Substantial upgrading of the Chinese Air Force laudatory 1/3 into the Su-27 fighter level
China Air Force F-11 heavy fighter off
made F-10 fighter has more than 200 aircraft fielded forces
LONDON May 27 news: According to the U.S. Global Strategy 25 reported that the Chinese Air Force (including naval aviation) size in the past decade has been substantially reduced. Which forces reduced rate of 25%, aircraft inventory shrinkage rate of 50%. This is a big step forward. In 2000, when PLO fighters in 3200 about 95% of the fifties of last century Russian-made fighter planes (MiG MiG -19 and -21) replication model. Now, the People’s Liberation Army fighter aircraft inventory was eliminated in nearly half of the estate, so that as many as 100,000 troops down. People’s Liberation Army fighters in the current inventory, about one-third of the performance SU-27 and similar to the F-16 fighters of modern composition.
bombers and support aircraft, although has not improved much, but it has more modern air to air missiles, smart bombs and homemade (although not particularly high tech, but the performance is good). More importantly, the Chinese pilots were better trained. In addition to effective domestic flight simulator, the pilot’s flight training time is almost 2 times a decade ago. Ground support has been improved, and in a very short period of time to provide aircraft maintenance for multiple vehicles, refueling and re-loading services.
reported that the PLA Air Force, air defense capabilities have greatly improved, there are 12 Russian-made S-300 missile battalions, and some properties of the less fortunate domestic system. These missile systems can emulate the U.S. “Patriot” missiles. It is believed that China is also web-based espionage to steal a large number of U.S. electronic warfare and weapons technology, which is difficult to penetrate the Chinese air defense systems.
reported that the Chinese use parachutes transporting airborne troops and the ability to provide supply has also been improved. In the past decade, the PLA Navy has received two generations of new anti-ship missiles, and in the future will receive more missiles. China’s aviation transportation capacity has grown over the past decade more than doubled.
addition, China has substantially increased the use of military satellites, including the external display of its ability to destroy satellites. Currently, China has not once more satellite launch capability, also has more ballistic weapons (mainly short-range ballistic missiles, to Taiwan, Japan, Russia and India).
final report said, taking into account the development of the Chinese Air Force in recent years and continue to improve its ability to condition, so by 2020 China will be more powerful. By then China is no longer just be able to compete with the United States, but can become a strong opponent of the United States, even eventually become a dominant force.