Kuznetsov sea time needed foreign guess China will build four aircraft carriers
Dalian is converted Kuznetsov aircraft carrier
China has always been a carrier to attract attention around the topic. China’s Defense Ministry confirmed that 27 “are transforming the waste carrier platform for scientific research and testing and training,” the news, not only concerned about the outside world when the sea trials aboard the aircraft carrier training, but also the great interest in China’s next generation aircraft carrier program. Reuters, 27 said that China will build two aircraft carriers, the Philippines, the media put the figure 28 to 4. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Ueno branch 28 also said: “looking forward to China, including publicly owned carrier’s specific purpose, future plans, including the construction and deployment of information.”
“Kuznetsov” was out to sea take some time
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman, said Geng Yansheng 27, the first aircraft carrier to sea trial a specific time, according to the progress of the renovation project to determine. “Indian Express” 28 guess, parked in Dalian, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier will soon be out to sea, but “the Indian military do not think it is only for research and training, should have the combat deployment capability.” Philippines, “Manila Standard Today newspaper,” 28 said that, Geng Yansheng conversation implied that China does not plan to refurbish the aircraft carrier aboard the aircraft carrier battle groups as part of the future, but may use it as a blueprint for development of domestic aircraft.
“Global Times” reporter 28 in Dalian, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier seen near the berth, the pier and the crane carrier transporting goods between the flight deck for the hot jet aircraft engine block The air board also did not completely block flame installed. A familiar “Kuznetsov” was the situation of the sources, this time to the internal construction of the main reconstruction project, the current internal equipment installation has been completed. He said that now “Kuznetsov” was not in accordance with the practice of brush on the Chinese navy new ship hull number and name, that it will not have the sea. In addition, the carrier’s staff also mostly dressed in overalls shipyard workers, rather than sailors. Even if the Navy took over, be familiar with the giant aircraft carrier operations and ship out port, it will take some time to adapt, so the “Kuznetsov” was needed to take time away from the sea.
in the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier berth in the vicinity, “Global Times” reporter has encountered many foreign counterparts, they have expressed great interest in China’s aircraft carrier. A Japanese reporter that the “Kuznetsov” No. If it is as a training ship, its future may not belong to any of the PLA Navy’s fleet, but in rotation in several major fleet training, training in a short time as possible the batches of carrier personnel.
aircraft carriers more attention
this Japanese reporter also said that despite China’s first aircraft carrier to sea was big news, certainly very concerned about the surrounding countries, but “Kuznetsov” was, after all, the transformation of old vessels training ship, they are more concerned about the situation of China’s new generation aircraft carrier.
outside speculation for China’s new generation aircraft carrier is varied. Reuters quoted sources as saying, “Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard is building two aircraft carriers.” “Manila Standard Today newspaper,” that China plans to build four aircraft carriers, and intends to use the “coach -9″ jet trainer for pilots taking off and landing training. News said that the Russian ties, China has started to build the first self-designed aircraft carrier fleet. According to preliminary information, the size of aircraft carriers will ship with the “Kuznetsov” was pretty. The report also said by 2015 China will have two domestic medium-sized 4.8-6.4 ton conventionally powered aircraft carrier into the water, while between 2015 and 2020 will be recycled in two 93,000 t-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which has with the U.S. aircraft carrier compared to large ships, to ensure the safety of China’s maritime lifeline. South Korea, “National Journal” reported that 28 of China’s shipbuilding capacity is more confident. Reported that two Chinese-made nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will be used to promote, launched in 2015. The report also said that China will be the first aircraft carrier deployed in the Hainan Island, most likely, because not only near the South China Sea territorial disputes, and China can take to protect their oil routes.
the outside world China’s efforts to dispel doubts
although China has said that the construction of coastal defense navy aircraft carrier does not mean that strategic change will occur, but also has nothing to do with the current situation in the South China Sea , but there are still foreign media speculation, “China’s aircraft carrier threat.” South Korea, “Busan Daily” 28 that, as China’s first aircraft carrier fitted out, not only throughout the Asia-Pacific military confrontation could intensify, and countries may also be an arms race. The report that the “Kuznetsov” was put into use means that the Chinese navy’s operational capacity to expand to the Pacific and Indian Ocean.
However, “Manila Standard Today newspaper,” said China held a press conference on the aircraft carrier, apparently to dispel doubts about the outside world. Reported that China tried to ease these concerns, that includes India and Thailand and other Asian countries have aircraft carriers, China will need aircraft carriers to defend the majority of the coastline, the sea trade routes, and other maritime interests. Reuters is a professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan quoted as saying: “China’s next move must be careful to wait and see, otherwise there will be negative in Asia, maritime security implications.” Agence France-Presse also reported that 28 of China’s attempts to play down the first aircraft carrier combat capability and the impact of this public carrier aims to reduce aircraft carriers and other countries on China’s military modernization project concern. ▲
(“Global Times” July 29, 2011 No. 08 version)
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