the 1990s. Now, the PLA has owned both nuclear and conventional submarines, and transformed to be a great regional power with the dual operational capability of “Both Nuclear and Conventional Submarine Forces”. What are the main reasons and strategy for the modernization of the PLAN submarine forces? What are the key components to make it happen? And what is the major developing path for its nuclear and conventional submarine force structure? This article will explore and study these problems in depth through the angle of developing history.||en_US|
|DC.subject||Both Nuclear and Conventional Submarine Forces||en_US|
|DC.subject||the developing history of the PLAN submarine force||en_US|
|DC.subject||submarine force modernization||en_US|
|DC.title||A Research on the PLA Navy Submarine Force（1954 - 2017）||en_US|
|DC.publisher||National Central University||en_US|