British media said that China’s first aircraft carrier will be officially launched next year (Figure)
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LONDON Dec. 24, 2009: December 23, according to Reuters report, Chinese military and government official sources, the first aircraft carrier will be next year officially launched. The timetable than the U.S. military analysts expected a year earlier, China’s aircraft carrier appearance will not only enhance China’s naval power, and patriotism will inspire people to further enhance China’s international status.
analysts said, China in the former Soviet Union aircraft carrier, “Kuznetsov” was based on the completion of the first aircraft carrier built for the training and test-related scientific and technological achievements. It will mark the Chinese navy into the water become a “blue ocean fleet”, and China will become Asia after India and Thailand, following the third countries have aircraft carriers. By 2020, the Chinese navy in the existing 27 destroyers, 52 frigates and 66 submarines over, built up by a number of carriers consisting of a large aircraft carrier fleet. British reports that the aircraft carrier project will promote China’s military power into the club world, then, the Chinese navy will be U.S. naval superiority in the Pacific on the challenge.
Naval Intelligence Bureau estimates, “Kuznetsov” was formed in 2012 training platform capabilities, while China-made aircraft carrier in 2015 after the formation of combat capability. Naval Operations School Andrew – Eriksson and Andrew – Wilson wrote in a paper, China’s aircraft carrier research, development and construction of speed may be surprised the West. A Chinese military source said: “Kuznetsov aircraft carrier allows us to familiar tactics. With the aircraft carrier, we will be able to defend the sovereignty of the South China Sea; we do not have the ambition to dominate.” The source said that China is not the construction of aircraft carriers In order to compete with the U.S..
Earlier reports said China’s State Oceanic Administration released the “China National Offshore Development Report 2010″ revealed that in 2009 China formally proposed the building of the aircraft carrier program. PLA sources, “Kuznetsov” aircraft will be powered by conventional takeoff and landing jet fighter, instead of VTOL aircraft. China has yet to fully grasp the planes landing on aircraft carrier technology, the Air Force pilot training has been low profile for several years, but U.S. still falls far short of pilots taking off and landing experience. U.S. Naval Academy Erickson and operations Wilson wrote: “They must recognize and master the technology will pay huge cost of lives and money.” U.S. Navy aircraft carrier landing technology for learning, only to lose in 1954 nearly 800 aircraft. Analysts said that China is trying to import from Russia Su-33 carrier-based fighter; the other hand, Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Corporation is also developing the domestic J-10 modified version of the aircraft carrier.
report also said the People’s Liberation Army sources said, China has “Kuznetsov” was modeled, is the world’s largest shipyard – Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard to build two aircraft carriers pure. “Kuznetsov” was formed after the battle group may be stationed in Hainan.
early as 1958, Mao Zedong had proposed the establishment of the Central Military Commission meeting on “seas of the channel”, with the carrier for the merchant formation escort. However, this proposal due to lack of funding eventually ran aground. 1970, Hua Guofeng had planned to import or with the construction of a displacement of 18,000 tons of the light aircraft carrier, but the plan because of the UK supplier asking price too high end. To the Deng Xiaoping era, in order to develop the economy and slash defense spending. A former Navy Commander, Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Liu Huaqing is the carrier’s plans loyal supporters; and when he was President Jiang Zemin has rejected the carrier’s plans, analysts believe that this is to avoid triggering U.S. and neighboring countries uneasy. Chinese President Hu Jintao is currently on the aircraft carrier project has given great support.
According to reports, the Chinese navy to get billions of dollars each year for the purchase of weapons and equipment, this figure also showed a rising trend. Russian Navy to build a similar “Kuznetsov” carrier medium, conventionally powered, 60,000-ton aircraft carrier will take $ 2 billion. The aircraft carrier with aircraft and also need to guard formation – fighters, airborne early warning aircraft systems, anti-submarine warfare and search and rescue helicopters, missile destroyers, frigates and supply ships. A carrier battle group needs to spend $ 10 billion, continuing a decade-long development cycle; Earlier reports said China plans to set up in 2020, two aircraft carrier battle groups in the future will deploy at least four aircraft carrier battle groups, were stationed at South China Sea and East China Sea region. Meanwhile, in training, maintenance, repair and fuel consumption, etc., a carrier battle group is estimated to spend 10% of the cost of its construction, it is also a fee of up to $ 20 million.
reported that the “Kuznetsov” was in the hands of China in 2002 and bought from Russia, “V. Zoff “class aircraft carrier. It is over 300 meters long, full load displacement of 67,500 tons, carrying up to 3,000 people, 36 fighters, 14 anti-submarine helicopters, two electronic warfare helicopters and two search and rescue helicopters. In the former Soviet Union, “Kuznetsov” was obtained by an independent Ukraine. However, due to Ukraine’s poor economic conditions, inability to continue to build the project in January 1992 work stoppage. Had already completed 80% of the construction project, there is no ride in the engine and rudder.
1998 years, a Macau company bid $ 20 million to buy the “Kuznetsov” was claiming to transform it into a large sea entertainment complex. When the ship arrived in Turkey in 2000 the waters of the northern Black Sea through the Bosporus Straits to prepare, the earth to “the hull is too large, affecting the normal sailing the Strait of other vessels,” as the reason for refusing the “Kuznetsov” was passed. Forced to park entrance on the Bosphorus, after 15 months, Turkey has finally agreed to use its waterways. The Chinese side encouraged to go to earth to pay travel, and the cost of imported soil materials. March 3, 2002, passing through numerous of the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier finally arrived at the destination, Dalian, Dalian safe berth in the Western Inner Harbour 4 bulk terminals, the end of the range of 15,200 sea miles victory, took 4 months difficult voyage. China from Russia and Ukraine gained engineering and technical support, “Kuznetsov” was first launched in 2011, but is unlikely to be put into use immediately.
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present, China is expanding rapidly in the merchant side, tankers and cargo ships in the Strait of Malacca and other places from the shuttle; they need to be protected. Chinese warships have to move into the Gulf of Aden, the implementation of anti-piracy task. Growing overseas investment, and more and more Chinese citizens living and working abroad, which requires relevant aspects of protection. China’s booming coast, the exclusive economic zone, and the Spratly Islands are required to obtain warranty. A carrier is necessary, it can be used for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief. (Compiled: Sri Lanka years)