U.S. Navy says Chinese 094 nuclear submarine noise vulnerable to attack
Chinese Navy’s new strategic nuclear submarines
Chinese Navy’s new nuclear attack submarine
LONDON November 23 news: Office of Naval Intelligence recently released report on Chinese naval modernization, part of which highlighted the promotion of China’s ballistic missile submarine, called the first Chinese one has a reliable second-strike nuclear capability, but their noise level higher, easily in time of war by the United States and Japan powerful anti-submarine warfare force attacks. United States nuclear weapons expert Hans Kristensen 21 in the Federation of American Scientists Web site, said the author, this is the first time on Russian submarines, the U.S. government for public comparison.
15 years the number of Chinese submarines rose to 75
The report said that since the mid-1990s, China has attached great importance to the submarine force construction, and the focus of military modernization as a force direction. The goal of building the Chinese navy is acquiring advanced weapons and sensor systems for continuous and long patrol against enemy forces to detect, to establish itself as a powerful attack with a deadly sea power. Beijing believed that such a force, whether in peace or war, can also carry out routine tasks of strategic deterrence mission.
report, different historical periods in the past, China’s submarine force with the focus of China’s naval strategy and procurement of different showing a significant difference. The 1980s, China’s submarine force is mainly equipped with a large number of low-technology combat platform. Today, the total amount of Chinese submarines over the 1980s greatly reduced, but the submarine modernization and combat capability are greatly improved. At present, China’s submarine force has a total of six attack submarines, three strategic ballistic missile submarines and 53 diesel-electric attack submarine. The next 10 to 15 years, as more new diesel-electric submarines and air-independent power AIP submarines fielded forces, the number of Chinese submarines will increase to about 75.
the idea according to the Chinese navy, submarine platform for different types of weapons the respective responsibilities of different combat missions. Diesel-electric submarines mainly responsible for the waters around China and the Philippines, along the main sea patrol sea lanes safe. They can also be deployed to war-time critical sea lines of communication to intercept enemy forces near carry out the task. China’s new ballistic missile strategic nuclear submarines can qualify for the Beijing provides a reliable second-strike nuclear capability. With its far more than the diesel-electric submarines endurance and speed, China’s ballistic missile nuclear submarine force can carry out small-scale intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Most combat attack submarine may mainly for the Pacific and Indian Ocean to perform a long distance patrols. Other tasks also include the lack of practical experience for China’s ballistic missile nuclear submarine force to provide protection, as well as possible future aircraft carrier battle groups to provide support. However, the small submarine perform these tasks may limit the number of submarines.
advance ballistic missile submarine noise vulnerable to attack
report also highlighted the promotion of China’s ballistic missile submarines. The report said China now has two cut ballistic missile submarines, including one with the other two 093-class nuclear attack submarines deployed with Hainan in the South China Sea Fleet base. Fleet ballistic missile submarines and the second cut on the generation Xia-class ballistic missile submarine and four with the Han-class nuclear attack submarines deployed in the North Sea Fleet Jianggezhuang base.
reported that promotion of the JL-2 ballistic missile submarines equipped with sea-launched ballistic missile range of 4,000 nautical miles (about 7400 km), can launch attacks from the Chinese coastal continental United States, but unless deep waters near the launch in Japan Otherwise, a range sufficient to cover all U.S. states. JL-2 missile warheads would fall into the waters 800 km from Seattle. If the JL-2 missile to carry penetration aids, the range will be further reduced warhead.
report for the first time the ability of the Russian submarine silence were compared. Report chart shows, the noise index of Russian submarines in descending order: China Xia-class ballistic missile submarines, the Chinese Han-class nuclear attack submarines, the Chinese-class nuclear attack submarines, ballistic missile submarines China promotion, 俄罗斯德尔塔 Level III ballistic missile submarines, the Russian Victor III class nuclear attack submarines, China’s 095 nuclear attack submarines (expected 2015 deployment), Russian Academy Ⅱ class cruise missile submarine, the Russian Akula I class nuclear attack submarines, the new Russian nuclear missile carrying submarines Dolgorukiy Russia Severodvinsk nuclear attack submarines.
diesel-electric submarine noise index in descending order of: Russian R-Class (Romeo) submarines, 877 Russian Kilo-class submarines, the Chinese Ming-class submarines, the Chinese Song-class submarines, China Yuan-class submarines, St. Petersburg, Russia submarine, as well as 636 Russian Kilo-class submarines.
United States nuclear weapons expert Hans Kristensen 21 in the Federation of American Scientists Web site, said the author, this is the first official American and Russian submarines to talk openly about the noise situation. Christensen believes that is equipped with JL-2 sea-launched ballistic missiles promotion ballistic missile submarines, the first time the Chinese navy has a reliable second-strike nuclear capability. However, the noise level of Chinese nuclear submarines cut it with U.S. and Japanese anti-submarine forces in combat is very vulnerable to attack. China’s most modern diesel-electric submarines is another matter, and its ability to quiet diesel-electric submarines with Russia are very close. (Compiled: Spring)