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“China is the Air Force to build an Asia-Pacific invincible.” United States “Foreign Affairs” magazine recently described the Chinese Air Force the “ambition” to many Chinese people also surprised. Contemporary Chinese people their basic requirements of the armed forces is aggression, although the mouth is shouting “invincible”, but my heart failed to require it to really “Invincible.” Authoritative military journal “Jane’s Defense Weekly,” but also the speed of modernization of the Chinese Air Force expressed admiration, saying that the ability of Chinese-made fighter ranks third in the world. Recent wave of praise wave of Chinese air force, foreign observe the level of detail is surprising, even the Chinese people are not familiar with the JH -7 have been out to a large comment, called the “China hidden treasures.” China’s rise has been pushed to the rise of the Chinese Air Force into the spotlight, but if China really like the foreign air force so that God, the idea is really good, but the reality is what happened?
pursuit of the Chinese Air Force is not invincible
7, published in the latest issue of “Jane’s Defense Weekly” reported that the title is “Chinese Air Force, rising to We are approaching. ” Reported that after 10 years of modernization, Chinese air force aircraft performance turned upside down. China’s domestic aviation industry in particular, already have all the necessary manufacturing a complete range of advanced fighter capabilities, and now the world’s only United States and Russia can do that.
reported that China’s defense white paper in 2008 called for “People’s Liberation Army Air Force should implement homeland air defense to both offensive and defensive” changes, which promote the Chinese Air Force become a catalyst to accelerate the modernization process, and to 10 years of Air Force modern wave peak. Old second-and third-generation fighter aircraft are rapidly being replaced by fourth-generation fighter.
United States, “Foreign Affairs” magazine article on the recent modernization of the Chinese Air Force description of the process and “Jane’s Defense Weekly,” similar to, but the conclusion is more provocative. The article said that China has plans to deploy more than 500 Russian-made Sukhoi “Flanker” fighter, its size is comparable to the declining U.S. Air Force is now about 600 F-15 “Eagle” style fighter fleet.
“Flanker” fighter of NATO to the Su-27 series aircraft nickname. It is the first China has a four-generation fighter, when China purchased the Russian Su-27 fighters known as the “second time in history the Chinese Air Force starting point for rapid modernization.” About it with US-made F-15, F-16 who is superior to the comparison, was the most enthusiastic fans to discuss military issues, but not conclusive.
“Foreign Affairs” magazine by the Australian experts in this article written by Carol Cooper believes that if the United States continue to reduce its ability to plan tactical air power, along with the modernization of the PLA Air Force to move forward, particularly is in the Air Force all the “legacy model” will be modernized, farther models replaced, just in terms of quantity, China’s Air Force will become the region’s most powerful air force, has the largest worldwide, “a “aircraft fleet. Air power alone, this will break the 40 years since the last century, since the strategic balance. And the next 10 years, with the remaining “legacy fighters” were replaced by new fighters, fighter force in China will be further enhanced. People’s Liberation Army fighter forces in the Asia Pacific region is increasingly becoming a strategic force invincible.
Carol Cooper has recently written a series of articles on the modernization of the PLA, the most provocative is the “2018 China-US air war the South China Sea.” Published in April of this article supposed that, in 2018, U.S. Air Force clashed over the South China Sea, with the Chinese air force Su-35 fighter defeated a U.S. F-35 and F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet ‘fleet, the great victory achieved 7:1 … … the U.S. military experience, “South Waterloo.” Cooper’s article was criticized for the manufacture of the “China threat” propaganda material.
around to say that the Chinese Air Force
Air Force Command College Senior Colonel Wang Ming told the “Global Times” reporter, is the rapid development of China Air Force began in the late 90 years, when the “Taiwan independence” forces rampant than ever, it is a powerful air forces in the development of China’s major power. Wang Ming believes that the Chinese Air Force took 10 years from the second and third generation fighter aircraft based mainly fourth-generation shift, the same process in Russia less than half the time, can be said that the Chinese Air Force is the youngest one in the world modern air force.
Air Force Colonel Dai Xu said that China in recent years the Air Force did not participate in any war in the Asia Pacific region, it is not invincible invincible or no meaning.
China Air Force of this momentum may be surrounding it and even the U.S. and EU concerns, they talked about the tone of the Chinese air force is also changing rapidly.
According to “Jane’s Defense Weekly” reported that U.S. intelligence agencies in the past on the fifth-generation fighter has been developed in China not optimistic. July 2009, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in the activities of the Economic Club of Chicago to speak, said he believes China “in 2020 will not have fifth-generation fighter.” But to May 2010, the U.S. Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center Ullman told the U.S. Congress, China’s new generation fighter is expected to “2018″ in service.
India has the world’s fourth of a scale known as the Air Force, the total strength of 11 million people, equipment, all types of combat aircraft, more than 790 aircraft, including hundreds of third-generation fighter aircraft known as the “peak” of the Soviet Union Heavy-30MKI fighters. Like what should and China compete with India than one media, talking about the Indian Air Force always confident that the Chinese Air Force fighters and more old, the lack of practical experience. However, the recent period, the Indian media has to talk about the gap in the Indian Air Force, “increasing.”
April this year, India’s “open” magazine article reported that, although the Indian Air Force to enhance the strength, ready to respond to the “China threat”, but China has been in planning for the future, and the result is that both sides in the fighting in Even if the gap will not expand, it is unlikely to shrink, especially India, China air technical advantage is being offset. Former Indian Air Force Chief of Staff Major will be on the “open” magazine said that although some reports are exaggerated Chinese Air Force, but China does have advantages, compared with Pakistan, India, China is more realistic, more powerful threats.
analysis New Delhi, India’s Defense Research Associate Bo Hela had mixed feelings, said: “When today’s Chinese fighters driving their own skies when the New Delhi flight has six non-Indian company engaged in manufacturing aircraft, and desperately want to narrow the military’s northern neighbor distance, with the rapid development of China’s military power, New Delhi, if you do not focus on action, it will be more desperate. ”
Japan is in Asia a few F-15 fighter jets equipped with one of the countries, their air intercept capability after the United States and Israel, but recently also revealed that the Chinese Air Force concerns about loss of air superiority. Japan’s Kyodo News reported that the huge military backing of the Chinese Air Force is developing the most advanced fighter aircraft, airborne early warning aircraft were deployed, they could not help the Japanese military, worried that “Japan will lose air superiority.”
last year, Japan chose the F-35 fighters as the main candidate for a new generation of models, the Kyodo news agency had this explanation: “This is because a large number of Japanese concerns about China’s Air Force equipped with fourth-generation fighter, the fastest in the 2010 Northeast Asia can grasp of the air. “
why the Chinese Air Force concern
most concerned about the recent Chinese Air Force action is June 12 held a formal ceremony to bid farewell to the F-6 fighter aircraft until the 20th century until the mid-90s, F-6 fighter has also been the core strength of the Chinese fighter. Since 2005, China began to gradually make the F-6 fighter aircraft from active service. Recently the foreign coverage of China’s air force are clearly caused by this news. “Foreign Affairs” magazine article said that the Chinese Air Force retired the last batch of F-6 fighter, is a Soviet-style from the Cold War era with a high-performance aircraft to the Air Force’s advanced air force into an important milestone.
However, in some foreign praise the Chinese Air Force, the Russian “Kommersant” reported that 5, as China developed FC-1 fighter aircraft sales pose a threat to Russia, Russia’s decision to freeze the sale to China RD-93 jet aircraft engine of the new agreement. Dai Xu believes that no good engine manufacturing, the development of the Chinese Air Force is a fatal weakness, can not grasp the engine technology in China and then advanced aircraft are also disposable paper airplane.
lack of combat experience is the last foreign ridicule another weakness of the Chinese Air Force. China occasionally flying accident outside TV is often an issue. However, in the “rise of China Air Force” atmosphere, the Chinese Air Force flight accidents have become meaningful. A Taiwanese military experts told the 6th “Global Times” reporter in the past Taiwan’s often said that his more highly trained pilots than on the mainland, do not say I have now. Continent flying aircraft accident reports, representing its fighters are stepping up training, only to spend money training will have good results, these incidents only run-in period pains.
Wang Ming believes that foreign air force’s praise for China to some extent reflects the rapid development of Chinese air force, military modernization, economic modernization drive, China’s rise will inevitably bring about the rise of the Chinese Air Force.
National Defense University Professor Han Xudong, “Global Times” said that China’s development goal is not to take the Air Force to develop the West “Asia-Pacific Invincible” as the arms race model, the development of the Chinese Air Force will not let the Western world “led by the nose.”
(“Global Times” July 7, 2010 16th Edition)
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