U.S. assessment of China Navy: Even if the scale of decline but also to improve combat capability
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win “sea power” started to rely on the Navy global aspect of the United States, for the development of China’s naval forces have maintained continuous attention. British “Jane’s Defense Weekly,” 11 said the U.S. intelligence agencies — the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Intelligence has been written for the development of China’s naval forces up to 51 pages of detailed assessment report predicted China’s naval forces in the next 10 years there will be greater development.
operational scope will go beyond the traditional area
“Jane’s Defense Weekly” reported that the report, “a modern navy with Chinese characteristics” of study by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence wrote in August last year to complete. Reported that the Chinese navy’s development over the past decade has not just added new equipment, “Recognizing that technology can not simply rely on to build a powerful navy, the Chinese Navy is improving the combat doctrine, organizational structure and training system to build a support professional force. “U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence forecasts the next 10 to 15 years, the Chinese navy will continue to push forward the modernization process, and from to build a” coastal defense “to” sea defense “strategy to adjust to adapt naval forces, combat zone will exceed the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea and other traditional areas, and to perform maritime security, humanitarian relief and military and diplomatic missions.
the report was the Office of Naval Intelligence in the United States short-term public site, but was immediately removed. However, Federation of American Scientists has obtained details of the report content. The report begins with that, as China’s national interests continue to expand, as well as long-range precision strike weapons to bring about major changes in the field of battle, the Navy has in the entire national security force structure in the increasingly important role. “People’s Liberation Army was so impressed with the outside world’s military modernization efforts, greatly enhance the ability of the Navy, the Chinese naval forces has rapidly narrowed the modernization of the Navy and the Western countries in technology and capability gap.” However, the report finds that despite the recent Chinese Navy to the Gulf of Aden to send warships as escort, “but these actions are not that China has in the world to maintain a military presence of desire. China’s goal remains to focus on East Asia, and the need to protect China’s seas maritime interests. ”
a comprehensive assessment of China’s naval capabilities
“Global Times” reporter in the Federation of American Scientists website to find the up to 51-page report. From the Navy to adjust its strategy, equipment procurement, training exercises, the quality of personnel and other parties face the Chinese navy’s ability to carry out a comprehensive description and evaluation.
report that China’s naval strategy is now in a period of adjustment. “Prior to the Chinese navy to pursue offshore defense strategy, similar to the U.S. and Russia does not pursue the ‘blue-water navy’ regional focus is also concern within the first island chain.” But with China’s military modernization, naval strategy from the “coastal defense” transition “away from the coast defense” are growing louder, the report said, and Chinese scholars generally believe that the establishment of modern defense industry, the Navy is revered by China’s rise on the international stage the only way.
report also said that in the past 10 years, the Chinese navy’s equipment to complete from the “quantity” to “quality” of the cross, not a lot of purchasing power is low, the task of fighting a single platform, the focus turned to high-energy, multi-task system. The report summarizes the three major Chinese naval modernization areas: First, anti-ship warfare, the Chinese navy submarines capable of launching cruise missiles, an increase of 3 times the number than in the past, surface ships with more advanced navigation equipment and long-range missiles, and the development of the world The only anti-ship missile; the second is the sea air, this is the weakness of the Chinese Navy, but now a new type of surface combatants in service with the U.S. Aegis air-defense missile systems and with a similar phased array radar. This liberation of naval aviation, it’s mission extended to maritime patrol, antisubmarine warfare, maritime strike, logistics, air support and even an early warning. If the carrier in place, the future will play a greater role. Third, the power projection capability. The supply capacity of China’s maritime fleet increased by 67% than in the past, can be sustained in the sea action. China built a new type of amphibious ships and hospital ships at sea, both can be used to carry out humanitarian tasks, but also into the amphibious operations in. The Chinese purchase of the aircraft carrier from Ukraine indicates that the carrier battle group presence in building their urgent needs, do not rule out the next five to 10 years in the construction of aircraft carriers may be.
“Even if the scale of decline, the overall combat capability will be enhanced”
U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence assessment that the next 10 years, the Chinese Navy will accelerate military modernization . One important reason is that China’s military reform in recent years, non-commissioned officers to implement this high-tech military services for the Navy to retain a lot of talent, quality of personnel the Navy than in the past have improved significantly. In addition, the report also argues that China’s focus on the future direction of the Navy is also concentrated in these areas: the establishment of integrated command and control systems; development of new operational doctrine, people and weapons platforms to achieve the best combination; to enhance joint combat capabilities; an advanced The multi-fleet air defense system; to expand the scale of naval aviation, to enhance the long-range maritime strike capability; change submarines in naval exercises in the subordinate status. The report concluded that, in the next five to 10 years, China will continue to work towards building a navy to go beyond the Taiwan Strait this goal. Long-range cruise missiles, advanced reconnaissance systems and data link communications capability, will become an important future development of Chinese naval “force multiplier.” “Even if the scale of Chinese naval forces to remain stable or even declined, but the overall combat capability will gradually increase.”
Some analysts believe that the United States Naval Intelligence Office of the Chinese navy is very comprehensive field of study involved, the credibility is high on the surface. But it “anti-aircraft missiles,” “build an aircraft carrier” and not confirmed the news a lot into them, which is still the American propaganda “China threat theory” a consistent approach. ▲
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