U.S. media said the Chinese Navy ships equipped with polarization of the large number of old
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advanced “a team” was high to see out of date “second team” neglect
“aging tiger and powerful dragon.” This is the American intellectual 库詹姆斯敦 Foundation status of the Chinese navy’s latest findings. With China’s recent naval exercises held frequently, outside speculation about the strength of the Chinese Navy has made a comeback, the British “Economist” magazine and even advocated the total number of Chinese naval vessels exceeded the United States, ranking first in the world. The Jamestown Foundation 24, reports that the Chinese navy polarization, the external advocate “Chinese naval threat theory” are often overlooked when the PLA Navy occupied a large proportion of older vessels, confirmed this polarization of the PLA Navy is still in a transitional stage, far less powerful external rendering.
“aging tiger and powerful dragon”
Jamestown Foundation report directly to the “Economist” magazine, said the conclusions of analysis, although the number of ships is a measure of the ability of a country an important indicator of the Navy, but the equipment performance, weaknesses, the use of ideological and political and military leaders in training, personnel and equipment to the confidence of the modern war at sea is more important. Report details of the PLA Navy in the past few years, deployment, operations, exercises the situation that the Chinese navy is now a polarizing force — both modern and advanced surface ships and submarines, but it is old and out-dated equipment, ships .
The report will be divided into a Chinese navy is equipped with the most advanced, most important ships, and well-trained, “a team”, and another branch strength and training are far less of the “Second Team . ” “A team” was called “a high degree of confidence in the fleet,” which in recent years has frequently appeared in the East China Sea and South China Sea, particularly the implementation of the Gulf of Aden to escort mission, so that further expand the influence of the Chinese navy. The core of this fleet include: the “modern,” and “Island Tour” class, “brigade sea” level and “Ocean Journey” class destroyers, “Chiang Kai” and “Jiang Wei” class frigate, the new stealth fast attack boats, new dock landing ships and tank landing ships, “Fu pool” level and “Fuqing” class supply ship, the new hospital ship, “dollars”, “Song”, “Kilo” and “Han” class of submarines.
“second team” can play a huge role
reports that outside the understanding of the Chinese navy often remain in the regular media appearances of “one team “, but they ignore the large number of properties left behind” two teams. ” Report that the rest of the PLA surface ships and submarines forces constitute the “limited ability to Fleet” in the recent major combat operations and exercises rarely appeared, did not participate in overseas deployment, exercise or large-scale sea maritime diplomacy. These old-fashioned Chinese naval ships accounted for a significant portion of the total, about 74 destroyers and frigates in 42 (57%), 60 submarines in 20 (33%), including “Luhu” “Luda” class destroyer, “Wild World” class frigates, R-class, “Summer” level and “Ming” class submarines.
But the report that the PLA Navy’s “limited ability of the fleet” is not no fighting, “these ships in some cases can play a huge role.” The report analyzes that they can mix together the main ships in the fleet launched to rival the large number of anti-ship cruise missiles, including a range of 80 nautical miles, “Eagle -82/YJ -83″ series of missiles. In addition, these old vessels can still deter, prevent or even defeat the weak regional navy to enhance the PLA Navy’s mine warfare forces, to assist Coast Guard and other maritime law enforcement agencies, support coastal defense and enforcement actions. At the same time, they also perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
so the report that the Chinese navy “second team” for future development of great uncertainty. This “level with” further validation of the Chinese navy is still in a transition phase. Reports that China may decide to continue the Navy’s fleet of limited capacity exists, because these lower performance platform for the implementation of offshore and inshore action is already enough, and conducting limited operations, such as in an anti-intervention/regional resistance off task, but also sufficiently effective.
foreign media of Chinese naval tricks one after another
Some analysts believe that China’s naval activities in recent years with increasingly frequent foreign media reports of the Chinese navy is also tricks one after another, through the first island chain from the cruise to the Gulf of Aden, to the latest strategic nuclear submarines from the aircraft carrier have become foreign media almost a topic of concern. At the same time, they study the Chinese navy’s more in-depth, the angle is different. But the outside world is still very difficult to completely get rid of the “China threat theory” the old tune, even if not in favor of the Jamestown Foundation, “the number of Chinese naval vessels over the United States” and noted that the strength of the Chinese navy still less of the “second team”, but also render them forget can play a “significant role.”
(“Global Times” September 27, 2010 No. 08 version)
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