U.S. experts questioned the PLA’s ability to reach the U.S. level of joint operations
2007 年 Queshan exercise, armor remote rail-mobile. The comprehensive test of cross-scale exercise PLA base mobility.
Global Times special correspondent Wang Qichao reported in the United States: United States, “Defense News” website on May 11 article said that China is expected in the second half of the large-scale joint military exercises, does not mean that China will be the joint combat capability transcendence of development, and military experts quoted comment that the PLA’s ‘across the 2009′ exercise joint operations difficult to achieve the level of U.S. troops.
article said, China General Staff announced on May 5, China’s “Beyond 2009″ exercise is expected to begin later this year. The exercise will be the first of four military participation, involving army, air force and special forces and other arms. The exercise will use 50,000 from the seven military regions in the Shenyang Military Region, Lanzhou Military Region, Jinan and Guangzhou Military troops and air force troops
article quoted Xinhua News Agency reported that it is ever First, the four military divisions to participate in the four mobile deployment across different military exercises. The purpose of the exercise to “test the PLA in the information war in the overall joint capability.” “Beyond 2009″ will test the PLA Army and Army Air Force’s combat capability and joint command and control capabilities, in a complex electromagnetic environment of combat capability, assault landing operations, simulated combat, multi-disciplinary integrated combat capability.
suite, former U.S. ambassador to Beijing, the current US-China Economic and Security Review Commission Vice Chairman Larry Wortzel said the PLA modernization effort’s ultimate goal is to achieve “integrated joint operational capabilities.”
Wortzel said that in the end, the PLA will all weapons and logistics systems (land, sea and space-based weapons, satellites, communications and intelligence, etc.) integrated in the framework of an overall operation in order to play the most superior combat power.
PLA is to abandon arms and logistical support of a single joint operations mode, and turn to military and logistical support across the boundaries of the overall operations.
The article said that the large-scale deployment of 50,000 troops needed with civil aviation, railway and military co-operation of motorized. Exercise will spend more than 60,000 vehicles and large weapons equipment. The total mileage will reach mobile over 50,000 km, for some participating units, the one-way trip over 2400 km.
However, the magnitude of the military action does not mean that China will get beyond the joint combat capability of the development.
Richard Bitzinger, former CIA analyst (now working in Singapore, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies of Defense and Strategic Studies), said: “I think the military exercises in the ‘joint’ than ever before the extent of PLA action a lot of progress, but I seriously doubt the PLA’s ‘across the 2009′ exercise joint operations to achieve the level of U.S. troops. “
from time to time for several divisions of the rapid deployment exercise is Debu to truly joint combat capability. People’s Liberation Army, or need to do more efforts to achieve its goals.
China seems to have recognized their weaknesses and in the expansion of its mobile operations across the military training. For example, in 2007, Russia held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization-sponsored ‘Peace Mission 2007 “joint military exercises. Drill site in the mountains Ewulaer car Ya Bin Sike. 4700 Russian and 1,600 Chinese soldiers took part in the exercises.
This is the history of New China to Russia to send troops of the largest exercises. Chinese army also sent six IL-76 large transport aircraft, several aircraft developed by China itself Flying Leopard fighter, 32 m -17 and Z-9 armed helicopters.
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