U.S. media speculation that China will refer to Soviet-designed nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
data for: “Ulyanovsk” class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Imaginative
According to the U.S. nextbigfuture website reported July 14, with the increased dependence on maritime trade China is to develop the Navy, especially in the construction of aircraft carrier battle groups. China not only in the construction of aircraft carriers, also to develop advanced auxiliary warships.
article first mentioned in China’s aircraft carrier construction program, said that China may be the first to build two medium-sized conventional-powered aircraft carrier, the displacement may be 5 million tons, similar to the Dalian Port is to transform the former Soviet Union “W good frame “aircraft carrier.
guess the U.S. media, which the two carriers to start construction in 2009; 2020 or later, China will be based on the former Soviet Union, “Ulyanovsk” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier design and construction of two nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Only the design of the former Soviet Union aircraft carrier, but never carried out any construction work.
Also, the construction of China’s aircraft carrier fleet but also security forces carried out a concern. The autumn of 2009, two Chinese shipyards are building two new destroyers, but they did not know the layout and equipment situation. PLA is expected to build up to 18 modern air defense frigates, two nuclear-powered attack submarines are 093 construction.
author of the article said, China only every type of construction of a small number of destroyers and frigates, while several (usually two to four), saying that it is probably because the Chinese have been using the new ship of each type to test different weapons and electronic equipment; also improve the habitat capacity of ships, until they complete before the optimal design of large-scale construction.
U.S. media said China has reduced the number of large surface ships, select the single more powerful warships. For example, 052C destroyers equipped its HQ-9 air defense missile equipped with a phased array radar. HQ-9 can emulate the “Patriot” missiles in the early models, and has excellent anti-ballistic missile capability. Similar, 054A frigate equipped with HQ-16 air defense missiles; its combat effectiveness than any of the PLA Navy air defense systems and equipment. (Sri Lanka years)