Navy Submarine Academy


The Navy Submarine Academy is designated very high risk due to its research on key submarine technology and its work training submariners.

The Navy Submarine Academy is responsible for the training of submariners to crew its conventionally and nuclear-powered submarines. The academy focuses its research on subjects such as electrical and information engineering, combat simulation, underwater acoustic engineering and navigation technology along with weapons systems and launch engineering and underwater ordnance technology. The academy also offers programs in combat tactics and the underwater combat environment.

The Navy Submarine Academy pursues research that may contribute to Chinese anti-submarine warfare capabilities through the Underwater Operational Environment Military Key Laboratory (水下作战环境军队重点实验室). ; The academy also oversees part of the  The publication record of researchers from the Navy Submarine Academy also suggests a strong interest in foreign developments in undersea warfare systems.王春健; 赵海彬; 万峻; 张静康, 美军弹道导弹核潜艇发展趋势, 飞航导弹, (2010) pp. 33-36, ; 孙东平; 荣海洋; 李建林, 外军潜艇通信装备发展趋势研究, 通信技术, 42:10 (2009), pp. 1-3,  

In 2018, the Navy Submarine Academy signed a cooperative agreement with Harbin Engineering University (HEU). The agreement is directed at promoting research collaboration in subjects such as big data fusion, intelligent navigation, underwater acoustic target recognition, and underwater unmanned intelligent control systems.

Noteworthy international collaborations

ASPI International Cyber Policy Center’s 2018 report ‘Picking flowers, making honey’ noted that personnel from the Naval Submarine Academy had sent researchers overseas as visiting scholars.

The submarine Academy also received a visiting delegation from officers at the Indonesian Naval Academy in April 2014, after which time Chinese state media claimed that PLA-N submariners taught Indonesian naval personnel how to evacuate a submarine in an emergency.

Last updated 25 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.