China 094 submarines fragile reputation may not survive in combat
Chinese Navy’s new strategic nuclear submarines
LONDON November 30 news: U.S. Defense News 30 reported that the Office of Naval Intelligence recently released report on Chinese naval modernization, which refers to a new generation of 094 Chinese ballistic missile submarine noise, quiet as effective as the former Soviet Union 30 years ago, the Delta III nuclear submarine service. In this regard, the U.S. Navy experts believe that despite a certain extent, undermine China’s second nuclear strike capability, but can not ignore the 094 nuclear submarine deterrent, its specific operational environment in the ocean under the mute capability is still very strong, absolutely non-reporting depicted so simple.
U.S. report said a Chinese nuclear submarine noise
quoted the report of the Office of Naval Intelligence that China’s naval modernization construction focus is shifting from emphasis on quantity to emphasis on quality changes, but there is still a distance to achieve first-class long distance tests go, some of its advanced submarine noise level equivalent to only a few decades ago countries such as Russia’s submarine service. 094 Chinese-built ballistic missile submarines designed to enhance the promotion of its second nuclear strike capability, but although the first generation of submarines is far more advanced class ballistic missile submarine Xia, but noisy, stealth ability is poor. According to U.S. reports, promotion submarine noise than the former Soviet Union 30 years ago, even the Delta III nuclear submarine service is even larger.
Federation of American Scientists believe that nuclear weapons expert Hans Kristensen, 094 nuclear submarines can play exactly how much noise it’s nuclear deterrent is questionable. Second nuclear strike capability to deter the opponent can not make it to any country with nuclear counterattack capability to attack. But the installation of ballistic missile submarines in noisy clearly not effective on the second nuclear strike strategy. “If these submarines in Hawaii en route to excessive noise, the opponent can easily find and track the outbreak of conflict in the event can easily be sunk.”
report also mentioned that although the U.S. Navy that China is building a nuclear attack submarine 095 submarines ability to mute a substantial increase, but still only 20 years ago, when the Russian “Akula” class attack submarines, and its need to deploy troops to begin 2015. But even though 094 and 095 nuclear submarines noisy, but the previous generation, “Han-class” and “business class” attack submarines than the noise is still a lot lower. This is the first public U.S. Navy nuclear submarine quietness of Russia issued a report.
“094 submarine-specific capabilities remain strong silent environment”
report for the Office of Naval Intelligence, a U.S. Navy experts believe that by be interpreted in two ways: First, China’s submarine noise, less than any U.S. submarine fleet, and therefore not a threat to the United States; Secondly, the new submarines that Chinese submarine technology is improving, although the submarine noisy, but will become more and more quiet.
He also noted that China’s real nuclear submarine in the ocean on the performance, “not as simple as described in the Navy and the single,” under certain conditions, China’s 094 submarines will be very strong ability to mute . However, he then pointed out that, in general, the detection and tracking in terms of China’s new submarine without panic.
Navy report said China currently has six ballistic missile submarines and six nuclear attack submarines and 53 diesel-electric submarines. Given China’s navy is still fitted out, including non-nuclear air-independent submarines, including a variety of new submarines, so the report is expected in 2020 or 2025, when China Zhezhi currently composed of 62 submarines submarine fleet will increase to 75 or so.
U.S. Navy report predicted that China may have a new attack submarine will be equipped with advanced cruise missiles. According to the Congressional Research Service report on 23 November, China’s current attack submarines are equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles, wake homing torpedoes and mines.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2009 China Military Power Report said China’s “Gem” class submarines designed to carry 12 missiles with a range of 3888 sea miles of the “JL-2″ type submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missiles. Office of Naval Intelligence report published modernize the Chinese navy, in addition to “Gem” class submarines, and “waves 2″ ballistic missile, the “China is also developing near-continuous strategic deterrent at sea.” Missile fired from China’s coastal areas. ” to attack the continental United States, “to give the PLA Navy’s first” reliable second-strike nuclear capability. ” In this regard, Christensen questioned, and references to other Department of Defense data, said the China Sea from the “Gem” class submarine-launched missiles “will fall into Seattle, about 800 km away from the sea.”
Christensen said: “The view from the missile range, unless the submarine into the Pacific Ocean, or the United States can not be targeted, so I may be the Chinese JL-2 missiles installed in so things are very fragile submarine confused. “Christensen said:” If survived, then cut the submarine can only play a role as a deterrent tool, but they may not be able to fight with the United States survived. “
Christensen pointed out that the promotion with the submarine and its missile seems a kind of “regional arms”, can threaten the Japanese army stationed in Guam or the U.S.. Christensen believes that the U.S. will probably not qualify for the formation of submarine deterrent. The tasks they may prevent the long-standing border dispute with China, Russia to action. Christensen believes that India may also China’s goal of deterrence. While India has nuclear weapons, but so far the range of nuclear weapons in India are still unable to attack China. And the promotion of China’s submarines equipped with missiles in order to reflect the Chinese pride. In this regard, Christensen explained that when many countries have become military power, they will invariably do one thing, it is the construction of ballistic missile submarines. (Compiled: Spring)