U.S. says China may soon deploy the world’s first anti-ship missile
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LONDON: 17, Bloomberg News quoted U.S. Navy disclosed intelligence reports, the Chinese military may be about to deploy world’s first anti-ship missile , which may create the U.S. Fleet “restricted.” Department of the Navy intelligence report said, While a range of nearly 1,500 km of land-based missiles will be mobile launch platform, are “specifically designed to combat the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups.”
11 U.S. Navy has five aircraft carriers deployed in the Pacific, and international waters around China freely, its tasks include the use of force in China’s case seeking to protect Taiwan.
Washington Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said Andrew Craig Pineiweiqi, the missile may make the area into a U.S. aircraft carrier not to enter the “restricted.”
ONI Chinese navy wrote the report, said Scott Bray, on China’s missile development has made “great progress.” He said little more than a decade, the Chinese, this program has gone from “conceptual design” is about to enter the “real deployment phase.” Mine the July report on request to the Head.
an ONI Chinese intelligence officials said in an email, China is also developing over the horizon radar system to observe very far from the Chinese mainland U.S. warships. Since 2000, Chinese warships equipped with anti-ship weapons to triple from 12 to 36.
Krepinevich said the new anti-ship weapon system will support China’s “anti-access” strategy, observations and more distance when necessary against the U.S. warships.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on September 16 this year, in a speech that China’s “anti-ship weapons and ballistic missiles in the input on the threat to the United States may send troops to help Pacific allies and the main means, in particular the forefront of our air base and aircraft carrier battle groups pose a threat. ”
Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead said that in 2008 he decided to not have the ballistic missile defense capability of the DDG-1000 destroyer construction program to cut from eight to three, one of the factors is China’s new missile.
Navy instead of the planned additional 7 is equipped with Lockheed – Martin made “Aegis’ combat system DDG-51 destroyers, and equip them with the latest radar and missiles.
Roughead in an interview earlier this year said China’s ballistic missiles, “indicates that we are about to face the complexity of threats.”
Navy officials said that since 2006, China has conducted three missile ground testing, but has not been flight tested.
Chinese Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Xu Caihou pointed out the importance of this weapon is not so great.
Xu on March 26 in Washington to answer questions after the speech, said that it is to meet China’s national security, “the minimum requirements of the limited capacity.”
of the missile program, said analyst Mark Stokes, the U.S. Navy’s assessment report, China in 1996, “Taiwan Strait crisis” after the development of such weapons. At that time, the Clinton administration sent two aircraft carriers stationed in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding waters, had China on the Taiwan presidential election, fired missiles near the island.
“Naval Research Journal,” 2009 article in the May issue, said the missile “could change the rules of the Pacific, set the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle groups at risk.”
article says: “Just about China may have anti-ship ballistic missile capability, you can change the rules of the game in the Western Pacific region deterrence, military operations and the balance of power in far-reaching implications.”
study of Chinese weapons and defense consultant Paul Luo Gula said: “The Navy can not move in the area, the United States can not carry out any air or ground military operations.” (Editor: Tao Zhi Peng)