U.S. says China to build aircraft carrier in the open structure similar to Changxing Island Kuznetsov
Data Figure: China’s Jiangnan Shipyard slogan
According to the Russian military news network reported on August 3, the Pentagon was closely monitoring the Chinese how to enhance their military strength in order to display on the international stage, especially aircraft carriers construction project, is the focus of U.S. intelligence agencies spying on one direction.
“Washington Times” on August 1 that the Pentagon claimed that China has begun to build his first ship aircraft carriers, may build two or more. There will also be equipped with a converted former Soviet aircraft carrier, which will soon be out to sea trials. A U.S. Department of Defense official familiar with intelligence analysis, said: “We expect China will build at least one domestic carrier, may be two or more, but they did not disclose detailed information, such as ready-made in the end how much work schedule how to arrange, or What is the mission of these aircraft. “Pentagon Another representative pointed out that China has built aircraft carrier is a global force projection as an important symbol, the number of actual construction may not be limited to two. Others stressed that the U.S. military on Chinese-made aircraft carrier project evaluation are based on reconnaissance-based. U.S. intelligence that China’s first aircraft carrier, it has been started in Shanghai Changxing Island shipyard. Reconnaissance satellites photographed the picture shows, the whole, the carrier is structurally similar to China’s purchase of Soviet-era aircraft carrier of waste, “Kuznetsov” was, which uses a carrier-based aircraft flying leaps from the bow of the deck sliding technology.
Russian media said, as China’s military build-up of an important direction for aircraft carrier construction project has been closely watched by U.S. intelligence agencies. The Pentagon official said: “We remember China’s military modernization program, is closely watching China’s military development areas such as these initiatives.”
Pentagon officials last month disclosed plans to build two on China ships aircraft carriers the news for comments. Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun,” July 10, China began building the first reported news of the domestic carrier. Chinese aircraft carrier has been great concern in Asian countries, individual countries fear China will use the aircraft as a force projection platform, and win control of the disputed waters, and China has announced that the South China Sea, the East China Sea and Yellow Sea for their inherent sovereignty. Ongoing large-scale Chinese military construction, including the development of new strategic missiles and conventional missiles, aircraft, anti-satellite weapons, and new ships can destroy ballistic missiles at sea. At the same time, the U.S. military is met with Obama in the next decade the government decided to cut 4 1000-1000000000000 U.S. dollars in military spending plan.
Russian media said that the recent disclosure of the carrier in China’s official news more and more. A Chinese source confirmed in an interview with Reuters, the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China will build two aircraft carriers. China has been strictly controlled state media for a long period of time had not reported the aircraft carrier program, but since the 1990s the situation has changed, when U.S. intelligence agencies has found that Chinese aircraft carrier in the inland airport-style landing drill . 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis prompted the interest of China to build aircraft carriers to further increase, when the United States to interfere in the Taiwan situation, once sent two aircraft carrier battle groups.
Defense Ministry spokesman announced on July 27 Geng Yansheng, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier will be used for research testing and training. Aircraft carrier pilot training under way. China is developing aircraft carrier because they have a long coastline and vast territorial waters in need of protection, but over-or underestimate the role of China’s future aircraft carriers are not accurate. He stressed that the construction of more complex aircraft, especially in the carrier-based aircraft landing areas. But the construction and use of aircraft carriers is the sacred responsibility of the Chinese armed forces. Aircraft is a weapon platform, both can be used for defense, can also be used to attack, can also be used to maintain world peace, the implementation of disaster relief.
Russian media said the recent reports from China said, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier is expected to start sea trials in August. May be deployed to Hainan Island, guarding the South China Sea, where China also plans to deploy its own new nuclear submarines. China is the design and construction of attack submarines carrying ballistic missiles, satellite photos show the submarine base in Hainan has been opened. Now the South China Sea situation remains highly tense, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei have a greater ownership around the disputed islands, the Chinese ships ready to control related areas. Japan is also very concerned about China’s growing military strength, the Japanese government in December last year in defense report that China’s missile and naval forces continued to strengthen, so that regional and international concerns. Shan Tian Jiyan Tokai University in Japan told Reuters: “We want to carefully observe the Chinese next move, or to the whole of Asia could eventually have a negative impact on military security.” (Compiled: Shu-shan)
(editing : SN049)
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