Japanese aircraft carrier battle groups through the media, imagine China Okinawa island chain
will become China’s first aircraft carrier Kuznetsov Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force P-3C anti-submarine aircraft fleet
[Japan's" Yomiuri Shimbun, "July 26 articles] Title: After the expansion of Chinese naval fleet deployed aircraft carrier
“the Chinese navy in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles … … even in a strong economy supported by the Chinese navy is modernized at an alarming rate.” Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, a cadre of small unmanned helicopter in the first recognized in China after naval exercises in the issued could not help but sigh.
Chinese Navy 11 surface ships last month through the Miyako Island, Okinawa, about 100 kilometers northeast of the sea, from the East China Sea into the Pacific Ocean, in the southern waters of Okinotori implementation of the exercise. Japan Maritime Self Defense Force P-3C reconnaissance aircraft found in the implementation of monitoring tasks in the course of the exercise from the frigate an unmanned helicopter to take off the rear deck. The helicopter was carrying a radar and infrared photography devices. A Maritime Self Defense Force cadres speculation, said: “China’s Navy use of small unmanned attack helicopter test and evaluation results, and conduct surveillance activities.”
the exercise time is about 2 weeks, 11 surface ships participate in the exercise. These surface ships, mostly from the 1990s until the latter half of this century a new type of ships in service, including carrying supersonic anti-ship missiles (range of about 140 km) of the three “modern class” destroyers. The scale of the exercise than in March last year (for the six participating vessels) and April (for the 10 participating ships), a record high. Generally believed that the more conventional submarines also took part in the exercises.
In the meantime, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces dispatched “Sea Bird” number three Aegis destroyers and other ships and P-3C surveillance aircraft, ships at a distance of 3-5 km China’s position for 24 hours without intermittent monitoring. A Coast Guard cadres, said: “Since the Philippines from Guam to the east coast quite close to the location, the vast waters of this generation are Chinese naval exercises range anti-submarine warfare exercises and the content includes not only fire training, including night-sea replenishment, clearly reflects the intention of the China Construction ocean navy, Chinese naval combat has been considerably increased. “However, the reason why the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force to further enhance awareness of prevention, there is another reason.
This is because China will soon complete the purchase from Ukraine, “Kuznetsov” aircraft repair work, the ship’s full load displacement of about 60,000 tons, as China’s first aircraft carrier deployed aircraft carrier into the moment coming.
China has also developed a carrier aircraft and the use of F -15 onshore facilities for training pilots. If the carrier serving the end of the official test the water, then the carrier-based aircraft landing training ship will start. Presumably, China put into use in aircraft needed for several years. Japan Maritime Self Defense Force will monitor the situation of today will be different.
We might imagine such a picture. The aircraft carrier fleet to China as the center of the ring formation through the island of Okinawa and Miyako Island, between the high seas, the early warning aircraft to take off from aircraft carriers and fighter jets flying in the sky. Thus, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C surveillance aircraft frigates and not necessarily close to the Chinese warships conduct monitoring activities.
defense of Japan and vice-ministerial defense consultation was held on the 26th again. Both sides to accelerate the establishment of mutual recognition of maritime liaison mechanism to avoid unexpected situation. Maritime Self Defense Force, a cadre is not without worries, said: “China strongly criticized our surveillance activities, and may be advocated a ban on self-defense (ships and reconnaissance planes) close to the Chinese fleet.”
Chinese Navy began South, East and even the western Pacific Ocean caused by military threat. In late April, including high-speed missile boats and submarines, including nearly 10 Chinese ships in the East China Sea oil and gas fields around the repeated exercise. Vessels in Chinese waters in the western Pacific submarine reconnaissance activities.
Guard cadres, said: “China is trying to build Japan’s west and south packages fence”, we must pay attention to this. (Author wins shares show through)