U.S. weapons experts said the United States and its allies can easily counter the Chinese aircraft carrier
Data for: alterations in Dalian, China, the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier
U.S. Vice President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Foundation Paal (Douglas H. Paal) 26 published an article that , Kuznetsov aircraft carrier into the water will undoubtedly lead to the vigilance of the Asian countries, and to the latter question the U.S. military to continue to provide security protection capabilities in Asia. Therefore, the U.S. military need to eliminate the concerns of allies, let them know that the high vulnerability of China’s aircraft carrier, easily available by the United States and its allies against weapons.
article said, China’s first aircraft carrier to be deployed, it is understood it will be named “Shi Lang” was to commemorate the 17th century, a famous recover Taiwan. Carrier had said, “Kuznetsov” was, built by the Soviet Union and the Ukrainian Navy, 1998, the Chinese price of $ 20 million purchase of the unfinished aircraft carrier.
According to reports, there was no electronic equipment and aircraft propulsion systems, procurement for Macau sightseeing boats, but after it arrived in Africa around Ukraine, Dalian, where it was refurbished and painted standard color Navy – Gray. It is reported that installation of electronic equipment and aircraft propulsion systems.
article mentioned that China’s official aircraft intent is obscure. China is said that the purchase of twelve domestic carrier’s risk and benefits of considerable discussion. Advantages, it can bring a sense of power and prestige. More realistic, the test aircraft will enable more accurate estimation of the Chinese Navy to deploy this capability cost effectively, training and operational adjustments, before deciding on other issues. In some ways, the carrier can reduce the defense of the South China Sea territorial claims difficult.
As for risk, some Chinese people think that in the conventional threat against the aircraft carrier battle groups increased when the carrier is not a wise economic and strategic choice. Moreover, the aircraft carrier battle groups will stimulate China’s hostile intentions of its neighbors to guess.
article points out that the recent statement issued with the official Chinese news reports made it clear that carriers support the school won the argument, at least temporarily won a victory. May be considered for the reaction of neighboring countries, Beijing is coming little by little hint aircraft, including the response to potential threats to the new procurement. Beijing is very cautious on the development of publicity, it is very wise, because learning to use the PLA Navy will face a huge aircraft carrier capability challenges.
Navy U.S. Navy senior military officers and Asian colleagues that even if Beijing can learn how to deploy the aircraft carrier, is also a carrier can respond to threats. Some people jokingly say they hope China will be buying five battle groups, a waste of money to purchase other systems more and more threatening systems. They said it would pay close attention to the implementation of China this year.
recently, Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the Pacific in an interview with Bloomberg News, said he did not think the carrier is a certain degree of “symbolic” meaning, he added: “Based on our Pacific allies, from the feedback received, I think the concept of the region will change dramatically.”
All this shows that Washington and the Pacific Command deployed aircraft carrier in China need to adopt a region to ensure that strategy. On the one hand, the use of hearings or public forums clearly shows that the United States and its allies of existing weapons and equipment can easily counter the Chinese aircraft carrier; the other hand, is the use of public diplomacy, including the U.S. military in the area for regular and large-scale deployment and exercise.
The article said that Obama’s Asia policy is a good return to the platform. If Obama successfully escape from Iraq and Afghanistan, effectively “re-balance” the attention of the U.S. Asia-Pacific region, this platform will continue to expand – but there are still a lot of work to do.
is expected to present a new capacity in China will show the same caution as before, to reduce resistance, so that the PLA Navy’s new status recognition. Access to the port area, inviting local residents to visit the vessel, may ultimately mark the Chinese military transparency in the way the current reached a new height.
but Beijing may be open to Vietnam, aircraft or other countries around the neighbors is not easy to send a strong message control. In turn, these neighbors will have to leave it alone with the United States to choose between closer relations. Washington may also be willing to choose closer ties.
article concluded that, at the present time in China trying to gain a lot of countries already have the ability to make over-reaction, and the aircraft carrier’s role in the battle may be reduced. Need to cope with the Asian American defense experts, leaders and public perception gap, think ahead of the available choices. (Compiled: Spring)