Reputation of China’s first wind-21D anti-ship missile brigade deploying Guangdong
PLA Second Artillery Corps in the National Day parade debut of the new DF-21C medium-range ballistic missile
ATHENS 9, 2007: U.S. think tank Institute for the 3rd published 2049 The person in charge Shiming Kai’s article said that despite the Chinese mainland coast opposite Taiwan, the withdrawal of missiles to discuss the possibility of increasingly fierce, but the People’s Liberation Army major strategic forces – the Second Artillery is continuing to expand its inventory.
Last week, Chinese media announced that the PLA Second Artillery Corps is Shaoguan is a new missile brigade –96,166 forces build facilities. Although Guangdong has deployed short-range ballistic missiles of the Second Artillery Brigade – located in Meizhou of 96169 troops, but the initial report and related indications, the new 96,166 troops may have the unique ability, which may cause Asia, especially South China assess the complexity of the strategic sea.
article pointed out that although the introduction of Guangdong Province, may be a range of 1,700 kilometers, solid fuel, the end of the DF-21C-guided ballistic missile, but the 96,166 troops could become the first anti-ship missile with a wind-21D (ASBM) missile brigade. In 2005, the DF-21C for the first time to enter active duty, its designed to attack fixed targets on land. If the DF-21D anti-ship missile successfully passed the required design review, and effective sensor networks are ready, then the deployment of this missile brigade in Shaoguan, may become the first within the PLA with the distance or firing to 1,500-2,000 km beyond the sea moving target attack capability of the missile launch deadly journey.
article said, there are indications that wind-21D anti-ship ballistic missile research and development phase is nearing completion and will soon enter the initial low-yielding phase. Moreover, the new east-21D solid rocket motor production facilities in Inner Mongolia was completed in 2009; addition, the U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Willard participate in March of this year, before the House Armed Services Committee meeting, they confirmed that the anti-wind-21D ship ballistic missile is in the testing phase. The end of the Second Artillery Corps plans to complete the design of wind-21D, and construction of permanent deployment to the time normally associated with completion of the new missile design time line. However, in order to have initial operational capability is likely to take a very long time, because the identification of full-rate production before the related need for follow-up testing of prototypes.
equipped until after the deployment of 96,166 troops in Shaoguan is likely to use the city’s geographical advantage – the city is located along the main traffic arteries, adjacent to Guangdong and Hunan provinces to the south separate Ridge Mountains in the tunnel. It is said that the tunnel project, called “Great Wall Project”, the project began in 2008, carried out in Shaoguan city; importantly, the project works by the Second Artillery forces.
present, although 96 166 missile force and its infrastructure has not yet fully operational, but the second may have been assigned to an artillery officer core group to prepare for the introduction of new missiles. Over the past four years, a selected group assigned to 96 166 troops in southern Anhui Province has been included in Chizhou a DF-21 brigades (96,161 troops or 807 Brigade). Presumably, the core group has been using its military expertise for the new DF-21 variant of the tactical missile development and training simulation systems and maintenance procedures. This time, they may be from the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (R & D and manufacture of missile main contractor) design team to work together.
article points out, regardless of the missile force is equipped with Dongfeng 96166-21C, or a more advanced variant DF-21D Sea shells, set up in Guangdong will expand conventional ballistic missiles, the Second Artillery brigade combat radius. More precisely, it can help the Central Military Commission of the Second Artillery to enhance the territory’s declaration of the South China Sea, or Taiwan-related incident, the Chinese missile flew over Japanese territory can no targets.
and Second Artillery brigade, like the other missiles, 96,166 troops may also be in the Taiwan Strait to play a role in military emergencies. To this end, the force from the other tour leaders are performing the same task and experienced staff culled. 96166 Force Commander and Deputy Commander Tangguo Zhong Tang Qixing have 96,167 troops in the (short-range ballistic missile brigade Yongan City) office. Moreover, the 96,167 troops deployed in Taiwan is the PLA for at least five short-range ballistic missile brigades in a.
In fact, the 96,166 troops that moved to Shaoguan, China in the area as the “core interests” of the expansion, is also gradually expanding the ability of the Second Artillery Corps, and the PLA’s recent actions reflect that this is not the only once. Shaoguan in 96,166 troops to settle, to coincide with the DF-21 Another possible permanent deployment of the troops in Guangdong. With 96,166 troops and Chizhou DF-21 brigade –96,161 force relationship similar to the 96,219 troops under a core group has been attached to a main Chuxiong DF-21 brigade. In fact, in 2007, the media have highlighted the 96,219 forces in the development of new missile simulation system theory and achievements. Latest report shows that the force has been moved about 125 km south Shaoguan, Guangdong Qingyuan. In addition to Qingyuan force, the city of Sanya, Hainan Island is also under construction in eastern suburbs of the Second Artillery another facility – perhaps the forward deployment base for land-based cruise missiles.
article concluded that, although the short-term missile forces will not be fully into the operational status, but because China is seeking to ensure their place in the Taiwan Strait and other areas of interest, the Beijing government in the south-east is undoubtedly the missile construction is the key long-term strategy. More precisely, the position of perhaps 96,166 troops that the Chinese ballistic missile diplomacy has been extended to the South China Sea. Given the recent declaration of territorial waters and waterways of the United States interested in public statements led to political instability, which increases the major players in these disputed waters to maintain their respective national interests to maintain the risk. (Compiled: Spring)