U.S. Navy and Air Force competition for air and maritime control operations in China (Figure)
article called the response to the PLA increasingly powerful fighting force, the U.S. military had raised serious concern about the” air and maritime operations “concept
East Network News August 11: Air Force Magazine August issue article, in response to the PLA’s combat increasingly powerful force, the U.S. military had raised serious concern about the “air and maritime operations” concept. This new form of warfare requires the U.S. Navy and Air Force close cooperation to deter China or People’s Liberation Army in wartime defeat. Now in order to obtain the control of joint operations, the U.S. Navy and Air Force engaged in a fierce battle.
April of this year, from Yokota Air Base Japan, three U.S. Air Force C-130 crew in Indonesia at the end of the “CopeWest10″ Air transportation exercises, began to write reports and assessments Halim Air Force Base the other was taking off and landing off the airport to assess the runway conditions, reliability of electricity supply, fuel storage safety and adequacy of the apron and other issues.
reported that long ago, this is just a routine report, intended as the next U.S. Air Force personnel to prepare for the use of air bases in Indonesia, but with the “empty” concept of operations there, information on the airport have a new meaning. The key part of the concept is to determine the future of U.S. air and sea military might one day use to alternate airports in Asia. U.S. aircraft can be deployed to these airports, so that potential adversaries such as China, is difficult to determine the target. At the same time, contribute to a more decentralized base station of the U.S. pilots were bombing an emergency landing.
reported that the “empty” concept of operations to the United States and its allies to prevent or defeat a rising Chinese military power. According to this concept of operations envisaged, taking off from aircraft carriers and land bases in the U.S. Air Force fighters, bombers and missiles with the U.S. Navy aircraft – in addition to submarines and surface warships from missile launch – coordination of operations.
However, air and maritime operations control ownership remains a problem. The article said that the Air Force hopes Xiaweiyixi Keim Air Force Base 13th Air Force 613th Air and Space Operations Center is responsible for directing air and maritime operations, but the U.S. Navy has been reluctant to give up his command of Carrier Air Wing. Moreover, the U.S. Navy has established a need with the United States Air Force air and space operations center collaboration of naval operations center, and the current U.S. Air Force and Navy sensors and communications equipment can not be compatible.
in accordance with the emerging “air and maritime operations” concept, in Japan, Korea and Guam, the U.S. Air Force and Navy bases need hardened command centers, communications nodes, hangars and repair facilities, tanks, generators, storage, shipyard workshop and all can be protected from missile attack assets. The runways and ramps, etc. can not be protected assets, engineering team should be stationed in the vicinity, and when repair damaged areas. The requirements of the development of new operational concepts or materials – new materials require curing time much shorter than the ordinary materials – quickly restore damaged runway.
and that “air and maritime operations” concept will be integrated into “active” defense concept, using a variety of measures to destroy enemy aircraft and missiles, or reduce the damage caused by such attacks. Active defense to rely on aircraft, air defense weapons, electronic warfare and network warfare. Of particular note is that “air and maritime operations” concept requires emphasis on the development of ballistic missile defense system.
article points out that “air and maritime operations” concept is clearly intended to deal with China’s rapid expansion and improvement of military might – to use this military power, China or the U.S. from East Asia and Western Pacific squeezed out . If deterrence fails, “air and maritime operations” concept will aim to defeat the military services, including China, including the People’s Liberation Army. Obama and the Pentagon that the war against China is not inevitable. The article said that the U.S. is preparing for this possibility.
an official memo said, the concept of air and maritime operations aimed at the U.S. Air Force, Navy, space and special force to fight in the coastal areas of East Asia’s emerging military competition – in this country has a variety of destructive ability, including multi-dimensional “anti-access” network, offensive and defensive space control capabilities, a large inventory of ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, attack submarines and a modern fleet. It envisaged the campaign started in 2028.
The article said that only one in the coastal areas of East Asia new military competitor, it is China. In the long run, China is America’s only real threat to national security, its threat to U.S. national security far more than Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran or North Korea.
article said, since the rapid rise of the United States since World War II, in what might be called the world’s most dramatic military expansion, dependent on its booming economy, China achieved double-digit annual increase military budget growth. China is deploying advanced aircraft, air defense missiles, radar and air defense and anti-submarine warship and mine-laying ship, to prevent the United States air and naval forces into China’s airspace and adjacent waters. Moreover, China is still to build blue-water navy, so that in the east to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and even project power, to the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean in the south of the projection forces.
article pointed out that China started in the Pentagon consider the sea air to prevent or defeat China, the United States and the People’s Liberation Army is also seeking to establish a stable, effective military relationship. Brought together military leaders in the Asia-Pacific security conference in Singapore Shangri-La Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. hopes to continue the maintenance at all levels, reliable military exchanges in order to reduce false positives, the risk of misinterpretation and misunderstanding . (Compiled: Spring)