Taiwan’s manufacturing mainland politicians took the opportunity to hype the submarine amusing incident (Figure)
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Data Figure: Taiwan’s submarines are at sea cruise
the United States announced sale of Taiwan, in US relations has been significantly strained, at this sensitive time, many media in Taiwan again, “broke pygmies”, claiming that Taiwan’s navy on January 27 in the side of the Taiwan Strait, the waters near Taiwan during the detection of anti-submarine exercises to a “mainland submarine.” Although the ultimate goal is not confirmed suspicious submarine, however, Taiwan took the opportunity to hype the media and politicians once again, rendering the “mainland submarine threat” and called the mainland “to explain the situation.”
Taiwan’s military exercises in a cold sweat scared
Late last month, Taiwan’s military naval port in the left camp southwest of 24 sea miles, the Taiwan side, “territorial” waters within the annual “sea shark,” 99-1 exercise, anti-submarine warfare exercises and other subjects. Warships in Taiwan, anti-submarine helicopters and submarines too busy to swing when suddenly detected a “unknown object.” Taiwan’s “United Daily News” reported on February 1, in at 11:15 on January 27, Taiwan’s navy a S-70C “Sea Hawk” helicopter anti-submarine delivery of passive sonar to “unknown object”, began probing sonar and “unknown object” expand “suddenly there is suddenly no” contacts, and call them several times, but have received no response. Taiwan was the preliminary view that, from a poor echo or sound indicators to determine the target possible for the submarine, the submarine can not even rule out the possibility of the mainland.
“unknown submarine” coming out the exercise area immediately attracted the attention of Taiwan’s military. According to the “joint” disclosure, in the exercise of the fleet headquarters immediately notify the Taipei “Naval Command,” “Admiral,” Guang-qi into the operations center immediately took command, and layer by layer to report “Defense” and “presidential.” Subsequently, the Taiwan Navy to enhance emergency readiness level, “Stegosaurus” class submarines and “Lafayette” ship immediately prepare, and more ships are also co-S-70C “Hawk” anti-submarine helicopters on the “unknown submarine” to search and locate a time, Taiwan’s anti-submarine exercises immediately become “real.” However, Taiwan’s navy After nearly seven hours of air and sea-dimensional search, the final confirmation of this “unknown object” is not a submarine, the container may be other unknown drift, indeed, “a false alarm.”
speculation mainland “submarine threat”
Although Taiwan’s military finally admitted that “own goal”, but the media has once again seized on the issue of Taiwan, began to hype ” mainland submarine threat. ” Taiwan’s “China Times” 2 Journal article pointed out, the 1990s, the mainland on the quantities of equipment of the “Ming” class conventional submarines, “Han” class nuclear attack submarine and “Summer” class ballistic missile submarine. In the 21st century, the PLA has developed a “Gem” class and “business” class nuclear submarines, advanced equipment and began the “Song” class conventional submarines and equipped with air independent power plant (AIP) of new conventional submarines. “China Times” maintained that the “continental submarine underwater unit is definitely the strongest power in East Asia, Taiwan anti-submarine capability is relatively poor and weak, if the conflict is absolutely Taiwan navy’s submarine biggest nightmare.”
For the “unknown submarine incident”, “China Times” also anxiously said that although Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” has denied that the target for the submarines, but many people still worry about the so-called “unidentified object” is that the PLA sent Taiwan’s military intelligence spy submarine? But for Taiwan’s navy and the media seized on the issue of hearsay evidence, Taiwan “in the Canton News” assessment that the U.S. government recently announced arms sales to Taiwan, not including submarines, naval station exposure “unknown underwater targets,” the event, perhaps to show Taiwan Navy’s undersea warfare is weak, and to fight for the United States to sell Taiwan submarines.
Taiwan politicians to the mainland “chaotic propaganda”
Taiwan Fang Chengqing “unknown submarine incident”, some Taiwanese politicians are still ton of bricks, not only Taiwan’s military to “say so”, and called the mainland “clear”, and some even openly questioned the current cross-strait policy, fully exposed to the Taiwan’s “unique” political ecology.
According to Taiwan’s “United Evening News,” “in the Canton News” and other media reported on February 1, KMT “legislator,” said Li Hongjun, in the end there is no continental submarine appeared, “Defense Department” should be understood to say the other side should also be clear. The KMT “legislator” Huang Zhaoshun actually claimed, there must be vigilant in terms of security, if this cross-strait relations and even the whole “foreign policy” should be an overall review, not “profile darling also people too smelly fishy” (means hot face to the cold ass). DPP “legislators” Tsai Huang-lang and also took the opportunity to launch an attack, said that if the two sides gentle when mainland submarine really “invaded the door step family” went to the door of Taiwan, known as “cross-strait reconciliation policy failure.”
Some analysts have pointed out that the so-called “unknown submarine incident” is clearly a self Taiwan side, nothing to do with the mainland, Taiwan, some politicians are “chaotic propaganda”, apparently to stir up trouble to disrupt the cross-strait relations. Taiwan’s military hastily announced “unknown submarine incident”, and are not conducive to stability in the Taiwan Strait and stability in cross-strait relations.
link: Taiwan a “three” anti-submarine forces
Taiwan’s anti-submarine exercise “own goal” to become once again the strength of anti-submarine focus of attention. At present, Taiwan has to rely on US-made equipment and built a “three” anti-submarine forces.
in surface ships, the “Kangding” class frigate, the “success” class frigate, “Kidd” class destroyers are equipped with advanced sonar, torpedo and anti-submarine helicopter, submarine water main. Anti-submarine forces in the air, in addition to carrying on the ship at all levels of S-70C “Sea Hawk” helicopter, there is a small amount of old US-made twin-engine S-2T anti-submarine aircraft, combat power is very limited. In the underwater anti-submarine, the Taiwan military to rely on four submarines, but with combat capability, and only in the 1980s purchased two from the Netherlands, “swordfish” class submarines. Although Taiwan’s submarine force is weak, but basically have a “three” anti-submarine forces.
from anti-submarine strength side, although Taiwan and the United States, Japan, South Korea compared to a gap, but only in respect of the East Asian range, the Taiwan military has been regarded as a more comprehensive anti-submarine forces. (Weidong Xu)