China unveiled a new weapon of Western European defense exhibition reflects the complex state of mind
European defense exhibition in June in Paris, France.
biennial exhibition known as the European defense industry’s most important military event, this year’s defense exhibition in June in Paris, France. The Defense Exhibition is the most striking thing, since 1989 the European arms embargo on China after the Chinese equipment debut in Europe. However, the emergence of China for Western companies are still uncomfortable.
“nations made” age
“nations made” age
show never missed common European defense, Lockheed – Martin, Raytheon, Northrop – Grew Man, Rheinmetall … … these big arms dealers.
However, after the Cold War with the idea of ??a large military transformation, governments have reduced military procurement, military industrial enterprises, forcing each joint survival, large-scale cross-border mergers and acquisitions, trading, followed by a convertible one , which gave birth to a number of heavyweight military predators, they monopolized the major Western developed countries, most of the military orders of the development and production. In addition to its impact in the commercial field, the depth of its force even to the countries involved in foreign affairs, defense and other political fields.
the past that “a country a certain type of weapon” in the title is definitely no longer accurate. To this exhibition on the American General Dynamics European Land Systems, for example, the parent company in the United States, but belongs to a number of subsidiary divisions are in Europe, it is in the show introduced a number of heavyweight product, chassis can be Austria, the main weapons from the United States, protection system is from Sweden. This integration of capital and technology, a large exhibition in this defense has been fully reflected.
Although the fierce competition among enterprises, but between Europe and the United States political and less technical barriers, the finished product can be any combination of the basic procurement. The past, “made the nations” may mean not formal, but now the “nations made” marks the technology’s capabilities and system integration of advanced degree. Integration will be the future of military technology trends.
Asia, Latin America and the Middle East some countries, regional security considerations continue to push military spending. Defense industries of these countries also promote economic and industrial development as a way, they not only buy products or assembling products, more eager to get technical. In the purchase of weapons and equipment, the high level of technology transfer is always part of the negotiations.
imposing no Russian
with the excitement of the West exhibition in stark contrast to the Russian pavilion. 40 square meters of exhibition area, not in kind, mostly models, are all quiet … … and then suggesting that the former Xiongbayifang powers lonely.
since the Soviet Union in 1990, inherited the largest share of defense heritage of the Soviet Union, Russia rarely advent of new large ground-based weapons systems, this exhibition of T-90 tanks, MSTA-S 152 mm self-propelled howitzers and other types product, either the former Soviet Union has been in the development or further improvement is to improve the product.
2010 military parade in Moscow’s Red Square in Russia, those mighty tanks and armored vehicles used by the engine or the T-34 tanks of World War II B-2 engine improved version. The new engine model has not been able to achieve the development goals, which led directly to Russia’s next generation armored main battle equipment delays. We can say that compared to Western weapons and power production, weapons and equipment from the Russian Department of materials technology, mechatronics, systems integration has been fully behind. This is not technically backward, more ideas have penetrated into the level of the.
the West is not only technically go hi-tech remote control, tanks, armored vehicles also designed as “Battlefield coach.” German KMW’s exhibition “Boxer” heavy-duty wheeled chariot, for example, unmanned and integrated design makes the most eye-catching as the vehicle’s turret and the lofty, even if they are hit, it will not bring casualties . Overhead of weapons after the “Boxer” interior space has been greatly expanded, and can carry more ammunition, can provide more space for multi-model modification. 1.9 meters tall in the car on behalf of exhibitors tactical demonstration, smooth action, because the space did not lead to awkward problems.
all-electric operating mode of the weapons of the reaction speed has been improved, the gunner simply grip the handle, glued to the screen, the target optical sensor to capture the moment of pressing the firing button, artillery immediately opened fire. Multi-mode photoelectric sensing device can be guaranteed under any climatic and environmental conditions remain constant battlefield surveillance, remote control equipped with high-tech warfare of party, will be more transparent and active way the battlefield.
Chinese people, do not take pictures
the show scene, “Chinese” more than once been told “Do not take pictures “Many exhibitors prominently hung out the corresponding icon. At first thought it was for all visitors, but until you find the booth of China, Japan visitors treated differently, to know this “ban” only for the Chinese visitors.
slightly left heart, we found that most European and American exhibitors will be very attentive to every move of Chinese visitors, or if someone held up the camera will be asked to leave, or to stop the shooting: shooting equipment allowed detailed, in-car structure does not allow shooting, hanging details are not allowed to take … When people close to the Chinese some of the exhibits, they will first turn off the monitor, or shut the door on the exhibits. Even to their conversation, but the answer had reservations, courtesy and polite, the key information can not get a response.
participate in the defense exhibition of several Chinese companies, China North Industries Corporation has brought several large ground-based weapons platform models, many of which are recently completed the development of new equipment, its technical level and more close to or reach the world advanced level. For example, VN1-type 8 × 8 wheeled heavy armored vehicles to catch up now wheeled armored vehicles of the trend. The new 105 mm assault gun was wheeled multiple users fancy.
believe that foreign arms giants in the eyes, hate in their hearts. They maintain a high degree of vigilance, especially fear of its own technical reference of the Chinese people.
Some people will say, out of copying and imitation products can not be used to show off, but China is a post-industrial countries, embarked on industrialization, the learning must go through the stage, experienced learning and exploration phase, and then developed into fully autonomous, promises to be a difficult and lengthy process.