C4ISR capabilities will help enhance the reputation of the PLA forces to change the world
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published on March 19, according to the Global Times reports: United States, “International Defense Technology,” the March article, the original question: The Chinese aim at leading the West Pacific
2008 year-end and early 2009, the news from China and Russia to further understanding of the outside world and the Chinese-built carrier-based aircraft carrier ambitions. These messages with the December 2008 China has sent a small fleet against the decision to link the Somali pirates, leading to speculation that China intends to build a much larger conventional navy. However, this analysis failed to fully recognize China in the collection space, air and sea power on the progress made, this collection will constitute the other large-scale conventional naval effective asymmetric threats.
for Washington and its allies, military challenge from China is divided into three levels. Over the years, the public has debated whether China intends to build a large conventional navy to protect its growing global interests, this question has been answered in the affirmative final now, so that the United States and its allies need to continue to invest in naval power. At the same time, China has successfully launched the ability of asymmetric warfare, which led to development of defense systems to be necessary, it also weakened the continuing construction of large-scale conventional platforms such as aircraft carriers of the reason, because it was once found it is easy to sink. The third challenge comes from China’s successful deployment of asymmetric systems, placing it under a unique platform, or components sold to allies.
not built in a large conventional army, if China wants to force Taiwan’s “reunification”, it must quickly integrate with existing means to prevent the United States support, which requires such a large-scale Chinese technology and capacity investments. Back in the early 1990s, PLA planners to assess that if the U.S. military into the western Pacific by the denial or delay, China’s military threat to Taiwan is even more secure, so as to achieve the desired political effect. Since then, the PLA to invest in modern military capabilities: The new command, control, communications, computers, intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance systems (C4ISR); space and airborne weapons; and the ability to focus on the region’s naval blockade of expansion.
This is China’s short-term goal, but also lay the foundation for future power projection. Perhaps the People’s Liberation Army forces from the region to global power shift is the most important promoters of C4ISR. Since the late 1990s, the PLA’s main ambition is a more advanced information technology in the military field. PLA’s progress in the field of C4ISR to support high-tech military research from the “863 Program”, but also from the People’s Liberation Army in the 1990s built the world’s most advanced part of the list of national fiber optic network. These promote the People’s Liberation Army in the space, ground and network building on the steady progress C4ISR capabilities.
C4ISR capabilities to enhance China’s one example occurred in December last year. According to Chinese reports, China’s maritime surveillance department to take advantage of the Japan Coast Guard patrol the sites and accurate information, surprise send its ships to the disputed East China Sea islands claimed sovereignty. ▲ (by Fisher and Wang analyze translation)