U.S. experts believe that China is less than anti-ship aircraft carrier to the U.S. ballistic missile threat
Data for: alterations in Dalian, China, the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier
newspaper correspondent Li Meng
foreign media have recently reported that the “Kuznetsov” was modification of the message carrier in Dalian, even enthusiastically arrange things, “said the carrier will this year officially launched on July 1.” Chinese media coverage in Japan and South Korea’s first aircraft carrier in the context of the U.S. military and the media has become very “calm”, the U.S. Pacific commander said publicly that “China is only a symbolic threat to the aircraft carrier.”
media speculation on the aircraft carrier program and location
Japan, “Asahi Shimbun” reported the first Chinese aircraft carrier purchased from Ukraine abandoned “Kuznetsov” was present Dalian shipyard in the transformation of the message, and then quoted “a Chinese military and shipbuilding industry insiders” as saying the PLA in 2011 started the construction of two 5 to 6 tons of displacement of the aircraft carrier, the water will be completed in 2017, two the construction of aircraft carriers will be located in Changxing Island, Shanghai New Shipyard is responsible.
“is at best symbolic threat”
and China had developed the so-called speculation the world’s first anti-aircraft missiles and Chinese anti-satellite test and other sharp , this time for the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier, the U.S. military and the media are “much more calm.”
U.S. Bloomberg News reported on April 13, U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Willard said he does not care about this project, the carrier before being converted, but as an attraction to attract tourists. “We hope the Chinese people to complete their vision, that is, the aircraft carrier capable of being launched this year, but let it have the capability, there is still a long way to go.” Willard said, “Kuznetsov” was at best a combat capability test and evaluation platform for the future, China has accumulated some experience with aircraft carriers. As for whether China’s threat to the U.S. aircraft carrier, Admiral Willard that “only symbolic.”
BUZZ website belongs to the Pentagon Papers, said, suddenly appeared with the F -20 to different U.S. military shock, “Kuznetsov” was the appearance in the Pentagon where the “placid.” Almost any Navy surface warships, including the most powerful nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, their survival skills? Let us recall a scene, when the Cold War was in full swing, the U.S. Navy will 海曼里科弗 (Hyman Rickover) to participate in congressional hearings, Senator Robert Taft (Robert Taft) asked if the Soviet Union between the two camps the outbreak of World War III, the U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carrier can survive depends on how long? Rickover replied: “up to two days.” Current into the missile age, has not happened like Battle of Midway as a naval and air fight (Editor: At that time the Pacific war, the United States and Japan, mainly through carrier-based aircraft for air carrier or directly attack each other).
carrier of China’s development ambitions, to many people the impression that to challenge the U.S. Navy’s ocean-going edge. The problem is that the Chinese people want to achieve this purpose, should rely more on their submarine force to initiate asymmetric warfare, rather than through the carrier battle. United States and other members of the club know the aircraft carrier, to maintain an aircraft carrier takes much time and money. For China, spent a long time and large sums of money to challenge the construction of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, is clearly undesirable.
experts to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier threat rating
U.S. Naval War College professor and researcher Andrew Erickson 盖博柯林思 in Japan. ” Foreign scholars “magazine wrote, according to the different levels of threat to the United States, the Chinese developed a number of arms to be ranked from 1 to 10, topped the list of China’s development of anti-ship ballistic missile (9.0), followed by space-based reconnaissance and support capacity (7.0), anti-missile and anti-satellite test (6.5), F -20 fighter flight (5.5), the development of carrier (5.0), the use of foreign ports and airports (4.0), Libya evacuees display projection capabilities (2.0) .
The paper also quoted the Office of Naval Intelligence forecasts that China will complete construction in 2015, two 5 to 6 tons of conventional powered aircraft carrier, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier completed by 2020. Even China with aircraft carriers, they still face many challenges, such as training pilots, to buy aircraft carrier, as well as the aircraft is equipped with auxiliary ships, aircraft carrier battle groups to form and so on. In the ten years or even decades to spend the time at which aircraft carrier battle groups, the Chinese navy once the contest with the U.S. Navy, its aircraft carrier battle group will have a hard chance of survival. However, the Chinese aircraft carrier battle group can be used in the South China Sea, the East China Sea and other occasions have the right to dispute the sea and the protection of the Indian Ocean shipping lanes, can also be used as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami humanitarian relief activities.