Former U.S. officials call for additional DDG1000 cruise ships stopped China
article suggested that the U.S. has to intercept anti-ship ballistic missiles designed to build the” Zumwalt “class destroyers to deal with China’s missile threat. China YJ 62 anti-ship Navy’s new missile tests ( Click to see Atlas )
LONDON Dec. 8 news: The United States retired Admiral James Bachelet, Lyons 6, the Washington Times article that said since 2000, Chinese anti-ship cruise missiles and equipment soared to three times the number of ships to 36. These ships with in-the-horizon radar, the maritime security of the United States pose a major threat. The article suggests the U.S. government to intercept anti-ship ballistic missiles designed to build with the “Zumwalt” (DDG1000) class destroyers to deal with.
PLA has 36 warships equipped with anti-ship cruise
quoted the article begins the first new commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Robert Willard to saying that in the past decade, China’s military development has greatly exceeded the estimate of the U.S.. In the rapid development of China’s military, the most obvious is its anti-ship ballistic missile capability being developed – the ability of China’s development, mainly to obstruct China to expand its targets in the Western Pacific of the United States aircraft carrier attack group for the target.
U.S. Bloomberg News on November 19 quoted the Office of Naval Intelligence sources said, China will soon deploy a new anti-ship ballistic missiles. In this regard, some experts said, this weapons system could be a weapon to turn things around, to create a U.S. aircraft carrier “restricted.” Moreover, the report also pointed out that China’s anti-ship ballistic missiles, combined with the positioning of U.S. naval vessels to distant-horizon radar network and a new image and radar satellite constellation, will certainly constitute a powerful weapon system.
article said, it is worth noting that within a decade China will only improve this capability. Moreover, according to the report of the Chinese Navy has written the Office of Naval Intelligence, said Scott Bradley, since 2000, Chinese anti-ship cruise missiles equipped with the number of ships jumped to 3-fold, to 36. Can not be ignored is that the Russian sale of advanced systems to Iran, including the supersonic SS-N-22 Mosquito/Sunburn anti-ship missile, this missile is designed to crush the “Aegis” command and control missile system.
“Aegis” destroyers able to intercept anti-ship missile
article went on to say, for a variety of threats, the United States should have nothing to get too worried, after all, the United States Navy is building in the Chinese anti-ship missile system prior to launch “pre-emptive” and “Zumwalt” DDG1000 destroyer. The class destroyers have stealth capabilities, can increase the viability of the destroyer, in the future operational environment to gain any advantage. Its power, cooling, space and weight reserves, and other design focuses solely on the response to any future threats – threats, whether known or unknown threat. Once the ship completed a $ 14 billion investment will certainly give the U.S. more than the majority of potential enemies, including China and Russia, including the advantage of at least a decade.
However, the article pointed out that in this case the problem still exists. With the U.S. national ballistic missile defense strategy changes, the U.S. Navy in order to meet immediate needs, without any supporting analysis of the case, with only the most basic choice to build more ballistic missile defense capability of the old “Aegis”, “Arleigh Burke “class DDG51 destroyers. Designed to meet current and future threats, “Zumwalt” class DDG destroyer has produced only three, and do not have ballistic missile defense capability. There is no doubt that Russia will happy to see.
article said, the fact that, although “Aegis” destroyers are still sufficient to meet current requirements, but soon these “new”, “Arleigh Burke” class destroyers and radar DDG51 will be out of date, can not be used respond to emerging high-threat, such as anti-ship ballistic missiles. In short, they threatened the life of ships driven under normal conditions only half of life. This means that the actual cost of the DDG 51 destroyers will allow the U.S. Navy would suffer huge financial losses, compared with the initial cost of a full doubling. Obviously, this way, the U.S. Navy will not fight the power structure of their needs.
urged the U.S. government build “Zumwalt” class destroyer
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates admitted China in the field of anti-ship weapons and ballistic missiles investment in the United States to the Pacific project power, support allies, especially the front-line U.S. military bases and aircraft carrier attack group, constitute a serious threat. The article said that if the U.S. is still disregarded, then the deterrent will be hit. Moreover, in future conflicts, the U.S. president may therefore unable to make some critical choices.
Therefore, the article pointed out, the U.S. Navy and the United States should accelerate the production of ballistic missile defense capabilities have improved, “Zumwalt” Destroyer. DDG1000 destroyer design with powerful ballistic missile defense capability, so the electric power is extremely high for the latest DDG51 destroyer of more than 20 times, also designed for cooling the space, and load large enough to install the sensors and the future emergence of a powerful weapon system, which will ship ballistic missile defense capabilities far beyond the current ballistic missile defense threat. In addition, DDG1000 stealth destroyer is DDG51 capacity of at least 50 times.
The article said that as long as the “Zumwalt” DDG1000 destroyer for minor adjustments, it will be sufficient to address future ballistic missile threat 40 years. It is reported that the U.S. Navy has plans to get the low-risk, scalable 3 “Zumwalt” to make it with all ballistic missile defense capability. The article said that this can be achieved in the next five years, then it will have DDG51 destroyer either now or in the future can not match the ballistic missile defense performance.
article said, the U.S. Navy to withdraw its limited production capacity of three non-ballistic missile defense, “Zumwalt” Destroyer’s decision. If it does not act quickly, then Secretary of Defense and Congress must make the decision to retain the U.S. military commander may make an important choice in the future. (Compiled: Spring)