Media speculation Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, or the new name will not be called in Sanya Shi Lang Road
Data for: Dalian for modified Kuznetsov aircraft carrier converted into the final stages.
Hong Kong, Taiwan Asia Times quoted the 13 retired Navy Rear Admiral Lanning Li as saying the PLA’s first aircraft carrier Kuznetsov deployment will have a north and south mainland attack capability. The article said that Taiwan’s navy strategy has been to emphasize the outbreak of conflict in the Taiwan Strait to prevent the PLA East Sea Fleet and the confluence of the South China Sea Fleet in the Taiwan Strait. The Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in service after the PLA military operations will be expanded to the Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan to form a pincer arms trend.
The article said that China’s Dalian shipyard conversion of the Soviet-era aircraft carrier, “Kuznetsov” was, Captain 302 meters wide and 70.5 meters. About water. Engines installed on aircraft carriers and other heavy equipment, there are radar mast, ship-borne active phased array multifunction radar and “Sea Hawk” as a radar detector, equipped with 730-type near Artillery can destroy incoming close anti-ship missiles and enemy aircraft, in addition to FL-3000N automatic guided air defense missile system. Starting from the aircraft carrier, will begin work for the Navy standard light blue hull painted gray, which means that carriers can not ship 67,000 tons of China’s first term has entertainment facilities.
article mentioned that in 1985, “Kuznetsov” was the start of construction in Ukraine, since the Soviet Union in 1992 to stop construction, just completed the construction of the structure, but no electronic devices. This ship has not maintenance, disrepair, and 1998 has no engine, rudder and operating systems. Finally, the Ukraine, “Kuznetsov” in the auction. 1991-1999 years, Ukraine’s GDP fell by 60%, recession, inflation rate of 5 digits. Ukraine welcome never heard of a Hong Kong company to $ 20 million worth of its captured.
but inaccurate, according to Western and Taiwanese media reported that the “Kuznetsov” has been renamed. Now alleged to have been called the “Shi Lang” number, hull number 83, this name is not welcome in Taiwan. The article points out, the aircraft carrier would have little practical impact on Taiwan’s military is another matter. Observers predict that the carrier home port may be a naval base in Sanya Hainan Island, China. If so, then the carrier will be deployed to the Chinese navy’s South Sea Fleet, and from the Persian Gulf is likely to help ensure that Beijing crude oil transportation safety. Alleged that the carrier may include other tasks, to improve China’s and Vietnam, the Philippines and other disputed areas of the state-owned military deployment, but also as a soft power weapon, participation in large-scale humanitarian relief operations.
although experts believe that the Taiwan carrier’s main goal is not conflict, but Taiwan is another voice. Taiwan Defense and Strategic Management Association Fellow, Naval Reserve captain Wang Zhipeng Taiwan is one of them. He said: “In the past, the Taiwan Straits and the Taiwan Central Mountain Range as a natural barrier., China by the anti-intervention/area denial weapons to prevent the U.S. military can not quickly aid of Taiwan in China can help the aircraft carrier attack from behind Taiwan. “Wangzhi Peng said the Central Mountain Range stretches from north of the island of Taiwan to the south, 3,000 meters above sea level. Taiwan experts believe, DF-15 short-range ballistic missiles can reach all parts of the west side of the mountains, so the east coast of Taiwan’s defense bases more easily. According to Wang Zhipeng said China’s new DF-16 ballistic missile R & D may be able to hit the east coast around the base of the mountains, because re-entry angle negative, it is not against military facilities. Wang Zhipeng further pointed out that retired Rear Admiral Lanning Li’s point of view.
Lanning Li responded Wang Zhipeng assessment: Even Taiwan’s navy ships to prevent the enemy from the north and south sides of the Taiwan Strait into the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier naval operations also can be extended to the PLA Pacific east of Taiwan. Lanning Li also said the carrier will also affect the resource-rich regions of the South China Sea territorial disputes. He commented that Taiwan’s media: “If there occurs any event, with the aircraft carrier, the mainland can respond quickly.”
head of U.S. global safety net, often invited to testify before the U.S. Congress ? Defense expert John Pike (John Pike) to the Asia Times Online revealed that a carrier will not produce in Taiwan significantly affected. He said: “Indeed, China is not able to reach Taiwan, the lack of land-based air power, and conflict with Taiwan than in the South China Sea region is much greater potential for conflict.”
Parker said: “Compared with the carrier, China’s new amphibious ships and hospital ships a higher degree of concern, and, in any case, the entire South China Sea are in the Chinese land-based air power within range.” he said, just a carrier can not be a game changer. He said: “Many other countries (such as Thailand, Brazil) have an aircraft carrier, but this does not seem to change anything.”
Parker (John Pike) referred to in this amphibious assault ship can also transport the Marines or Army troops and their armored vehicles, artillery and a small part of the transport aircraft or attack helicopters. Moreover, the ship can be a major feature of decentralization hovercraft, fast break through Taiwan’s coastal defense first, so this ship, especially suitable for use in amphibious operations against Taiwan to deploy the necessary forces.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, responsible for China and the global security program Aolie Fu ? Brauner (Oliver Brauner) also believes that China will not change the appearance of aircraft carriers in the Taiwan Strait military balance. He said: “People’s Liberation Army in the Chinese mainland to Taiwan’s infrastructure cope with conflict, and compared with a single aircraft carrier, they are much stronger defense forces.” Moreover, Brauner further explained that this situation also for the South China Sea. He said: “Hainan is an ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’, from a strategic point of view, it is more valuable than the aircraft carrier.
addition, Brauner said, playing as a training platform role, China’s first aircraft carrier will become a symbol of China’s military power and soft power as a tool, he said: “Despite this change in China, may be smaller neighbors China and the United States as a a threat, however the other hand, this will be the Beijing government and even hostile to those who criticize the United States and the countries of Western hegemony admiration. “
As China’s first aircraft carrier of the new name, Wang Zhipeng said,” Shi Lang “This option is most desirable. He believes that if China uses this name, no doubt in Taiwan and the international community have a negative adverse impact, he said: “I think they are more likely to name her as ‘Mao’ or ‘Deng Xiaoping’ aircraft carrier. “(Spring)