Military experts: Vietnamese naval combat power is limited compared with the PLA can not
“Kilo” class submarine is a popular commodity in the international arms market
Chinese 171 Chinese Navy Aegis warships ready for replenishment
newspaper in Vietnam, special correspondent Xiao Jingjing Zhang Qi special correspondent Reporters Guo Fang
Vietnam will introduce six Russian Kilo-class submarines news, once again the Western media’s attention to this piece of controversial South China Sea waters. Fox News that the United States, Vietnam, the introduction of “Kilo” class submarines will increase coastal defense capabilities in the future once the Vietnam conflict at sea, the Chinese navy may no longer prevail. However, Chinese naval experts of the “Global Times” reporter that a strong navy, instead of relying on the introduction of several pieces of advanced equipment can do, the Vietnamese navy is still a coastal defensive navy, navy with a strong position far.
Vietnam to spend $ 1.8 billion to buy submarines
end of last month, Russia’s St. Petersburg shipyard official said the Admiral, Vietnam, Russia will purchase 6 ” Kilo “class conventional submarines, expected in 2009 and 2010 delivery.
“Kilo” class submarine is a popular commodity in the international arms market, Russia has gradually sold to 29 countries. During the Cold War, Vietnam is eager to buy from the Soviet Union, “Kilo” class submarine, after years of negotiations, wishes come true. The total amount of arms purchase $ 1.8 billion, accounting for half of Vietnam’s annual defense budget, can be described as generous.
7 U.S. Fox News reported that the introduction of the submarine in Vietnam, in order to pass the signal to the Chinese, “This is the Vietnam of the rise of China in the region, and near the coast of Vietnam in the construction of nuclear submarine base on Hainan Island a clear response and they will help protect Vietnam’s claim to sovereignty over the South China Sea, and to prevent other countries close to its 2,000-mile coastline. “
enhance coastal defense submarine
British “Jane’s Defense Review,” said, with increased investment in recent years, the Vietnamese navy already has a strong coastal defense capability. Currently, the total strength of the Vietnamese Navy, about 5 million people, under the jurisdiction of four military regions along the coast, with more than 120 warships of various types of vessels. With Vietnam’s economic development, the Navy has received a number of advanced equipment. In addition to buy submarines from Russia, 2015, the Vietnamese navy will receive two 11 661 from the Russian frigate, a set of assembly “Ruby” supersonic anti-ship missiles, land-based missile system. One 11661-type “Cheetah” 3.9 frigates for the development of the latest Russian warships, a displacement of 2,100 tons, with a 76 mm gun, six 30 mm gun, equipped with a range of 8 130 km of Kh-35 ” Uranus’ anti-ship missiles, a defense weapon systems. “Jane’s Defense Review,” that even though Vietnam is not nuclear submarines, there is no “Chinese Aegis” destroyers, like China can not build aircraft carriers, but it has the equipment in the coastal waters of anti-ship warfare capabilities, but with the same equipment . If the Navy again in the Vietnam conflict in the South China Sea, accounting for location of the Navy in Vietnam may not be lost to China.
Fox News also analyzed the history of Vietnam Navy successive conflicts. The article said that March 14, 1988, the Navy and Vietnam brief exchange of fire in the South China Sea, China has an injured small price to obtain more ships sunk two, hit l vessels victory. There is no doubt that the Chinese navy is now more than ever, more powerful, but if the Chinese navy in the next year or two rush into the territory of the Navy in Vietnam, may not be as fast as 20 years ago to win. There, China may face difficulties to detect the Russian submarine, to fight against the carrier’s long-range supersonic anti-ship missiles and advanced stealth frigates with Su Shebao. As the first two years of fighting the spread of China on the hypothetical network, as the Chinese navy may be at sea in a new round of conflict in Vietnam was defeated.
naval presence in Vietnam bottleneck
Although the Western media continue to render the Vietnamese Navy’s combat capability, but China’s Li Jie of naval experts, “Global Times” reporter that Vietnam significance of the military procurement is mainly to make up for the lack of arms and equipment, greatly enhance underwater combat capabilities. However, in the present and for a long period of time, the Navy’s combat in Vietnam is still very limited. After the Vietnam War, the U.S. received a lot of legacy equipment and the assistance of the Soviet Union, coupled with honed by years of war in Vietnam was claiming to be “the world’s third military power.” However, due to the decades-long war-torn, riddled with domestic economic and military power of the title did not persist long, especially naval combat capability is limited. Vietnam Navy active main battle equipment, the vast majority of 20 the 1970s and 1980s the Soviet military aid, or the United States in the 1940s the production of equipment. Ships in active service in Vietnam, carrying weapons to the main guns of various calibers, and only 2 displacement of 110 tons of mini-submarines. Although Vietnam has introduced some advanced naval equipment, but far from supporting the formation of system operational capability, in the absence of advanced reconnaissance, surveillance, early warning, command and control systems and electronic warfare systems support the case, the newspaper that is difficult to maximize the introduction of the submarine operational efficiency, and short of this there is a bottleneck in the system board of the Navy in front of a full range of powerful navy is still very fragile. ▲
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