United States to China how to solve the carrier-based aircraft catapult device of interest
how to solve the aircraft carrier catapult is powered by the problems faced by the Chinese Navy, the U.S. military have also expressed interest.
Willard, U.S. Pacific Command, “Global Times” interview
the reporter Wei Lai
? U.S. Pacific Command, Robert Willard as a “special guest”, has also joined the United States to China to attend China-US strategic economic dialogue with a huge lineup, and completed a self-delayed U.S. arms sales to the military exchanges between the two countries after the first high-level military dialogue with China . Willard general benefit that this line, but also expressed a sigh, that “military relations between China and the U.S. is far behind other mature relationship between the two countries.” In an interview with “Global Times” interview, Willard expect the resumption of military relations between China and the U.S. to strengthen military warship visits. He also said China would like to see the emergence of aircraft carriers, and welcomed China’s future aircraft carrier access to the Pacific Command, Hawaii.
U.S. interests in the Asia Pacific region will not change
Global Times: Can you tell us about your participation in the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue with the feelings of ?
Willard: ? Hillary Clinton Secretary of State is invited, so I was fortunate to participate in this round of Sino-US strategic economic dialogue. This gives me a very unique opportunity to listen to how the wide range of issues the two sides face to face communication, so I fully understand how complex the relationship between the two countries, but also how important it is. This week I saw and heard benefit.
I participated in this round of dialogue, the most important responsibility is to consider regional security, protection in the Pacific region on a daily basis hundreds of trillions of dollars of international business dealings. And this was dependent on the United States and its allies.
Global Times: U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the strategic level in support of America’s return to Asia, and that Sino-US relations is essential for such a strategic transformation. Do you think the U.S. military in what role this strategy?
Willard: the responsibility of the United States in the Asia-Pacific remains the most important aspect is safety. We work with 36 Asian countries to maintain military ties, U.S. interests in the Asia Pacific region did not decline. In Asia Pacific, the U.S. military presence in over 150 years, I have been in service in the area for 37 years. Obama emphasized the role of the Asia-Pacific region, both said that U.S. interests in the region’s history, also said the United States in the region will continue to maintain interest.
Asia is becoming a center of the world, security is also true. U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific will not change, for example, the U.S. presence in South Korea’s military strategy will not change. The 21st century, a major U.S. interests in Asia. We can U.S. allies that the United States will exist in the region, will not say goodbye.
look forward Sino-US military relations to a sound track
Global Times: People are very concerned about China’s development of aircraft carrier, how do you see?
Willard: We are observing with interest the progress of China’s development of aircraft carriers, countries in the region are aware of this moment coming, but it happens in the next year or two. I was an aircraft carrier fighter pilot background, also served as commander of an aircraft carrier, so I am very happy to see that China has a carrier, I am very interested in the progress of the Chinese navy. In my opinion, to achieve the ability to have aircraft carriers is a complex matter, the use of aircraft carriers and to maintain regular attendance to the carrier’s actual ability to achieve the same complex. These issues are very much at home in the Chinese navy aircraft carrier before use surfaced. As for whether China is engaged in one or two aircraft carriers out, it all depends on what China’s own need to promote the ability. In addition, we also address how the Chinese aircraft carrier catapult power plant issue with great interest.
Global Times: You will be invited to visit China’s future aircraft carrier where the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii it?
Willard: 15 years ago, I invited the Chinese Navy senior military officer to visit an aircraft carrier to show the American aircraft carrier operation. 6 years ago, I also rate the U.S. Seventh Fleet warship visited Shanghai. Embark on a healthy Sino-US military ties in the track, after the normalization of military dialogue and military exchanges between the ship — from small ships or aircraft carriers, and whether there are armed troops on the ships — we are all welcome. China and the U.S. military establishment and the first thing to do is to restore military ties.
“sea-air joint operations” is the American revolutionary change
Global Times: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently gave a speech that the strength of the U.S. Navy has been very strong, no need to continue the massive arms procurement and update. But the United States has a different view, that the face of the rapid development of the Chinese Navy, the U.S. Navy should not slow down construction. How do you see these disputes?
Willard: I think, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his speech that he wants to emphasize that the United States “over the cost of expensive equipment,” the concern. Gai Citi to a very high cost of warships and aircraft, is the hope that the U.S. military equipment in the field of capital restructuring and structural adjustment, development and production must be “affordable” weapons and equipment. Our military industry in the pursuit of new technological capabilities is too expensive. Gates in other initiatives and programs have repeatedly emphasized that “affordable” concept, this is the spirit and essence of his speech.
Global Times: The U.S. military recently proposed “sea-air joint operations,” the new concept, which is made in what context, what is the main response to the enemy?
Willard: The proposal is put forward by the Gates Defense Secretary himself, the purpose is to seek the U.S. Navy and Air Force, closer coordination and cooperation between. In the past, the U.S. Navy and Air Force each other more independent, the integration is not enough. The U.S. Navy and Air Force together their strength, joint operations, the U.S. military a “revolutionary” changes in military thinking. ▲