U.S. think tank: China’s new class of submarines under construction in Western countries, the total number of super-
China-made new conventional submarines
LONDON, August 31 News: Washington think tank the Lexington Institute defense has carried an article saying that China is vigorously promoting the military construction, in addition to being constructed of precision-guided missiles, large-scale construction of warships also , and its construction of submarines in the sum over the West.
the United States shall be necessary to develop long-term US-China military competition strategy. However, the article pointed out that the competition does not necessarily mean conflict. For the United States, which means that the two countries around the sphere of influence, influence and security to start the race, for the United States, which also means that the channel into East Asia.
Sino-US military competition in the economic field no less than two sides to start the competition. Beijing is developing precision-guided missiles, into the theory so that such missiles to attack U.S. aircraft carriers. Moreover, China also is building even more than the sum of the Western countries, a new class submarines. According to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that China’s cyber warfare and anti-access capabilities to the U.S. action in its ability to forward bases in East Asia pose a significant threat.
People’s Liberation Army in the South China Sea, recently conducted a series of complex military exercises. These exercises include aircraft, ship-based missiles and ground-based missile collaborative attack “surface targets.” In this regard, the article said that China is very obvious through these moves sent a signal to the world: China wants to dominate the East Asian waters, and the United States squeezed out from here.
article said, the face of this situation, the United States needs to develop strategic competition with China. The strategy must first use its long-term advantages in these areas, such as nuclear attack submarines, and remote high-altitude intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance capability as well as ship-based missile defense system. The United States also need to build more “Virginia” class nuclear submarines and surface ships with more Aegis/Standard missile.
article points out that the United States and Asia-Pacific countries need to develop new relationships and help build it alone or collaborate defense capabilities. This includes Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and India and other regions and countries, or to sell advanced air defense aircraft and missile defense systems. The United States also should provide for these countries the key intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance and communications capabilities, support for regional air defense and missile defense cooperation. Competitive strategy should also include the development of China or the deepening and Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines and other countries’ military relationship. (Compiled: Spring)