Western speculation that the PLA to build 30,000-ton hospital ship, the world’s largest modular
Data Figure: China Navy helicopter rescue exercise at night in peace Ark hospital ship landing
” horses, forage ahead. ” is the ancient Chinese military strategist of the war brilliantly summarized the importance of logistical support in the 21st century, modern maritime battlefield, this theory also has important significance. With the advanced destroyers, frigates, submarines and large dock landing ship of another service, the Chinese navy’s ocean-going operational capacity has been significantly improved. And behind the mighty warships as well as an auxiliary fleet quietly boost more quickly towards the Chinese navy blue world. U.S. Jamestown Foundation has published an article on the major Chinese naval ships carried out a detailed medical interpretation.
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Jamestown Foundation article said that in 2007, China launched the world’s first sea rescue boats for the tailor to do specialized medical ship, the 920 medical ship “Daishan Island”. Aboard the hospital ship 10,000 tons of early May 2004 began the construction of the ship have changed the “modified model”, the initial design, is positioned as a dedicated hospital ship.
“Daishan Island” under the East China Sea Fleet, in accordance with “the Geneva Conventions’ provisions, the appearance of the ship painted white and marked with six eye-catching red cross, the rear deck for Z-9 helicopters from lower transport sick and wounded. West believes that “Daishan Island” eight surgical operating rooms and 500 beds, 40 times a day for major surgery, is comparable to large hospitals.
addition to the “Daishan Island”, the Chinese navy’s “Shichang” multi-purpose medical training ship can also install the module container, for maritime medical care tasks. In addition, the West is to guess the Chinese Navy to build the world’s largest modular hospital ship – 865 ships.
according to “Jane’s world ships” speculation, 865 ships is the world’s largest modular hospital ship, has a total of more than 100 modules, weighing 30,000 tons.
Jamestown Foundation article said that the construction of hospital ships in the sea make the PLA wounded in conflict with the ability.
supply ship overseas training
If the ship is the Navy’s major medical “army doctor”, then the supply ship is the Navy’s “back-captain.” . Navy Fleet deployment in the sea, oil, fresh water, food and ammunition are needed to provide comprehensive supply ship. According to the disclosure of U.S. global security Web site, hull number 886 of the “Lake” was a relatively new Chinese navy supply ship, the captain of the 171 meters, full load displacement of 22,000 tons, equipped with two 76A type 37 mm cannon and have the helicopter flight deck and hangar can be used to support the Chinese navy in the 052B, 052C type “Aegis” destroyers.
China sent to the Gulf of Aden to escort ships, the “Lake” was a long fight against Somali pirates in the forefront. Publicly reported, as of March 2 this year, “Lake” comprehensive supply ship has been continuously at sea for nearly eight months, the mileage of 70,000 km; the Navy has third, fourth batch of 65 escort formation 49 ships and sea supply ship performed the task, the total throughput of over 35,000 tons material; in the implementation of 51 approved 526, the implementation of 16 approved 70 separate foreign ship escort missions. Earlier this year, “Lake” comprehensive depot ship, and “MOS” frigate docked at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Singapore’s Defence and Strategic Studies Maritime Security scholar Tim Hill Mba stressed, “In the long-term deployment , the basis of the importance of logistics can not be underestimated. “Some analysts pointed out that the long-term deployment to enhance the comprehensive ocean-going supply ship and the ship’s capacity for coordination, to help test equipment and tactics for the future strength of the higher accumulation of experience in maritime operations.
fleet of ocean-going strong support
addition to the large-scale hospital ship, supply ship, submarines, support ships, minesweepers and other auxiliary ships of the navy is concerned, equally indispensable. The good news is that the Chinese navy has demonstrated “full force” attitude. Earlier Western media reports, the Chinese navy has bought British LR7 deep submergence rescue, support the submarine force, which reflects the Chinese navy embracing pragmatism. But as a whole still needs to be based domestic, to meet the actual needs of the Navy as a starting point to create a “logistical support” of the auxiliary fleet.
out of the ocean toward the island chain, has become an inevitable choice for Chinese naval auxiliary fleet is the essential foundation for achieving this goal. Can be expected in the near future, the Chinese navy will be in a large hospital ship, supply ship and other advanced equipment, have helped push further.