United States, Japan stepped up preparations for North Korea threatens China’s peripheral security (Figure)
data for: in Alaska, F-22A fighter ready to perform the task JDAM bomb drop
data for: the U.S. military’s Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft
newspaper correspondent/Chapter Zhuo
“Raptor” fighter, “Global Hawk” reconnaissance aircraft such as presence, as a threat to China’s security
a variety of recent North Korean moves will not only push the situation on the peninsula extremely tense, security pattern in Northeast Asia but also a profound impact. Strongly stimulated in Korea, the United States, Korea, Japan and other countries have stepped up military preparations for the whole situation, to guard against all kinds of unexpected situations that may arise. United States not only to Japan to deploy F-22 “Raptor” fighter, and is prepared to lift the ban on export to Japan-based F-22, while United States is prepared to deploy to South Korea, “Global Hawk” surveillance aircraft. By the regional arms race triggered by North Korea that China’s peripheral security situation has caused serious negative environmental impact.
Japan is expected to get F-22
North Korea’s nuclear test and missile launches in Japan to obtain F-22 to open the “door.” Because the U.S. Congress to enact a specific law strictly prohibits the export of F-22, F-22 to seek Japan’s past unsuccessful. Recently, the U.S. Air Force has changed position that create an export-oriented F-22 fighter is feasible. Senate Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee Chairman Daniel Yin Illinois also expressed support for the sale of F-22 fighter in Japan, and Congress is prepared to take efforts to remove the ban. Reuters UK said on June 5, Yin Illinois wrote a letter to the Japanese Ambassador, talking about the F-22′s price, according to U.S. Air Force assessment of Japan’s exports of F-22 fighter approximately $ 250 million per aircraft , will begin production in four or five years, 7-9 years after delivery of the Japanese side. Japan had planned to order 40-60 aircraft to the U.S. F-22 fighter planes to form two squadrons. Japan’s defense minister recently in the Asian security conference to express concerns about North Korea’s nuclear test, saying Japan needs a strong F-22 fighter planes to strengthen the air force.
a second nuclear test in North Korea after Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party at the “Defense Policy Committee” meeting, the participants have suggested that Japan should have towards the launch of the “pre-emptive” strike capability to the “enemy base to attack.” In addition, to strengthen the trend towards surveillance, Japan on Tuesday approved the construction of space-based missile early warning system plan. Currently, Japan has only three satellites in space, in which a radar imaging satellite, two optical imaging satellite, to anywhere in the world once a day for reconnaissance, but the lack of infrared missile warning satellites in Japan, not to discover the neighboring countries missile launch activities, which is building a missile defense system in Japan is a major “weakness”, now rely on U.S. intelligence support.
U.S. deployment to Korea, “Global Hawk”
Okinawa, Japan, the United States has recently deployed 12 F-22 fighter, USFK deputy Command, 7th Air Force commander Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Remington In an interview with South Korea, “Asian Daily” interview to point out that the United States deployed in Guam, Alaska, and Kadena’s F-22 fighter aircraft completely to suppress and repel North Korea attacks, while also upgrade the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea in South Korea Osan and Kunsan Air Base’s F-16 fighter jets.
to strengthen efforts to monitor trends in the DPRK, the U.S. military prepared to have the old U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane decommissioning process and instead deploy more advanced, “Global Hawk” unmanned aerial reconnaissance . For decades, U-2 has been monitored in North Korea U.S. Air Force in Korea an important means of dynamic, but the current performance of its mandate has gradually been replaced by rising satellites. Meanwhile, the U-2 used for many years, North Korea and its performance has been very familiar with the flight path to avoid dangerous place, it needs a new plane to replace the U-2. “Global Hawk” in the U.S. for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan wars in excellence, which has the characteristics of endurance for a long time, monitor the implementation of a long trend toward the Army and other tasks than the U-2 has an advantage.
South Korea to introduce blockbuster
the current situation in the Korean peninsula for a variety of analysis, between the two Koreas did not rule out small-scale outbreak of armed conflict may , and the outbreak of the conflict point is likely near the Northern Limit Line West. To this end, South Korean military is ready. South Korean Air Force said, “North Korea’s nuclear test, is to strengthen combat air patrols and emergency standby situation, if North Korea Northern Limit Line in the West and other places by force provoked a strong response to the Air Force, and plans to invest as the F-15K fighter jets Pioneer. “Jun Han announced its intention to use in a possible conflict in the F-15K fighter the first time.
At the same time, South Korea has also stepped up from the U.S. introduction of advanced equipment. South Korean media reported, following the preparation from the U.S. introduction of the “Global Hawk” unmanned aerial reconnaissance aircraft, the South Korean military has recently announced the introduction of laser-guided GBU-28 bombs and 84 “Standard 2″ air missile. Obviously, the introduction of Han Jun nicknamed “bunker destroyer” of the GBU-28 bombs against North Korea aimed at strengthening the capacity of the underground military facilities. GBU-28 bombs to penetrate the thick sediment layer 100 inches or 20 inches thick concrete layer.
and more worrying is that a second nuclear test in North Korea after Korea has also appeared in the peaceful development of nuclear energy “nuclear sovereignty” idea.
China’s peripheral security of the affected
the United States, South Korea, Japan and other China’s war preparations against the DPRK, the short term, in order to strengthen deterrence against North Korea. But long term, these moves will seriously affect the security environment around China.
Obviously, if the Japanese get the F-22 will greatly enhance the strength of Air Self-Defense Force, to enhance its confrontation with China’s capital. Earlier, Japan’s F-22 is actively seeking to “China’s co-wai” as an excuse. Japan has been declared China’s advanced fighter aircraft and cruise missile threat is growing, while Japan and around the East China Sea issue between China’s diplomatic quarrel is likely to lead to conflict. However, the lack of effective in the southwest of Japan’s airports to meet operational needs. Although Japan has advanced KC-767 Tanker and E-767 AWACS, but the lack of high speed, stealth is good, with a precision strike capability, in the waters between Japan and rapid response of advanced aircraft.
U.S. deployment in Korea, “Global Hawk” in China will also have a negative impact. “Global Hawk” range of over 5400 km, maximum altitude of over 20,000 meters, is the world’s longest high-altitude flying unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. It primarily uses electro-optical cameras, infrared cameras and synthetic aperture radar, sea or ground targets for air monitoring around the clock, minimum resolution of 0.3 meters. If this UAV hovered over a long time in the Yellow Sea, China’s armed forces will be in the Yellow Sea warships and aircraft movements at a glance. (Zhang Zhuo)