Foreign media that China is developing aircraft carrier-based early warning system (Figure)
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Although marine parade celebration ended, and China to build aircraft carriers topic still heating up. Especially the foreign media have recently disclosed “in port for many years” Kuznetsov “aircraft carrier was finally ‘move house’ the” message, but also attracted a new round of speculation and analysis
guess 1: The aircraft carrier displacement 5-60000 t? Construction of 2-4?
United States, “Aviation Week” reported that in 2020 when the Chinese navy may have up to four aircraft carriers, two of which for the conventional power , two as nuclear power. In addition, China in 2002, purchased from Ukraine, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier will also be renovated and used as training ship.
5 1 May, the Japanese “Asahi Shimbun,” also reported that China has begun to modify the “Kuznetsov” was expected to be in service after the installation of communications equipment. Adding that China in Shanghai from 2009 start of construction, and by 2015 two complete displacement 5-60000 t-class medium-sized aircraft carrier.
same time, the United States, “Navy Times,” the article said, China’s aircraft carrier if this 5-60000 tons of displacement, then the British are beginning to build the “Queen Elizabeth” class aircraft carrier with a ratio. “Queen Elizabeth” class aircraft carrier is slightly larger displacement of 6.5 million tons, the ship contained 1,400 members, design equipped with 40 fixed-wing aircraft, will also be equipped with helicopters.
and the United Kingdom, “Jane’s Defense Weekly,” is quoted military experts as saying Keith Jacobs, although the pace of China’s aircraft carrier construction and progress of the outside world is not known, it is difficult to predict, but the Chinese likely in the next decade to build and deploy at least three carrier battle groups.
According to foreign media speculated that China’s future aircraft carrier flight deck layout may be used on a smaller oblique angle oblique segment straight two-stage flight deck, which is similar to the Russian-made aircraft, can reduce the construction difficulty, and US-made aircraft carrier with aircraft movements than more conducive. In the power system configuration, the future of China-made aircraft carrier is likely to use steam turbine power program, nuclear power technology risk and high cost, and the strategic needs of China’s current naval aircraft carrier does not need to have unlimited power. China’s reserves are more fully related technologies. In the high-power steam turbine driven, the maximum speed of China’s future aircraft carrier should be able to more than 30, because the Chinese navy has always been a traditional emphasis on high-speed navigation.
5 4, Arlington, Virginia, United States, the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Senior Fellow Richard Fischer, “Aviation Week” reported that China’s future aircraft carrier will be equipped with up to six catapult.
guess 2: developed by carrier-based aircraft Su-33 fighter planes or buy?
combat determines the strength of carrier-based aircraft in the performance of good equipment or not, including carrier-based fighter aircraft, AWACS and anti-submarine aircraft. United States, “Aviation Week” reported that China is building its aircraft carrier aviation forces. The candidate carrier models include: an upgraded version of Russia’s Su-33 fighters, the Chinese J-11 carrier-based aircraft (smaller than a Su-33, but there are stealth capability), and carrier-based F-10A fighters.
reported that there are sources that China is developing carrier-based early warning system. Moreover, China’s aircraft carrier may also be equipped with unmanned aircraft. L-15 advanced trainer aircraft carrier is one of the candidate models. Chinese carrier may also be equipped with other purpose-designed aircraft.
5 9, the United States united international Andrei Chang published the article that the Chinese Navy is considering the F-10A for the carrier-based aircraft. He said the Navy is very popular price of these aircraft and aerial refueling capability. Currently, the F-10A aircraft have been equipped with a hook to capture imports from Russia for ship landing exercises.
from the United States, “Navy Times” reports claimed that China Dalian Naval Academy has received 50 student pilots, the flight training aircraft carrier four years.
as Russia’s first aircraft carrier-based conventional takeoff and landing, from the overall performance point of view, the Su-33 can be regarded as the world’s most powerful carrier fighter. Su-33 electronically scanned phase array radar, can detect 110-150 km of the ground/sea targets simultaneously track 15 air targets and guide the missile while attacking one of the six. Su-33 tail cone that has the tail after a large-looking radar, the radar can detect as after 30-50 km of the radar reflector 3 square meters of the target, the approach of enemy aircraft can automatically alert the pilot. Su-33 pilot’s helmet used, can guide the latest R-73M-air missiles, but also to guide the precision-guided weapons to attack ground or sea targets; And Helmet can turn off the Su-33 in combat radar to a surprise attack.
Russian “ties” network reported that the military experts believe that China’s future aircraft carrier machine number may be 40 or so, so ensure this class aircraft carrier in the ocean is more powerful and comprehensive combat capability.
guess 3: China to build aircraft carriers faced with “three bottleneck”?
According to “Asia Times” published the article said, China has purchased four were built by the former Soviet Union and the Australian aircraft carrier, the use of these carriers to obtain construction of the structure of learning opportunities. However, the recent publication of “Jane’s warship the” Edit Steven Saunders wrote that the Chinese carrier available there, “the three major bottlenecks”:
one of the bottlenecks: carrier-based aircraft-derived adult problems. Sanders believes that China is on the aircraft carriers of the main considerations is still imported from Russia Su-33. But the Russian military industrial businesses are worried that China imitation, and similar products impact the international arms market, which is bound to the Su-33 would introduce a significant impact on the process.
bottleneck of the two: special steel and other carrier core material is still missing. Sanders believes that there were no “conclusive evidence” that China has built its own production of special steel carrier needs, and the United States, Britain, France and other countries in the procurement of special steel and technically blockade against China, which are China to build aircraft carriers to increase the difficulty. However, Sanders also careful to say: “Given China’s shipbuilding industry by leaps and bounds in recent years, does not rule out that China already has the technical ability to produce special steel.”
bottleneck three: Chinese aircraft carrier could not get technical . Sanders said, “Kuznetsov” aircraft modification work continues, “that aircraft carrier a few years may debut in Dalian, but I personally think that it is mainly for training purposes. Taking into account the outside world ‘ Kuznetsov ‘grasp the actual situation of small numbers, to guess the modified concrete progress very difficult, but it is certain that, whether technology or time, the modified’ Kuznetsov ‘number than the Chinese navy originally thought to be rare more. “