U.S. experts say China stage anti-ship missile into the actual test
new DF-21C in long-range conventional missiles side team. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Yushe
U.S. Cable News Web site March 29 article title: China test-fired “aircraft carrier killer” missile (author of the U.S. Naval Academy professor of Chinese maritime Andrew Erickson)
U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Robert Willard last week revealed a worrying situation but did not receive much attention. He said members, China is “to develop and test a kind of wind -21/CSS-5 (IRBM) basis. Designed to attack aircraft carriers, conventional anti-ship ballistic missiles.”
this really mean? There is evidence that China since the 1990s in the development of anti-ship ballistic missile. But this is the first time officially confirmed that development work has progressed to the actual test phase.
if successfully deployed, it will be China’s first anti-ship ballistic missiles from mobile launchers firing long-range ground-attack aircraft carrier battle groups in the movement of weapons and equipment. And, if not to fight back strongly, that weapons and other “asymmetric” systems – ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, submarines, torpedoes and mines – it is possible for the United States in the western Pacific and Persian Gulf operations pose a potential threat to .
2009 November, Department of the Navy Intelligence Agency, China’s top intelligence officer Scott Bradley said that the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile development work, “progress at an alarming rate.” He said that just over a decade, “China’s anti-ship ballistic missile program has been progress from the preliminary design stage to almost have the capability of … China already has (OTH) network components, is working to expand its scope, timeliness and accuracy. ”
like mine so if people are standing to say such a thing, it is long overdue attention.
same. Chinese media also appears to follow the U.S. Pacific Command’s comments on anti-ship ballistic missiles, and more concerned than the U.S. media.
Beijing at least from 1995 to 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis began, in the development of anti-ship ballistic missile capability. For China, the failure of that strategy is likely to enable its leaders determined to no longer allow the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups to intervene in their view is the absolute sovereignty of nature. China is clearly trying to prevent U.S. military intervention in the Taiwan and China all claim to the disputed property of their waters, so it seems determined to use its own development and make an important hint.
However, the U.S. ships do not allow themselves to be anti-ship ballistic missiles, China’s Dongfeng a 21D a fixed target. Some military planning documents, such as February 2010 the “joint operational environment” and the “Quadrennial Defense Review” (QDR) is increasingly clear that the United States faced “anti-access” challenge. The Pentagon’s QDR strategy document guiding a number of measures required to deal with the military.
in today’s world, the U.S. naval assets are often the safest in the water. Obama’s defense budget to support the construction of two submarines per year, and invest in a new ballistic missile submarine. In addition, the development of effective measures against anti-ship ballistic missile is the Navy’s circle in a hot topic. Obviously the United States to take measures to prevent such weapons to change the rules of the game the Western Pacific, but the U.S. naval forces must continue to strive to continue to fulfill the responsibility to protect the global population.