Xu Qiliang: I jumped the Air Force the number of main battle equipment, a substantial increase in inter-generational
Air Force Xu Qiliang
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characters Biography: Xu Qiliang, March 1950 Health, Shandong with people, in July 1966 army, air force super pilot. Served as an Air Force independent battalion, division commander, commander, Air Force chief of staff, deputy commander of the Shenyang Military Region Air Force commander of the Shenyang Military Region, PLA Deputy Chief of Staff, the incumbent member of the Central Military Commission, the Air Force commander, the rank of general.
fourteenth session of the Communist Party of China, alternate member of 15th CPC Central, sixth, seventh session of the Central Committee.
Xinhua Beijing Nov. 1 (Xinhua Xinhua military correspondent Sunmao Qing, Xu aspirations) 60th anniversary parade of exciting scenes but also to stay in people’s memories, the people of the same age with the Republic ushered in the Air Force 60 birthday.
sky Swordsman sixty years, six years of trials and hardships. People’s Party of the sun bathed the Air Force, along with the Republic of the pace of progress in the war in temper, in the battle to grow, accelerated development in reform and opening up in stride forward on the road of scientific development, has developed into the grounds of air, ground air defense forces, airborne, communications, radar, electronic warfare soldiers and other military aircraft synthesis, with both offensive and defensive information warfare capabilities under the conditions of modern air power.
in the People’s Air Force 60th anniversary of the reporter interviewed the Central Military Commission, member of the Air Force commander Xu Qiliang will. Xu introduced the People’s Air Force commander 60 years construction and development of the situation and answered questions of general interest readers.
build a powerful People’s Air Force is the visionary dream of the Chinese Communists, unremitting struggle for goals
People’s Air Force history is a command of the Party and serve the people, heroic glorious history
Xinhua Military: Air Force set up on the people rushed to the battlefield in the confrontation with the enemies of national prestige and military might play in invincible temper of the war in the wings. Please tell us about the Air Force’s combat history.
Xu Qiliang: People’s Air Force has a fine tradition in the Army based on the starting point to build up, passing the blood of the people’s army of heroes.
after the outbreak of the Korean War, Air Force, just a year old people, resolutely follow the Party’s orders, toward the smoke of the battlefield. At that time, the Air Force volunteers, less than 200 aircraft, jet fighter pilots flew 14 hours on average only 38 minutes, no combat experience, the enemy contemptuously called the “doll Air Force.” Faced with 15 air wings, more than 1,200 aircraft combat aircraft, most of the pilots took part in World War II, more than 1000 hours flight time than the world’s top aerial enemies, the Air Force fearless young volunteers to ” Air bayonet “spirit, to have my invincible heroism, and the enemy launched a desperate struggle, the war in the history of the world’s first large-scale use of air combat record jet fighters, the enemy opened up so awesome,” MiG-corridor “, the emergence of Wang sea, Zhaobao Tong, Liu embankment, Sunsheng Lu, Zhang Jihui a large number of war hero, U.S. Air Force completely broken the myth of invincibility. Chairman Mao is pleased to instructions on the battlefield: “congratulations to the empty three divisions,” “empty four divisions fought battle, even a very good comfort.” World public opinion was exclaimed: “China has almost overnight become one of the world’s leading air power.”
fact, before the outbreak of the Korean War in March 1950, People’s Air Force set up after the first four months into the war to liberate Tibet, People’s Air Force the first generation of pilots, flight experience to overcome the no plateau, no geographic weather data No navigation facilities and other difficulties, open plateau in Kozo 25 routes, all kinds of air dropping supplies over 2.3 million kilograms. Korean War has not yet dispersed the smoke, the young people swept the Air Force and the South East, sent bombers, fighters and attack aircraft, and land, the Navy fought the liberation of a country island, showing the armed forces the power of joint operations. 1958 Fujian to the Air Force was ordered to emergency operations, create an empty island in the South Australian opener “Three nil” record. After 3 months and 13 days of fierce air battle, win Fujian, Guangdong region air. October 7, 1959, the newly established Air Force air missile troops, and lay the enemy RB-57D high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, creating the world’s first air defense operations in the history of the wars with surface to air missile shot down the aircraft.
the second battalion of soldiers, many surface to air missile to shoot down U-2 high-altitude spy planes and unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. News, Chairman Mao and said: “This unit, where? I want to meet them.” July 23, 1964, Chairman Mao cordially met all the officers and men of the battalion, which is the only time in the People’s Assembly Chairman Mao Hall met with the entire establishment battalions. The battalion was awarded the Department of Defense “Hero Camp” honorary title.
60 years, the People’s Air Force in the Korean War, homeland defense and other operations, a total of 1474 enemy aircraft shot down, wounded 2344, created a brilliant record.
People’s Air Force is a temper in the smoke of war grew up unit, which was a critical moment to pull out, have to go win the war of the unit, which was a party and the people trust, the forces can effectively carry out its mandate. Blood and fire of practice tells us: war and prepared to fight the army of the eternal theme of fighting the people of the Air Force is always the fundamental standards of construction and development, loyal to the mission, dedicated to the mission, our mission is always a sacred duty Air Force people.
Xinhua Military: 2007 “moved China” one of ten people, Li Jianying martyrs in training plane suddenly hit the birds, he for the protection of lives and property of the people to give up skydiving, landing in the heroic sacrifice. His lifetime, said: “We are so good for the people, we with grateful heart.” Air Force officers and men of the people such deep feelings from where?
Xu Qiliang: serving the people wholeheartedly is the fundamental purpose of our military. People’s Air Force from the people, rooted in the people, for the people is our duty.
Air Force people building the people, the people love the Air Force people. Construction and development of the Air Force has always been great people across the country care, support and help, this is the Air Force construction and development of the sun, rain and spring.
liberation, to repair the expansion of the airport, the local government go all out, unconditional support to the people, the land had just been emancipated farmers put the land to feed their families gave no regrets, no 5 years on the renovation of the expansion of the 94 airports.
during the Korean War, the people heard that the insufficient number of combat aircraft, spontaneously donate money to buy aircraft. Opera performing artists, Chang Xiangyu, with more than 170 games of all charity income, sell their cars with the money donated purchased a MiG-15 fighters, was named “Chang Xiangyu” number, now stored in the Air Force Aviation Museum. Tangshan rural a grandmother to a lifetime accumulation of “private savings money”, are reluctant to spend the war years Chikangyancai the seven oceans, are all donated. From 1951 to 1952, more than a year, the people donated funds to purchase 3710 aircraft. In the Korean War in the Air Force used “Shijingshan Iron and Steel Plant No.” “No. of oil workers,” “No. farmers” and other fighters are the people contributing.
in the new historical period, the local Party committees, governments and people of the Air Force to help support more extensive infrastructure in the army, battlefield, soldiers demobilized placement, employment, school children, their families, maintain the legitimate rights and interests of servicemen and their families, dual-use training and other aspects, have given our love of meticulous care, construction and development for the Air Force has added the power of infinity.
60 years, the People’s Air Force is always with the people with a common fate, heart to heart, the completion of military training and combat readiness tasks at the same time, its advantages, and actively participate in and support the construction of national to practical action to return people’s upbringing. Implementation of artificial rainfall, aerial seeding, open routes, aerial mapping, support for western development, the implementation of the “Blue Sky Spring Bud Girls” program, where necessary, where there is passion and the sweat of the Air Force officers and men; Yellow River Ice Prevention, flood, earthquake relief, fight against SARS, where the most urgent, quickly rush to the rescue Airmen where; Olympic air security, National air security, counter-terrorism, stability maintenance, where the situation is most severe, where there is the Air Force officers and men fighting on the scene.
“idea that day, military forces Thousand Days,” even in the seemingly calm day, every day tens of thousands of Air Force combat readiness, in the highlands, islands, Gobi, border, patrol, and guarded day and night homeland thousands of miles, blue sky.
appointed as commander of 10th Air Force, since I took office, experienced several major non-war military operations, the Air Force so I defend the interests of the people in times of peace, safeguard national security missions and tasks have a more profound insights. In January 2008, the southern face of the rare snow and ice storms, air force troops to 100,000 people in the air, the ground rush to transport goods in full swing, eliminate the danger such actions. May 12, after the earthquake, the Air Force immediately open space two battlefields, in 49 airports, 60% of the earthquake in the range, the highest single-day history of military aviation flew up, the maximum intensity of the flight, to send troops up and many other records. To ensure that the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games during the air safety, from 10 days before the opening of the Olympic Games to Paralympic Games closed, the Air Force organized an unprecedented 40 Zhongshan University Police patrol the sky. Only before and after the Olympic Games opening ceremony, have invested more than 10 million troops in the Division implemented a 42-hour continuous air security patrols, to the party and the people to produce a qualified answer.
We will never forget, people with the Air Force is the people’s hard work and sweat parenting, thanks to the people of all achievements and honors, the Air Force will always be the people’s army.
People’s Air Force is always a party and the people can rest assured that the blue steel wall
Xinhua Military: The 60th anniversary parade, the Air Force refer to the unit’s outstanding performance very encouraging people across the country. You talk about the construction and development of Air Force people the historic achievements.
Xu Qiliang: war of temper, for the people of the Air Force into a heroic soul; strength of the jump, a disdain for the people of heaven and earth plug in the Air Force wings. Since the founding of New China, especially the reform and opening up 30 years, the country’s comprehensive national strength, for the modernization of the Air Force to provide a solid material and technological foundation. 60 years ago, the Air Force aircraft participated in the founding ceremony by reading no one is made. The National Day military parade in the capital, see the Air Force’s AWACS, tankers, -10, -11 12 kinds of 15 models, red -9, -12 red radar, surface to air missile and advanced main battle equipment, all China’s own research and development, marking the People’s Air Force has formed a third-generation main battle equipment as the backbone of the air combat systems, combat skills to a qualitative leap.
60-year history has proven that the Air Force as a high-tech, technology-intensive military services, development and construction must follow the laws of its inherent characteristics, take the road of scientific development. This is the internal needs of construction and development of the Air Force, the call of the times.
the new century, the rise of the Air Force continued to study and practice the scientific concept of development boom, the party’s latest theoretical innovations in the new Air Force for the people starting off on the history into a powerful impetus for the Air Force building into the scientific development of the “fast lane.” Strategic air force, air force development strategy as the core of a major new breakthroughs in military theory, deepening long-term construction and development planning, coordinated development of revolutionary modernization and regularization, overall strengthening; preparations for military struggle to further promote, enhance the combat effectiveness of some important constraints gradually solve difficult problems, the core military capabilities and forces carry out diversified military tasks was significantly improved; solidly carry “regulation style of thinking, ideas, technology-based remediation, professional competence, regulation of training capacity, model mechanism” activities, confrontational training, base training, information technology training in an orderly manner, continued to advance, promote the transformation of military training to develop in depth; main battle equipment, a substantial increase in the number of inter-generational leap, into a series of precision-guided munitions on a large scale, large information technology equipment in use, weapons and equipment steady improvement in the level of modern information technology; deepen the reform of teaching institutions, to create the Air Force professional military college, Air Force personnel to implement the development strategy, a large number of construction and information technology to meet Air Force operational needs of leading talent, top talent and key personnel groups have been formed, with new knowledge structure, to master the advanced military theory, operations concept, skillfully control the high-tech weapons, good for joint operations of the rapid growth of new military personnel; further improve the logistics, equipment, operational support systems, integrated security capabilities significantly enhanced. Today’s People’s Air Force is fully determined to have the ability to defend national sovereignty and national dignity, safeguarding the interests of national security and development, for the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation and make due contributions.
here I must point out that the Chinese nation is a peace-loving nation, China is a responsible developing country, we always pursues a defensive national defense policy. Build a powerful People’s Air Force, is to safeguard national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, protection of national development and protection of people’s interests, but also adapt to the world development trend of the new revolution in military affairs, maintaining regional stability and world peace needs. No matter how the development of the Chinese Air Force, and will not pose a military threat to any country. Chinese Air Force will always be to maintain world peace, security and stability of the strong force.
Xinhua Military: The 21st century is the century of air and space, some of the world air power have taken measures to accelerate the development and construction of air and space. You look ahead at prospects for the development of air force people.
Xu Qiliang: The 21st century is the century of information technology, but also the space of the century. Information field and the field of space has become an international competition of two new strategic high ground. From the new world trends in military reform, military competition is being transferred to the field of aerospace, military construction to keep the space direction of expansion. This “transfer” is a general trend, this “expansion” is a historical necessity, this development is irreversible. In a sense, control of space, the control of the land, sea and electromagnetic space, to grasp the strategic initiative. Now, not only the world’s major powers to adjust the Air Force is stepping up its military strategy, the Air Force has also been introduced in some developing countries the strategic transformation of the new initiatives, and actively seize the strategic high ground in the new revolution in military affairs.
the militarization of space is the challenge of peace. In this challenge, there is not enough power there is no right to speak, only has a strong force in order to maintain and safeguard peace. The Air Force as a peace-loving countries must forge a good sword and shield to win the peace.
the face of the space field to compete with the new situation, the face of the party and the people entrusted with the expectations, the Air Force how to deal with people’s growing threats and unprecedented challenges, and how to build a construction and development in China commensurate with the needs and space requirements consistent with the times, is conducive to maintaining regional stability and world peace, the air force, Air Force, which is inscribed in every human heart the deep sense of crisis, we need to seriously think and act to answer an urgent task. This requires that we must focus on effective implementation of the new century, the historical mission of our military, according to an information army and winning the general goal of information warfare, insisted air and space, both offensive and defensive strategy, continually improve the reconnaissance, early warning, air combat, air and missile defense, strategic projection, and implementation of diverse military tasks, from mechanization to information technology to achieve change, and strive to build the Air Force into a perfect political ideology, the overall size of moderate strength, reasonable structure, able to respond a variety of security threats, and effective safeguarding national interests, to adapt to win local wars under conditions of information and accomplish diverse military tasks require a major strategic power.
work together to develop and build a harmonious world is the people’s unswerving pursuit of the Air Force
Xinhua military: It is reported that the Air Force will host the “Beyond the Looking and cooperation “as the theme of” peace and development International Forum “, please tell us about the background of organizing this event and its significance?
Xu Qiliang: share development opportunities and jointly cope with various challenges, promote the building of lasting peace, common prosperity and harmonious world, including the Chinese people is the common peoples of the world hope and pray. To this end, the People’s Air Force 60th anniversary, the Chinese government and the army decided to build “peace and development in international forums,” the multilateral military diplomatic platform, to invite the leaders of some countries around the air force “beyond, prospects of cooperation” theme of the exchange of ideas , expand consensus, enhance mutual trust. This fully reflects the Air Force committed to working with the Air Force the world to build “mutually beneficial, safe and harmonious” space environment and broad-minded and pragmatic attitude, the Chinese government and armed forces uphold peace, development and cooperation, actively promoting the concept of building a harmonious world important measure is to practice the 60th anniversary of President Hu Jintao at the UN Summit on promoting a “harmonious world” concept of action.
Xinhua Military: Please tell us about the future in the Air Force to expand and deepen exchanges and cooperation in international what to consider?
Xu Qiliang: Military diplomacy is an important part of overall diplomacy in promoting the modernization of national defense, safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests has a very important role. In the future, the Air Force people will be more open, transparent, self-confident and pragmatic spirit, expand and deepen all-round world air exchange and cooperation. First, build the military exchanges of scientific and technical exchanges, training of personnel, four theoretical study of foreign exchange platform; two countries in the world is to continue to adhere to the Air Force to maintain a relatively stable high-level exchanges, strengthen strategic consultation and dialogue with neighboring countries and regional security cooperation, and create peaceful and stable security situation; three are traditional friendly countries to promote the Air Force and joint exercises, joint training as a breakthrough, and gradually expand the scope of cooperation countries and areas of the Air Force to strengthen mutual communication and trust; Fourth, organize my youth with foreign air force officers, two-way visits, training, increasing the intensity of foreign exchange, the breadth and depth, and further to show the people of the Air Force, “loyal, powerful, civilized, justice, peace, and open” international image.
the blue sky of the motherland and the cause of calling the people of a large number of young talents to join the ranks of the Air Force
Xinhua Military: China’s “Father of Aviation” Feng Ru made the first test flight When an airplane 26 years of age; a 20-year-old war hero Wang joined the Air Force, 25 years old the first enemy aircraft shot down; two-color 19-year-old war hero, Han joined the Air Force volunteers, 20 year-old double ace pilot to shoot down the enemy. Today you have any special message to young people?
Xu Qiliang: In fact, when the average age of volunteers is only Air Force pilot in his early 20s. They are hot in that era, to join the People’s Air Force is full of passion and vitality of the battle group, leaving the annals of the record, they are always the glorious People’s Air Force.
Today, the Air Force in the ranks of the people, the majority of high spirit and full of vigor and vitality of young men. The National Day military parade in the capital’s Tiananmen Square over the pilots, the youngest only 21 years old.
I think the young fellow, said the Air Force, the current air force has been at a new historical starting point, we are charged with carrying forward the great historical responsibility, I hope you keep in mind the great trust of the party and the people persist in using Party’s theoretical innovation arm themselves, consciously practice the core values ??of the contemporary revolutionary soldier, temper excellent fighting spirit, love of the Air Force to build the Air Force, dedicated to the Air Force, to carry forward the fine tradition of striving to be a hero successor, writing a glorious history of Air Force people.
I think the country’s young friends, we are in a great era, born at the right, promising. As an important defense system of strategic forces, the country’s core military capabilities of an important part of people’s air force in the maintenance of national security and development in the overall mission of honor, responsibility, an urgent need to support the whole society, the urgent need for a large number of young people wishing to go near the Air Force to understand the Air Force, joined the ranks of our fighting. The earth is more vast than the ocean, more than the vast ocean of the sky, the Air Force will be the people’s mind all day capacity, welcome young talents call response times, choose to accept the motherland, the motherland of thousands of miles blue sky ambitions, make contributions, in the journey of building a strong people in the Air Force flying their own ideals.
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