Taiwan media said the mainland is straight-9WA to add a strong air-air missile
helicopter flying over Beijing in review echelon.
10 月 1 day, including search and rescue helicopters, transport helicopters, reconnaissance helicopter and armed helicopters, including 46 helicopters flying in Tiananmen Square over the national day, creating a military parade in the history of the world’s largest number of helicopters by the reading of the largest, carrying weapons, the most complete record. Aviation Institute, and Senior Colonel Zhang said, in order to increase the effect of reducing the parade helicopter unit flying height. Although the helicopter is known in “a tree of the high” altitude, but are usually single or in a decentralized formation flying in the open area. Height was lower, not only may increase the obstacles encountered, the direction of the air near the ground disturbance and more severe. Than 10 meters long rotor turning up, taking into account the speed of the helicopter flight, when such a large formation flying intensive interval like “rubbing rotor rotor” aircraft, which if abnormal, to adjust the space is very limited, so the pilot requirements more stringent.
Zhang and colonel said the Army Aviation is by reading the entire series of new straight-9W-made helicopter gunships, compared with the last parade, highlights the helicopter attack and reconnaissance capabilities. Japan’s “Fighter Yearbook 2009-2010,” said the straight-9W latest improved night fighting and weapons, including increased ability to mount a direct-9WA and 2004′s straight-9WZ reconnaissance flight type. China has been concerned about the development of British weapons and equipment, “China Defence Today” website, said a more detailed description, straight-9WA can carry up to 8 “Red Arrow 8″ anti-tank missiles, additional optical pod to make it in the dark of night can fight. Taiwan’s “Global Defense magazine,” said the straight-9WA accuracy in tracking and fire control system has greatly improved distance, even at night, infrared detectors can accurately search for 6 kilometers away goals, 4 km away, lock the ground targets, than Early model performance doubled. The report that the straight-9WA in landing operations in the Taiwan Strait, the PLA’s most effective ground attack weapons.
and Senior Colonel Zhang said, until 1999, when parade-9W portable anti-tank missiles, and this time they fly to mount the weapon Tiananmen increased air missiles, showing straight-9W improved from pure ground attack to a similar U.S. “Apache” helicopter gunship on-air this “all-around player.” “Today, China’s defense,” said the main threat to the modern helicopter is the opponent of another helicopter, but the countries fighting equipment, missiles, armed helicopters, by shoulder missiles or fighter combat air defense missile modification comes in the helicopter low altitude operational environment will inevitably not “fit.” And straight-9W carry “TY-90″ air to air missile is developed specifically for helicopter air combat missile that has a straight-9W effective weapons. But the paper also sour commented, “In any case, this missile has not been battle-tested.” “Global Defense magazine,” compared concerned to find that after the helicopter Taiwan, Taiwan’s only with AH-1W helicopters, and straight-9WA for helicopter air combat capability, thus requiring Taiwan’s next generation of this factor must be considered armed helicopters.
Zhang and also said that fundamentally enhance the combat capability of direct-9W is not a stand-alone equipment changes, but through information technology transformation, the straight-9W has achieved the fleet and ground and between data interoperability. For example, he said, as long as the fleet is now finding the target in front of the reconnaissance helicopter, the helicopter immediately to obtain other relevant information, while the pilot in front of the screen can show each other the side of the machine direction and distance, the commander can position the enemy situation to assign the most favorable helicopter attack. This has the international advanced level of information warfare capabilities, the fleet is able to fly in formation technology-intensive one of the guarantees.
much larger five straight-8K (rescue), and five straight-8KA (transport) component of the echelon is the first time the National Day parade. And the last single straight-9W formation compared to this time by helicopter gunships, combat and transport helicopters formed by the reading of the formation shows that the Chinese helicopter unit with more reasonable. Zhang and said that the Chinese helicopter unit has reached the top level of the developing countries, but compared with developed countries, by the reading of the airmen and equipment equivalent to only third-generation helicopter, helicopter technology development the world has entered the “Longbow Apache, “” Tiger “as the representatives of the fourth generation level. He believes that, despite the straight-9W fire control system, the level of information or some other “software” has reached the international advanced level, but it is after all not specially designed helicopter gunship in the area by the bomb, bullet-proof capability and payload and other hardware with the “Apache” helicopter gunships and other special there is a large gap. In addition there is no dedicated helicopter gunships, China still lacks a large heavy transport helicopter, especially similar to the U.S. CH-47 or a Russian Mi-26 can transport hundreds of people such as the big guy. ★
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