Ark Royal guess Japan is China bid for carrier technology for the study of
Data Figure: British Royal Navy’s conventionally powered aircraft carrier Ark
According to Japan’s” diplomats “magazine website reported on August 4, China ready to buy Britain’s” Ark Royal “aircraft carrier, the article that” the aircraft carrier converted into mobile casinos, “is just a pretext, the real purpose is to study the design and access to aircraft carrier technology.
reported for decades, aircraft carrier has been a symbol of great power dominance. The national carrier has thousands of miles away from the enemy to fight, so suffer. However, the construction of aircraft carriers will cost billions of dollars, but in the entire life cycle maintenance and upgrades have cost billions of dollars. Recently, the British aircraft carrier “Ark Royal” was retired and sold the report to reflect this reality. In 2010, Britain’s defense spending cuts of 8%, but still use their old carrier plans to cut into the ranks. In the current financial crunch and economic downturn, the British aircraft carrier decommissioned just trying to save Europe’s example. However, here there are other symbolic; rumors, “Royal Ark” will become a Chinese businessman’s bid target, the businessman would like to ship before the British navy’s flagship transformed into “mobile casino.”
which contains a huge symbolic significance, reflecting the economic rise of China and the United Kingdom and gradually decline from the top of the fact that international diplomacy. However, we have not heard of the carrier before the transformation of the casino’s news? China’s purchase of retired aircraft carrier research, and the aircraft carrier into the casino or amusement park as a disguise, this is not new. After all, China is keen to deploy their own in the near future, the aircraft carrier, has received widespread attention, the Chinese government recently acknowledged this point.
1985, China purchased the Australian built during World War II aircraft carrier “Melbourne”, and remove it before doing the research design. China is still the nineties of last century purchased three former Soviet aircraft carrier: “Kiev”, “Minsk” and “Kuznetsov” was; “Kiev” and “Minsk” was indeed the final transformation became the amusement park. However, China’s two carriers have been carefully studied, and have continued their research on the aircraft carrier technology. Although, the performance of these aircraft modernization of U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is absolutely inferior; but these low-cost carriers from China to any school or technical secrets to build aircraft carriers will be beneficial to their future. At first, a smaller price for the aircraft carrier to learn from successes and failures of the country experience high-level Chinese military will benefit; and be able to speed up the process of their aircraft carrier program.
China, however, these efforts have now paid off; “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier was the most famous “Casino” bid target. A Chinese company in March 1998 to 20 million dollars to buy the carrier, the company has a close relationship with the Chinese military. After the “Kuznetsov” stranded for 15 months; Turkish official not let it pass the Dardanelles, the strait has long been known by the aircraft carrier is not allowed. There are rumors that China provided to Turkey after a 360 million dollar “tourism and economic assistance package” to solve this problem.
However, the “Kuznetsov” is not equipped with a large number of devices sold. On the contrary, the former Soviet Union aircraft carrier ship the equipment completely demolished except. It is now converted into a more modern aircraft carrier, will be equipped with Russian fighters like the fourth-generation fighters; China is close to having the first aircraft carrier, the ship was now named “Shi Lang” was the aircraft carrier also faces a number of technical problem, sea trial is expected to begin soon.
China in the world to buy decommissioned aircraft carrier of the plan well, they have access to several national and multi-generation aircraft carrier the shipyard knowledge. As Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom at different times are faced with economic difficulties, China with millions of dollars in exchange for other countries to spend billions of dollars to obtain the aircraft carrier technology. Although, China has yet to get the most modern design similar to the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier design, their access to knowledge is still enough for them to study a variety of aircraft. There is no doubt that this “Shi Lang” was modified to play a catalytic role; and their tactics may also purchase made on the future design of huge benefit.
With the construction of Chinese naval forces and anti-ship ballistic missile technology, people are curious about whether Washington is asking London to stop any bid from China. As the aircraft before the sale of advanced radar and electronic equipment will be removed after purchase access to China’s knowledge will be relatively limited. However, this still give China about the carrier’s old design, and let them learn the principles of design.
Although the “Ark Royal” was the sale is still uncertain, but China’s purchase of military aircraft and then fall into the hands of the record appears, the more obvious motive to buy. As U.S. and British forces are cutting financial, China’s “Casino” bid strategy will of course gain some objective and cost-effective than high benefits. (Sri Lanka years)
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