United States believes that China attaches great importance to suppress the number of senior U.S. military fighter planes (Figure)
Chinese fourth generation fighter the Air Force F-20 flight map
18, according to U.S. Istockanalyst website reported that although the Chinese J-20 fighter flight is significant, but not change the balance of Sino-US defense the decisive factor. Reported that China is not the most important the most advanced aircraft in the sky, but near the coast to maintain a high number of aircraft deployed in the base rate in order to suppress the number of senior U.S. fighters.
last week, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates during his visit to China its fifth-generation fighter prototype J-20 flight test activities. Chinese J-20 development flight test is significant, but not change the balance of the determinants of U.S. defense. Reported, J-20 fighter test reveals China’s strategic considerations, reflects some of these concerns related capabilities. China worried that the U.S. might blockade China’s coast. Although this is unlikely, but the Chinese still see their own strategic vulnerability, see the growth of the strength of the regional powers and the United States to contain the history of Chinese think they are in danger.
China in the South China Sea and East China Sea increased activity and rhetoric clearly reflects China’s consideration. For Beijing, in the event of a conflict that threatened the environment is maximized and that the U.S. Navy as far as possible away from its near Chinese waters and delay time is very important. Although the J-20 is still in the project, but more advanced aircraft – especially stealth characteristics of fighter – can play a variety of related in this role.
But China is still in the early stages of development. China is experimenting with stealth shape, features and materials, which means that J-20 can be achieved for the low detectability of modern radar is still unknown. Anticipated that the most important design and operational changes in the characteristics of the radar. And the real “stealth” is not just appearance. Special coating and absorbing materials in many areas is only part of China’s engineers must have practical experience, even through espionage or foreign help get a lot of insight.
China in the design and manufacture high-end jet engine, there is still many difficulties, not to mention the need to integrate the fifth-generation fighters, advanced sensors, avionics and complex system. Only from a prototype flight test in which the conclusion is premature, the Cold War, the United States that the Soviet MiG-25 design more sophisticated, more powerful, but after a few years that is not the case.
J-20 China’s actual situation faced by the Cold War period the Soviet Union and the United States were very different, so should not only J-20 prototype fifth-generation fighter the U.S. standards. China’s most important is not the most advanced aircraft in the sky, but near the coast to maintain a high number of aircraft deployed in the base rate in order to suppress the number of senior U.S. fighters. Opportunities expected from the U.S. aircraft carrier battle or distant land bases. (Compiled: Spring)