PLA experts say North Korea can not use self-propelled torpedo boats launched
3 月 30 South Korean Navy is search and rescue,” day “Battleship missing
newspaper correspondent Lv Xiaochun
South Korean Navy,” Tian “an explosion sank the ship (the newspaper 06 March 30 edition reported) has ten days, the South Korean military and the media constantly updated on the causes of the explosion of speculation. So far, the Korean media quoted senior military sources as saying that “North Korea may be laying the ordinary fishing boat fired a torpedo-type conversion of the mine ’cause. But experts said the PLA unit, fired by the ordinary type of fishing boat laying mines and credible. USFK commander said it would send the best people to help salvage the ship sink, but will not guess cause of the accident.
Korean media has chosen to use the exclusion North Korea
from the South Korean military and the media’s reaction, on the “days” whether the North Korean ship explosion For, through a very subtle change. Event just occurred, the South Korean Navy immediately sent “Dokdo” amphibious landing ship than a dozen ships, including the waters to the scene, “just in case.” This shows that the South Korean military on high alert while the Korean Navy launched a surprise attack sank “security”. Due to the incident area near paekyong residents said, “to hear 15 minutes of gunfire,” it was suggested that the ship was the possibility of North Korean artillery. But the South Korean navy said: “North Korea did not happen with the coast artillery or ground attack missiles, guns just ‘Sokcho’ No. patrol boats mistakenly hit the birds.” Followed by some South Korean media reported that: “almost certainly the ship was North Korean torpedo attack sunk. “South Korea’s military on March 29 listed four possibilities: a torpedo attack, mine attacks, their ammunition depot explosion and sinking of the rocks.
South Korean media on the use of these four possibilities from the exclusion, “Chosun Ilbo” 6 men quoted survivors as saying the ship was in the ship did not happen can lead to “internal explosion” of things . The newspaper had also said that the injured soldiers did not fire burns, there was no very strong smell of gunpowder, which basically ruled out the possibility of an internal explosion. In addition, because of the rocks so that ships a little off the possibility of two parts. This seems to only factor in a torpedo or mine. South Korea has been in Congress against Executive Kim tae said: “The torpedo and mine explosions have the possibility of North Korea’s military has never ruled out the possibility of relating to this matter.”
Thus, South Korean media also alluding to two days North Korea related to this matter, as cited North Korea’s submarine or semi-submarines in the last century, frequently “invade” the case of South Korea’s territorial waters, and the Korean official “day” ship sink has never been a positive response, but in the demilitarized zone to protest Jun Han to North Korean artillery (Korean military said the “unfounded”) and so on.
ordinary fishing boats to lay new mines credible
on Kim tae torpedo or mine mentioned the possibility of triggering an explosion, South Korean media simply to a combo , that is presumably converted into the mines by the torpedo caused the accident. South Korea, “Central Daily” reported on the 5th, senior military official said: “According to the hot shooting of the ship sinking profiler process and fracture cross-section, the military claims resulting ‘Tian’ ship is the main cause of the crash shot type mines (CAPTOR Mine). “military believes North Korea is very likely that this new type of ordinary fishing boats laying mines, because the incident did not find the waters near the North Korean military submarine or semi-submarine movements.
a PLA naval weapons expert on the “Youth Reference” newspaper said that Korean media called shot-type mines, an accurate statement should be “self-propelled mines.” Traditionally there are three mines, floating mines (floating on the water), anchor Ray (fixed by the anchor chain in a certain depth) and sink to the bottom mine (laid on the seabed), not their own power plant, the only way to be passive targets . Soviet Union have developed self-propelled torpedo, is to use torpedoes to mines to the designated waters, to destroy enemy ships stand initiation. Such as the U.S. MK-67-type self-propelled mine is to use MK-37 torpedo as the carrier, a range of up to 46 km. Such as the laying of submarine platform outside the mine in tens of kilometers, greatly enhanced concealment. However, this mining must have a torpedo launchers, as the Korean media said, “North Korea fired an ordinary type of mine laying vessels,” the possibility does not exist.
The expert also said that some domestic media, the Korean media said the injection-type mines translated as “self-rising type mines,” in fact the exact name of the latter is “-type rocket floating mines.” The mine is a combination of rockets and mines. The Reb on the seabed, is excited, the solid rocket motor ignition speed the mines into the goal. Such as the U.S. MK-60 “catcher” mines laid depth of up to 760 meters, high accuracy, destructive power of a large, concealed, is an ideal deep-water anti-ship (submarine) mines. However, the “day” ship incident average water depth of only 25 meters, combined with North Korea’s naval technology level (in the sea than land-based rocket complex), the use of this type of rocket floating mines is unlikely.
reputation of the DPRK did not find any transaction
in the “security” after the explosion the next day (March 27), Yonhap quoted the USFK source as saying: “North Korea is unlikely to intervene.” March 29, the U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said: “In addition to (‘Tian’ number) ship’s own reasons, we do not think there are other factors exist.” However, Walter Sharp, commander of U.S. forces in Korea in April 5 March, said, “because as soon as possible wreck investigation, analysis of America’s best shipwreck expert group will arrive in South Korea.” He added: “We want to emphasize is outside again, we did not find (wreck) had any (DPRK) transaction. “The media ask cause of the accident, he said:” What we need is the exact answer, do not want to jump to conclusions. “
South Korea,” Central Daily “reported on the 6th, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Campbell 2, visited Korea as a starting point, Washington has begun to assist the investigation of the incident in Seoul. The newspaper quoted a military expert as saying, “With the sinking of the reasons for the freeze in North Korean torpedo/mine attack on the United States gradually increased degree of interest in the matter, if indeed a North Korean torpedo or mine attack, once the flow of arms Middle East or in the hands of terrorist organizations, will be used to attack U.S. Navy ships which output than the more short-range missile North Korea’s threat. “