New hovercraft navy fast and strong for life to escort merchant ships
execution New Chinese Navy patrol air cushion landing craft
2010 年 11 18, with the Chinese Navy, “Kunlun Mountains” ship equipped with air-cushion landing craft and a helicopter in the western waters of the Gulf of Aden to guard again to leave the mother ship patrol, the Navy Sixth Fleet escort escort perform the last task to an end.
100 days ago, in accordance with the Navy command, sixth escort fleet set sail from a military port in Zhanjiang, the eyes of the world fleet for the armed forces can not help but suddenly a light composed of: carrying air-cushion landing craft, high-speed patrol boats and ship-borne helicopters, “Kunlun Mountains” ship and missile destroyers, “Lanzhou” ship off the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast.
to destroyers, supply ships, dock landing ship equipped with air-cushion landing craft, high-speed patrol boats, a coalition of ship-borne helicopter fleet, the implementation of ship, boat, machine one escort, not only created a Chinese naval forces to escort the use of ocean The new model, but also in the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort the Navy in the world is the first time.
5-month long journey, 150 days of comprehensive testing, 48 were approved ship security escort 588, sixth escort fleet surrendered to the motherland and the people qualified respondents.
arrived in the Gulf of Aden near, ready to implement the sixth fleet to escort the first batch of 239 ships escort eastbound task. This morning, from China, Russia, Panama, eight countries, 27 ships in the western Gulf of Aden waters, when assembled the assembly points, a spread in a radius of several merchant ships on the sea the sea. Merchant slow speed when assembled, formation disorder, harassment and pirates hijack one of the major periods. Thus, the formation of the decision to send patrol air cushion landing craft.
fleet command post issued a directive, I saw “Kunlun Mountains” ship stern doors open, carrying special operations air-cushion landing craft pulled out of dock space, Jumping white blast, gathered in the merchant area of ??the 2 hours of patrol, range up to 70 nautical miles, driving several batches of the suspicious boat in the distance around the corner.
10 9, “Kunlun Mountains” foreign merchant ships escorted by 10 double-column navigation. Formation and through the Gulf of Aden when the central high-risk waters, air-cushion landing craft fleet command decided to dispatch accompanying escort, and escort the process, with its high flexibility and speed advantages of fast, in the accompanying escort patrol. Air-cushion landing craft pulled trails, roaring like a runaway horse kept in the waters around fast shuttle fleet, which increased the formation of not only the alert zone, but also to the formation of the suspicious boat tried to approach the subject a great deterrent.
work on board the boat with the ship than the “Kunlun Mountains” air-cushion landing craft ship carrying large tonnage and high-speed patrol boats, containing members of more mobility and endurance and strong, can effectively compensate for the time the helicopter left blank short, the use of the high cost of deficiencies. In dangerous waters, dangerous time to use the boat dock with the helicopter set out before the alert, able to control the expansion of formation waters, to provide sufficient warning time. New equipment, new tools, thus doubling capacity escort formation. September 3, formation of two foreign merchant ships, patrol 27 sailing from west to east, which makes the Gulf of Aden independent foreign naval escort mission commander of the formation is very puzzling: what their Chinese counterparts to take measures, dare one-time escort so many ships?
This is a specialized test exercises. November 9, Gulf of Aden has always been clear, thick black clouds blocking the hot sun, jumping the waves rolled in dark brown sea to rescue the hijacked ship is a hypothetical exercise real soldiers with real equipment, in full swing. Exercise, “Kunlun Mountains” ship quickly to occupy a favorable array of bits, ship-borne helicopters, landing craft air cushion and high-speed patrol boat equipped commandos approaching from different directions, “hijacked merchant ship”, and its three-dimensional block. Then, from the water, air launched multi-directional, multi-batch three-dimensional attack, successfully rescued a “merchant” and “crew.” Full strength of this exercise are from the “Kunlun Mountains” ship. Warships, helicopters, boats dock set, special operations units in the convoy operations in the integration of comprehensive strength, once again get reality check.
wide Gulf of Aden, in the past a lot of merchant ships, the annual traffic volume of 22,000 ships, of which there are more than 2,000 Chinese ship fleet. For the Gulf of Aden in the past to ensure the safety of merchant ships, the U.S. military put troops here, there was a calculation: you need at least 60 more warships to escort in this area.
under UN mandate, the mission became a glorious sacred history of the Chinese navy to play! Since December of 2008, the Chinese navy to keep three ships year-round implementation of escort. A full two years, the Chinese navy officers and soldiers escort deeply arduous task of great responsibility. With escort from the ship, before the collusion, extending escort, to the commandos onboard security, aerial patrol, and then ship, boat, machine integration, coordination, and expand ways to keep the Chinese Navy escort, escort means of innovation. Officers and men face death again and again, again and again to defuse the crisis, time and time again to challenge the limits, to ensure the complete success every convoy operations, each one is 100% safe ship care. Special correspondent Zhongkui Run the reporter Yin Hang correspondent Li Yanlin
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