U.S. worried about Russia’s inability to counter that China CJ-10 land-based cruise missiles
data for: the PLA Second Artillery CJ-10 land-based cruise party on the team in the National Day military parade in review Guotai Yue photo
data for: Second Artillery participated in 60th anniversary parade of new land-based cruise missiles
LONDON January 10 messages: 7 United States Jamestown Foundation article said that China C602 anti-ship cruise remote CJ-10 ground-based missiles and cruise missiles has achieved great development, Russia is becoming a nightmare for air defense planners, who fear there is no effective means to counter.
sixtieth anniversary of the founding of New China’s National Day military parade shows Chinese armed forces’ precision strike capability, “so widely praised by the Chinese media, according to the PLA Second Artillery’s strategic missile forces deputy commander, said training in interpersonal , China’s conventional missile can achieve all-weather, all-round precision strike. Indeed, in China’s new ballistic and cruise missiles that the Chinese military enterprises in the field of missile technology and development has made considerable progress, but more importantly, these missiles highlights the outstanding performance in a changing strategic situation in the Asia-Pacific region another factor.
The article said that during the Cold War, the Soviet Union to use its large-scale theater missile threat to the whole territory of China, and its strategic missiles and bombers used in the United States and elsewhere aimed at the target. Twenty years later, this pattern has reversed, the Moscow leadership is very clear, it is being fitted out by the Chinese nuclear ballistic missile and cruise missile threat to theater level is gradually deepened.
article points out, the PLA’s new strategic offensive weapons systems with a range of Asia-Pacific region and precision hardened targets, such as attacks on the airport, the command and control center. In recent years, as the PLA’s heavy mechanized units to support the new weapon, the DF-21 DF-15 medium-range missiles and missile accuracy has been improved. And guided by the synthetic aperture radar, “Pershing II” medium-range ballistic missile penetrating bombs similar to those missiles with warheads that have begun to use China’s own “Compass” satellite navigation and positioning system guidance. The article said that China’s medium-range ballistic missile accuracy improved significantly, probably in October 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to quit, “Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty,” one of the reasons.
article points out, C602 anti-ship cruise missiles and long-range land-based cruise missiles CJ-10 is two kinds that Russian air defense planners could hardly sleep the night of the two missile systems. Alleged, CJ-10 “sword” remote cruise missile systems in 2004 tested in the Second Artillery, as of September 2009 have 50-250 to accept missile tests, 20 to 30 launch vehicles to deploy. Chinese media in 2009 during the National Day parade was first revealed this degree of missiles there. CJ-10 missiles by the Chinese-made WS-2400-based 8 × 8 launch vehicle carrying the missile delivery vehicle is equipped with three long launch tube. Alleged, CJ-10 missile range in excess of 1,500 kilometers, up to 2,000 km.
article said, CJ-10 missiles, land-based missile is Kh-55/AS-15 variant missiles, Ukraine in 2000, which at least six missiles transferred to China. The use of GLONASS and GPS which combined missile guidance, can be equipped with four different types of warheads – 1 500-kg warhead section and 3 350 kg warhead weight: high-explosive warhead, cluster bombs and the earth penetrator.
Russia has been closely watching China’s medium-range ballistic and cruise missile project, but in addition to the strategic bomber force or intercontinental ballistic missile systems outside the Russian counter tactical ballistic or cruise missile attack capabilities are limited. Although it is difficult to imagine, but China, Russia and other countries a lack of reliable medium-range attack systems. For Russia, the technical problems do not exist. “Iskander-M” mobile short range ballistic missile system has a range of 400 km. INF treaty if Russia would withdraw its missiles can be easily modified to put this range of more than 500 km, can be highly accurate nuclear warheads mounted missile systems.
If Russia from China by land-based cruise missiles or medium-range ballistic missile threats, missile launch in China before the uniform use of air power will be almost impossible. In the event of attack, the Su-34 and Tu-22M3 bombers can be used to destroy the launchers erected type transport (TEL) launch and supply vehicles, but this is usually in vain, according to previous experience of Western countries, from the air is difficult to hunt those elusive goals.
article says Russian defense ground-based ballistic and cruise missile system is mainly active anti-aircraft missiles S-300 series with the recently introduced S-400 “Triumph (Triumf)” surface to air missile system, These missiles are equipped with anti-ballistic missile capability. Russia is very concerned about China’s ballistic missile and cruise missile threats, along its eastern border deployed S-400 missile and radar systems, ostensibly to prevent the missile from North Korea. Interestingly, there is no record that the North Korean missile accidentally fell on the Russian territory. Generally eastward toward the North Korean missile launch the Yellow Sea, away from Russia and China.
conclusion, the article said that in the past decade, China’s ballistic and cruise missile force has made considerable progress, is now in Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia countries and Russia pose a very serious conventional threat. As soon as expected, the satellite-guided multiple rocket launchers were deployed opposite Taiwan, the DF-11 and DF-15 missiles will no longer need to be deployed there. As a result, this missile will be to target India and the South China Sea. DF-15 missile can carry nuclear or refurbished precision-guided conventional warheads. Hainan Island is developing over the horizon (OTHR) radar systems, once mature, will provide ballistic and cruise missiles for the People’s Liberation Army, the aircraft struck early warning, so that accurate positioning of the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups. The latter is the amount of the U.S. Department of greatest concern, because China is constantly developing and deploying a new ballistic and cruise missile systems, but also because of China’s neighbors in response to the increase of its strategic weapons, has started an arms race, for their own forces with offensive and defensive system. (Compiled: Spring)