Hong Kong media that China’s Air Force long-range combat capability into the world top five
together during military exercises on China’s air force battle group went to perform exercises overseas combat missions. Picture appeared in H-6H to participate in rehearsal Data Figure: China’s Air Force Air Police 2000 AWACS taking off execute command task
BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) The latest issue of Hong Kong “Bauhinia” magazine published an article that the Chinese air force exercise frequently in recent years, the information revealed in these exercises, the Air Force has been through all kinds of different backgrounds, different conditions, exercise, greatly improving the long-range, cross-border long-range strike capability, combat radius thousands of kilometers of operational and tactical levels of combat capability is fully equipped. This capability should be in the world can talk about the top five, that is, into the air, “the five permanent members.”
article excerpts are as follows:
long-range precision air strike is a basic capability of modern military power. Because the basic characteristics of air power to combat range, flight speed, strong fire attack, self-protection is good, can not have this capability, the strategic development of the Chinese Air Force is currently one of the most important sign.
remote capabilities into the “five permanent members”
due to historical reasons, the PLA Air Force long-term implementation of a “homeland defense” strategy guide, such as bombers only as a “guard territory” in a supporting role to deal with. This limits the long-term perspective and strategic bomber operations necessary supporting electronic reconnaissance, electronic early warning, aerial refueling, combat aircraft the development of electronic information. But the new strategic situation changes in the decision of the Air Force strategy, which can carry out a large span, long-range air space combat missions.
vast territory of China, East and West spans 5,500 km from north to south distance of 5,200 km, if the implementation of trans-regional mobile operations in wartime, with aerial refueling, they are bound form a strategy for fighting the enemy on a powerful psychological and combat the double deterrent, especially for the enemy’s combat ships at sea would be a fatal blow. In the past hundreds of kilometers to thousands of kilometers of the coast range combat, the 100 or so bombers calculated once a day out, more than a hundred flights of strategic precision strike, enough to rival a powerful carrier battle group lookout lose heart. This does not count tactical fighter attack aircraft, and other “air joint fight against” power.
strategic bombers than the strategic, tactical missiles, the benefits of, first, high precision, and second, playing a large amount of three can be reused. It is reported that China Aviation Group is developing a strategy of stealth bombers, such as true, the PLA Air Force, “both offensive and defensive, to effectively combat” is another new addition a major weapon.
by “both offensive and defensive, to effectively combat” the strategic direction of the PLA Air Force emphasis on long-range combat training. In 1994, the Air Force for the first time organized a large-scale air offensive campaign training exercise; 1996, the Air Force held the first multi-machine (soldiers) under the conditions of the unknown species of offensive and defensive combat training; 2000, the Air Force held its first electronic interference conditions Act of War under the open space study and training in three-dimensional verification; 2000, the Air Force formed the first organized air mobility division overall readiness exercises the entire task; 2005, the first successful implementation of the Air Force tactical background with large tonnage air refueling; 2006, the Air Force formed into a regiment to form the first air refueling capability; 2007, the Air Force jointly organized the first large-scale cross-military transport aircraft and the F-bombers hybrid formation in the context of complex motor training; 2008, the Air Force Air Command, with the first military organization into a formed units for maneuvers; 2009, the Air Force for the first time a large organization in the South China sea fleet combat training; 2010, in “Peace Mission 2010″ military exercises, the first cross-border long-range air combat exercise.
these exercises revealed information is reported, the Air Force has been through all kinds of different backgrounds, different conditions, exercise, greatly improving the long-range, cross-border long-range strike capability, a combat radius of thousands of kilometers of operational and tactical level operational capability is fully equipped. This capability should be in the world can talk about the top five, that is, into the air, “the five permanent members.”
large aircraft is still “short board”
historic because large aircraft project delays, the Air Force today, a large number of aircraft security, lack of innovation large aircraft as a tanker, airborne transport, maintenance of equipment associated with transport aircraft, early warning command and control aircraft, electronic warfare support machine, difficult to adapt to further the needs of remote and high-intensity combat.
more importantly, bombers, fighter-bombers proportion too. Chinese Air Force to completely transform from a simple air-defense-type long-range strategic offensive and defensive air force, we must vigorously develop the fighter-bombers and bombers, the multi-purpose combat aircraft and aircraft to achieve at least a 1:1 ratio, even to the ratio of 1:2.
10 years ago, the U.S. Rand Corporation study to determine the Chinese Air Force “is a hit no home of the Air Force,” Today is “in the island chain can be implemented effectively in combat.”
It is often said the “long-range combat capability” is a relative distance concept. U.S. Air Force is the world’s operations, its long-range Air Force bombers is worldwide, and its B-1, B ─ 2, B-52′s combat radius of 8,000 to 10,000 kilometers, with more than 400 aerial refueling aircraft protection, and air launched cruise missiles thousands of miles away from combat, the Air Force long-range combat with a very big advantage.
but the People’s Liberation Army Air Force “far” is not far on the global war, but can be enough to defend their strategic interests in the offshore distance of the inviolability of the “far.” This “far” as of now the Air Force equipment, strategic bombers, tanker with some of the forces of protection can be achieved. However, to break through four to five thousand kilometers from the target, China’s combat aircraft in the “invisible” and “supersonic cruise”, and other technical aspects of long-range firepower, there is some way to go. (Lee would like)