Russian media said that China will become the strongest army force ground attack
Data for: 99 People’s Liberation Army heavy tanks.
According to Russia’s “military observers” Dec. 15 reported that the Russian political and military analysis, deputy director of the Institute Alexander 赫拉姆奇辛 recently wrote that China’s military has made in the last 20 years made considerable progress. He pointed out that in the past 20 years, China’s military spending increased by 20 times, now close to $ 92 billion. Although this figure is still significantly behind the United States, but enough to protect a large number of Chinese military development and purchase of new equipment. At the same time, large-scale Chinese army with modern equipment, more and more the world is growing the most powerful ground attack force.
Russian media said that in the early 1990s, the PLA equipment to about 8000 based on Russian-made T-54 main battle tank developed from the old. At that time, the Chinese army is not even a third-generation standards in line with the tank. But now, this situation has undergone a fundamental change.
tanks equipped army is undoubtedly the most attack power weapons. Although in the last 20 years, several outbreaks of war, the Air Force repeatedly play a decisive role, but the outbreak of the war in Iraq in 2003 and 2008, the outbreak of armed conflict between Russia and Georgia once again proved that in the classic “Army of the Army,” the ground battle, to win the final victory continue to rely on tanks.
Russian media said that since the 1990s, Western countries to terminate a number of new tank production plan, while China has slashed the old tanks at the same time, launched several more advanced new tank.
Russian media said the Chinese army equipped by the Russian-made T-54 evolved 59,69,79 and 80 main battle tanks to reduce the number from about 8500 to 4500-5500 vehicles. Meanwhile, in a variety of their equipment in there new tank, including the 88C (currently about 500), 96 type (2500-3000 vehicles) and 99 (about 500). Currently, the 96-and 99 tanks of the production work continues. Benefit from these new equipment, the quality of Chinese army tanks clusters have been radically improved. As the Russian armed forces currently number of equipment and storage tanks down to 2100, China has now become the country with the largest number of tanks and equipment. At the same time, China is now the annual production of tanks also ranks first in the world, about 100-500 vehicles per year. Performance on the new tank, the 96-and 99-style combat in general, no way inferior to the Russian military equipment, T-72, T-80 and T-90. In particular, China’s most advanced active-duty Army is the world’s first 99-type weapon with a laser main battle tanks. The laser weapons could be paralyzed on the enemy tanks on the observation of the device and the operator of light blindness. In addition, China is also developing a new concept of the tank, the number dropped to two of its crew, equipped with unmanned turret. Some experts believe that the tanks in addition to a conventional gun, but will be equipped with two objectives can be used to combat various types (including anti-tank missiles) 6 Su Shebao and automatic aiming device.
Russian media said that China’s current development of weapons and equipment the Army is not limited to main battle tanks. For example, China to ZBD-05 infantry fighting vehicles developed based on a command vehicle, light tanks and ZTD-05 high-speed amphibious assault vehicles.
Russian media said that in the field of multi-barrel rocket launchers, China has been developed with a wealth of experience. Even in the 1970s and eighties, homemade rocket launchers in Russia and the U.S. and other countries with the performance of similar products already no big gap. Now, China has independently developed the WS series of multiple rocket launchers. For example, the Chinese WS-2 rocket has reached the 200 km range, the improved model WS-2D range is as high as 400 km. It is reported that each WS-2 rocket launch vehicle with a 6-9, which also include up to three unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. The system performance has been significantly beyond the Russian’s “Tornado” and the U.S. MLRS, capable of long-range enemy second echelon intensive firepower. PLA is currently equipped with up to 2500 rockets, and their number continues to grow.
Russian media said a long time, China has been troubled by Army Aviation was the soft underbelly of the Army. But now, tremendous progress has been made of the arms (especially the latest model of WZ-10 attack helicopters have begun mass production), that it is supported by the Chinese army troops to the main attacking force change.
Russian media said, be pointed out that a similar transformation usually exists only in being offensive military doctrine. In fact, military doctrine, China and Western countries, there are also obvious differences. The United States for the Western countries are currently represented by network-centric theory of the traditional military transformation. In the Western military theorists view, Network Centric can improve the use of weapons and technical equipment efficiency, thereby helping to reduce the number of the equipment. However, this process should not be overlooked fact, the network operations center is only a potential for increased use of efficiency rather than improve their combat potential, that is, if the reserve tank 50 rounds, then it is in any case can not destroy more than 50 goals.
Russian media said that China is currently pursuing a different policy, and its main features is the mechanization and integration of information technology, that is, continue to enhance the quantity and quality to win the classic large-scale military war. This way, if the Western countries to improve performance while reducing the combat potential of forces, China is in sync to improve efficiency of use of force and combat potential. Direct consequence of this trend, the Chinese army will in the foreseeable future as the world’s most powerful ground attack force. (Compass)