U.S. experts say the quality of the Indian aircraft carrier personnel far more than the People’s Liberation Army
Figure: Chinese aircraft carrier ninth sea trials. used Russian-made aircraft carrier of Indian Navy sea trial a new plan.
Sino-Indian aircraft carrier battle force who is stronger
James Holmes, associate professor of strategic studies at
U.S. Naval War College, July 16 in Japan, “a diplomat magazine published a signed article in the Indian Navy’s carrier-based aviation contrast, said the Indian aircraft carrier in the quality of personnel is far better than the People’s Liberation Army.
“Varyag” VS “Vic Rama Tia”
article said, the competition of the Asian countries towards the sea, obviously Contains the sky element “- Naval Aviation. Russia Vic Rama Tia modified for the Indian Navy aircraft carrier (formerly known as the “Admiral Gorshkov”) is about to serve is the Barents Sea, the second sub-trials. The Russian Northern Machinery Factory is expected later this year to deliver the Indian side. The old cruiser of heavy-duty machine has now become a more conventional Ski Jump take-off aircraft carriers. At the same time, also from Russia, China’s first aircraft carrier “Varyag” is also carried out so far the longest sea trial, and allegedly will be sailing in the Bohai Sea for 25 days. Today, New Delhi and Beijing to build a blue water navy aircraft carrier as the core is no longer any doubt. The answer is clear – they want to, and are doing.
This raises another problem – the two ambitious naval carrier-based aviation more advantages? The author believes that “single from the hardware side,” the PLA “may prevail”, the Indian Navy in the primary human factors is superior.
article said that, even in the case of the ship all aircraft, personnel, fuel, and other combat supplies have reached full capacity standard, India “Vic Rama Tia” USS displacement, but also 45,000 tons, not much more than the U.S. Navy during World War II Essex-class aircraft carrier only with the U.S. military today through the deck amphibious assault ship. In contrast, the “Varyag” under the full load displacement can be over 67,000 tons, with the U.S. former super aircraft carrier “Midway” quite (the aircraft carrier was decommissioned in 1992, has now been converted into a museum). Holmes believes that the size of the aircraft carrier is very important. The greater the hull, hangar and flight deck area, “Varyag” will be able to carry larger models more carrier air wings.
According to reports, the “Varyag” can carry 26 fixed-wing aircraft and 24 helicopters. At present, the “People’s Daily and other official media have openly speculated that, in the sea trial period, the PLA’s F -15 aircraft carrier may be the first to take off from the ship. “Vic Rama Tia” dwarfs the 10 MiG-29K tactical aircraft and 10 helicopters, Russia and India reached an agreement, the carrier-based institutions. As a result, China’s aircraft carrier aircraft carrier the number is 2.5 times that of India. The article that, although the numbers can not explain everything, but in combat will be a very important factor. In this regard, the Chinese Navy to victory over India.
However, Holmes also pointed out that, compared with the United States nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Varyag” aircraft can only be regarded as trivial. U.S. active-duty aircraft carrier displacement are over 100 thousand tons, can carry 90 aircraft carrier “Varyag” nearly twice as much. In addition, the Sino-Indian aircraft carrier is a Soviet relic, and carrier-based aviation has been a major weakness of the Soviet. Chinese boat maker who has to overcome the design flaws of the Soviet Union to be the test of time. In any case, the navies of China and India, Vic Rama Tia “and” Kuznetsov grid “number is just the beginning. Both sides are stepping up the construction of aircraft carriers, to build the future fleet.
than finished hardware than software. The article believes that the Indian Navy in flight technology and maritime technology, “far ahead of China”. The article quoted the late U.S. Air Force colonel, the famous military theorist Boyd’s famous quote: machine will not fight, people, ideas, and hardware is the determinants of competition. The authors believe that air power, India’s performance in simulated aerial combat, and even the U.S. military pilots to marvel at these Indian counterparts. For the Indian Navy, “Vic Rama Tia” is a new slip jump deck carrier, MiG-29K is a relatively unknown fighter, but the carrier is no stranger to operating its Indian Navy at least half a century aircraft carrier driving experience. For example, the British Royal Navy “Centaur class aircraft carrier” competitive spirit “was India’s cheap to buy, converted into” virrat “service for more than 20 years. Short sailor India has long been well received by the naval aviation culture of the monasteries, and “just beginning to instill the idea”. In this regard, India’s win.
is better to be battle-tested
According to the article, the Chinese aircraft carriers are bigger, fierce fire, the Indian aircraft carrier block header is small but good technology, then Who can win in PK? Holmes playing tai chi, he pointed out, simply weapons and equipment does not make much sense out of the political, strategic and geographic background. The tactical level of engagement will be the quantity and quality of the geographical distance, logistics, escort warships and shore fire support efforts to crack down numerous factors. To exclude the interference of other variables, except the Sino-Indian aircraft carrier away from the respective house, went to the Weddell Sea, near Antarctica or the South Atlantic carried singled.
However, the two countries’ aircraft carrier comparison is not meaningless, so that each bright family property, to see once the war can be resorted to what kind of tricks is worth doing.
Holmes pointed out that, like all weapons systems, the real strength of the Sino-Indian aircraft carrier into combat is still unknown. Even seemingly strong Navy is no exception, since its last large-scale fleet combat or naval battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944. Load, weapons range, sensor characteristics data on paper may seem shocking, but Jane’s World, the technical parameters of the ship tend to be higher than the actual performance of the weapons and equipment. Opened the gap between the ideal and the reality of the reasons a lot of the wrong operation, the failure of the doctrine and tactics, due to the professional staff are just a small part of it. The figure only shows part of the problem, the observer must be combined with the political, strategic, operational and other background factors, try to assess the effects of various weapons platforms in the combat will be how to play.
Chinese aircraft carrier the future long
compared to other articles in
Holmes, for the strength of the Sino-Indian aircraft carrier has been more objective, but the words still reveals the disdain of the People’s Liberation Army. It is worth mentioning is that the the Boyd Colonel Holmes mentioned in the text is well-regarded in the West, to be known as the “greatest military thinker of the twentieth century, the Marshal class strategist, modern warfare designer “, the motor theory of his energy that completely changed the U.S. air combat mode. In its ideological foundation, the U.S. military to develop open space in one of the war, “Network Centric Warfare”, “based on the effect of combat and other military theory. But its main ideas to study carefully, you will find a lot of the essence of China’s military thinking. Holmes used to insinuate the Chinese navy “boat is Boyd saying, do not understand the line” is more like a replica of Mao Zedong’s military thinking. Early as the Anti-Japanese War, Mao Zedong would have raised: “weapons is an important factor of the war, but not the deciding factor, the decisive factor is not material.” Thus, our development has always been to focus on “people” factors, The authors do not know where to draw the conclusion of the People’s Liberation Army staff level far below the Indian Army.
Of course, the whole, Holmes’ article on the Chinese Navy still has a certain reference. Objectively, our military is obviously lagging behind in the carrier to use the experience in India, and indeed are just getting started. China’s aircraft carrier development model is not the same with India.
similar to many other military projects, China’s aircraft carrier from the beginning of walking combined with the independent path of development of self-reliance and the introduction of technology. It is this introduction, digestion, absorption, and a new model, making our country on the basis of the Su-27 to produce more advanced J-11, while India has only a simple introduction and to imitate the production. At present, China has developed its own superior performance made three generations of machines – the J-10 and a large number of troops were equipped, while fighter jets to India almost at the same time period developed LCA are still in flight test. According to Indian officials said, in order to truly put into mass production, “at least have to wait until 2015. , This phenomenon also exists in the equipment development process of many stars of the Indian-made main battle tank “Arjun”, the first ship of the domestic nuclear-powered submarines, “annihilating” was. As for India from Russia “Vic Rama Tia” aircraft carrier, and just recently fitted out in the lease nuclear submarine “Cheetah”, it seems, bright, in fact, is a laundry list of troubles. Its progress in the process of introducing a push again and again, the procurement budget jumped up performance when the weapon hand is seen to improve, indeed, the Indian Army to eat another one yabakui. The fundamental reason is because the Indian defense industry is a lack of long-term planning, weak management of disorders. If India can not effectively change this situation, the carrier may be able to temporarily ahead of China, but in the long view, whether in hardware or software, the PLA will become a leader.
for our country, have to do is get down the road to take a good carrier of each step, the next day you can achieve the dream of the country of its own aircraft carrier. (“Legal Digest” Zhuangao author: Xu Yin)
[Note: See July 21, the rule of law Digest “version 4; original title,” Sino-Indian aircraft carrier battle force who is stronger “
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