U.S. think tank, said the mainland is Taiwan with a small amount of missiles to destroy all of the runway
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LONDON April 12 news: U.S. researcher Xi Shlapak Chi Courand company recently US-China Economic Security Review Commission on the military status quo across the Taiwan Strait to testify, he pointed out that the PLA combat strength has significantly improved its only a 90 – 250 short-range ballistic missile is enough to destroy Taiwan’s air force base in all ten main runway. He also said that the PLA Air Force’s combat capability has significantly increased its purchases from Russia’s Su-27 and Su-30 fighters and domestic FB-7B and the performance of J-10 fighter and the U.S. F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 fighter jets comparable. Although the U.S. F-22 and future F-35 fighters in service can guarantee the leading edge, but considering the conflict in the Taiwan Strait will be dispatched large numbers of aircraft for the PLA group operations, F-22 and F-35 is also difficult to maintain long-term advantages.
Xi Shlapak said the past two decades, China has endeavored to the PLA from the “millet plus rifles,” the military into a modern battlefield can be effective in fighting forces. No matter what kind of measure, China is the effect of PLA modernization is very significant. Although the lack of modern war the PLA experience, and its military government has not been battle-tested, but its overall military does more or less has been steadily improving. As a result, today’s cross-strait military balance is increasingly tilting to Beijing.
He pointed out that the PLA’s ability to significantly enhance the field has been one thing in common: they can prevent, slow or passive projection of U.S. power in coastal areas of East Asia, to strengthen China’s ability to take military action against Taiwan . At present, China’s arsenal of surface-increasing size and increasing modernization of its air forces, which the PLA has two new capabilities can be coordinated, it is also the ability of these two new defense of Taiwan, and even U.S. defense Taiwan constitute a serious challenge.
2009, according to the Pentagon report said China’s military power, China currently has deployed over one thousand short-range ballistic missiles, and this rate is still one hundred per year rate of increase. The Pentagon also said China’s Dongfeng-11 and DF-15 variant of the new missile “longer range, higher accuracy, and can carry a single warhead and cluster bombs, including a top wide conventional payload.” DF-11 and DF-15 is road-mobile solid fuel missiles, portable and mobile decoy warheads to help break through the anti-missile defense system. In addition to short-range ballistic missiles, China also is deploying ground-based and space-based land attack cruise missiles. These missiles also pose a threat to the broad objectives of the island.
learning Shlapak pointed out that Taiwan is a Chinese short-range ballistic missiles, air base’s main objectives. Air Force fighter planes were stationed in the island air base of ten. Analysts believe that once war breaks out across the Taiwan Strait, the PLA first – may use a quarter of the short-range missile force – blow the Air Force base, destroy the base runway to the aircraft parked on the tarmac attack. Although the People’s Liberation Army early short-range ballistic accuracy is not enough, not sufficient to combat these goals, but its deployment of missiles being obviously has enough accuracy, and with the appropriate warhead, can suppress the Taiwan Air Force fighter force.
He said that in order to effectively attack the runway, the PLA will have a large number of launchers of missiles equipped with a warhead in order to effectively penetrate the runway before the missile explosion crater manufacturing. If we can create enough crater, runways will be completely paralyzed. Corps of Engineers to assess and repair the aircraft received the training track, and equipped with the tools, but fully restored by the manufacturer as such an attack out of the crater will be a big challenge. Moreover, China still has a lot of missiles, enough of these to be repaired runway to launch another attack.
Xi Shlapak said many Taiwanese fighter aircraft are parked in the database, to prevent the PLA’s ballistic missile attack hit. However, the plane parked aircraft on aerodromes very dangerous. Another cluster bombs for use against spread of aircraft parked on the tarmac, and with such a warhead missiles can be used to destroy the aircraft. As each missile may release several hundred pieces of this cluster bombs, so a handful of short-range ballistic missiles can destroy all aircraft parked on the tarmac.
learning Shlapak concluded that it only takes about 90 – 250 short-range ballistic missile – the missile’s accuracy depends on the specific number – enough to destroy Taiwan’s air force base in all ten main runway, damage or destroy all parked outside the airplane in the hangar. This attack – even if the PLA currently does not have this ability to attack it will have in the next few years – would undermine Taiwan’s defense capability.
People’s Liberation Army will be the next target of the aircraft is parked in the shed of the aircraft. Once Taiwan’s air defense forces are suppressed, the PLA Air Force will be able to launch dozens or hundreds of pieces of the Air Force air-ground missile attacks, the use of precision-guided munitions to destroy the Air Force aircraft hangar and shed. In fact, short-range ballistic missiles, “knocking on the door”, the island will be in all the targets under the PLA missile threat.
Xi Shlapak said that in recent years, with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force fighter planes and modern air-weapons increases, the Taiwan Air Force’s capability to launch such attacks has increased significantly. People’s Liberation Army Air Force aircraft – purchased from the Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters and domestic FB-7B and F-10 fighter – with the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 fighters and other American fourth-generation aircraft capacity rather, and the PLA’s air to air and ground weapons systems has greatly improved performance. At present, the PLA Air Force new aircraft compared to only the most advanced U.S. fighter planes – F-22 fighters and F-35 fighter – can guarantee technical advantage, but even so, these planes may also be a Chinese fighter take advantage of the number of round surrounded. Moreover, the U.S. technological advantage of advanced fighters accounted for the time is short. Deputy commander of the PLA Air Force in November last year, said in an interview that China is developing its own “fifth-generation fighter,” the new aircraft will come in 2020 or even earlier.
Generally speaking, China is to build a military capability to resolve the Taiwan issue by force – even in the case against the United States – to provide a more reliable option. Currently, the PLA Navy is the introduction of new advanced surface ships or submarines shell, or China to build an aircraft carrier still no clear answer to the question. China is not only the introduction of Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft missiles (such as S-300/400 family), also fielded a new-made such as HQ-9 missile, which has been greatly improved its air defense capability. In addition, China is still a space-faring nations, has become the third after following the United States and Russia for manned spaceflight country. Its also a number of civilian and military payloads launched, including communications, reconnaissance and navigation satellites. Moreover, widely seen as China is still developing cyber warfare capabilities, allegedly planned this capability into military planning and action.
short, ten to twenty years ago and is now a balance across the Taiwan Straits is the difference between great and can be summarized as follows: After decades of repression in China in the number of quality advantages advantages After Taiwan and the U.S. share of quality advantage is gradually weakened, while the mainland is still remaining share of the number of advantages. Since the end of the Cold War, the United States for the first time to face potential challenges from China, and the challenge from the air, underwater, space and even the field of information and other aspects of the war. (Spring)