Taiwan’s development of new catamaran missile boats to build aircraft carrier killer Taiwan version (Figure)
Data Figure: Taiwan Navy fitted out in the Guanghua VI stealth missile boats data for: Continental Kuznetsov aircraft carrier under the transformation
newspaper correspondent Zhang Qi
carrier in mainland China raised legitimate concern about the world, Taiwan’s “aircraft carrier killer” seems pretty clear. According to Taiwan’s 18 News reported today, portable HF-2, Hsiung Feng anti-ship missiles -3 450-ton missile boats under development, the boat attacks the large water vessels, aircraft carriers can be said to be designed for the mainland Taiwan version of the “aircraft carrier killer.” However, experts believe that the anti-aircraft combat is the most complex issues of war at sea, by while several 450-ton anti-aircraft missile to a low probability of success, or the United States Navy aircraft carrier battle groups would not dominate the oceans for decades.
missile to Taiwan, said the “aircraft carrier killer”
News Today reported that the KMT “legislators” Lin Yu-fang in the “Legislative Yuan Foreign Affairs and National Defense Commission “, the ongoing concern of the main weapons for the Navy to promote the glory -2, -3 glory of the eight anti-ship missiles, 450-ton missile boats” fast sea “progress of the project, and asked whether the ability to East Sand Islands, Nansha Pacific Island mission. Taiwan, “Naval Command chief of staff,” said Lieutenant General Li Hao, “fast sea” ship has enough endurance to perform tasks Dongsha and Nansha.
News Today said, “fast sea” program ships with the most advanced double-hull structure, with a self-made supersonic anti-ship missile, Hsiung Feng -3, water attacks the large ships can be said for the Navy Continental’s aircraft carrier battle groups into the military about the design of the Taiwan version of the “aircraft carrier killer.” Reported that the hull design uses the most advanced double-hull construction, with stealth and high seakeeping advantages of speed faster than traditional ships seven to eight kilometers, if more coupled with home-made supersonic anti-ship missiles male -3, the carrier and other cruisers, are a serious threat.
aircraft carrier is not so easy
Although the Taiwan media that “fast sea” ship-to-carrier and other cruisers pose a serious threat, but experts pointed out that the aircraft carrier did not so simple. Aircraft carrier is probably the most complex issues of war at sea, because the carrier itself and its operations are not relying on carrier-based aircraft, it has a comprehensive air, water, underwater defense system. Aircraft carrier battle groups against the strategic intelligence needed for advanced reconnaissance, surveillance, long-range strike systems need to complement each other, especially the need for big powerful missile, torpedo the implementation of the deadly attacks.
more importantly, the carrier is not a “playing not fight back,” the target. In fact, is the offensive power of aircraft carrier battle groups. U.S. aircraft carrier is now no longer called “battle groups” but said the aircraft carrier “strike group”, which shows the attack characteristics. Local wars in recent decades, the U.S. aircraft carrier battle group launched the first wave of air strikes are mostly the main carrier-based aircraft will have the ability range of 1,000 km of ground, sea targets hit, and aircraft carrier battle group cruise missile range up to 1500-2500 km. The firepower in the battle group, it is difficult to imagine a displacement of less than 500 tons while several ships will blink of an eye slipped aircraft missiles. In addition, the party often has a carrier on the overall strength of the asymmetry has a great advantage, which is the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle groups in recent decades fighting and repeated wins one of the reasons. Therefore, anti-aircraft only to be “trump card” weapons, also need to enhance the overall strength, including complete equipment system and improvement of joint operations mechanism. Decades before the development of the Soviet Navy and the U.S. aircraft carrier battle group formed to challenge the strength.
“fast sea” ship or “martyrdom sea” ships?
experts believe that Taiwan’s development of the Navy “fast sea” is actually a ship or a missile, said missile frigates. At present, many are in the development of such small naval vessels, such as displacement of 500 tons of the UAE Navy, “Bai Nuna” class light frigates, displacement of more than 1,000 tons of Italian “克曼德安迪” class frigates for the Malaysian Navy and the German construction MEKO A-100 frigates, these ships are mostly used stealth design, equipped with anti-ship missile, which with its multi-purpose, high comfort and known mainly for completion under the conditions of low-intensity combat missions, such as maritime patrol, maintenance of exclusive economic zone rights. Had not thought of these ships is the “aircraft carrier killer.”
and HF-3 missile from the “aircraft carrier killer” standard had a greater distance. First, the weight of its warhead is too small, only about 260 kg, while the Soviet Union then used anti-aircraft anti-ship missile warhead mostly at 450 kg, less than 300 kg warhead with armor protection for large aircraft is still not enough on the fatal injury. Second, the glory-3 range is too small. According to the “Global Defense magazine” reports, Taiwan Hsiung Feng-3 core technology comes mainly from the United States in the 1970s and developed a “small punch test bombs,” This missile is usually mounted by the aircraft a maximum speed of about 2 times the speed of sound, the range can be 160 km. This leads to the loading platform is not near the missile launch area will be the other side of the carrier-based aircraft carrier battle groups, submarines and other equipment destroyed. In addition, despite the use of supersonic flight glory -3, but not impossible, to intercept, leading to its supersonic flight characteristics significantly infrared present, many long-range air defense missile defense system can be even close to its intercept.
Some experts believe that, not to mention dealing with the aircraft carrier, even against the PLA Navy’s 022 missile boats, “fast sea” ships are not easy to do. Especially in the Taiwan Strait this combat environment, the “fast sea” ship combat flexibility than 022 missile, as such although the smaller missile boats, but with enough endurance, and stealth better. If the contest between the two, “fast sea” ship probably sacrificial victims escape the fate of the sea.