U.S. media said the U.S. and cut off China’s Dongfeng-21D missile destruction path
data map; PLA Second Artillery Corps, the new DF-21C in the long-range conventional missiles. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Yushe
13 U.S. Aviation Week reported that Chen Bingde recent joint meeting with the Chiefs of Staff met the President, the recognition of China could crack down on wind-21D aircraft carrier being developed anti-ship guided missile being, has triggered great concern. But there are some people that the U.S. is still cut off at any time the full capabilities of this missile-killing chain, especially in front of the target missile launch detection and tracking phases, and the missile re-entry drop automatically to find the target stage.
U.S. media that the PLA Chief of General Staff, General Chen Bingde, said China’s DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile is still under development, although the United States estimated that the missile is already fitted out. Some media said, DF-21D anti-ship ballistic range of 2700 km. This figure far exceeds the U.S. estimate – recently estimated at 1,500 kilometers.
said General Chen Bingde, DF-21D is still in an experimental anti-ship ballistic testing. After the success in the development of the missile will be used as defensive weapons, not offensive weapons. “This is a high-tech weapons in obtaining funds, advanced technology and high-quality staff encountered many difficulties – these are the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic difficult to develop the underlying causes.”
U.S. media said in December 2010, the former commander of U.S. Pacific Command, the Navy said last Robert ? Willard, DF-21D anti-ship missile capability initial operational capability has been available. Taiwan News also said that mainland China has begun to deploy the DF-21D anti-ship missiles.
U.S. media said wind-21D anti-ship missile is such a sensitive topic. At least in theory say, the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles, surface ships may be a clear threat – so far, after and submarines, aircraft, cruise missiles and the latest up to a century-long struggle, surface warships still survived. Some analysts believe, surface ships, especially aircraft, are very vulnerable to such weapons attack, because of its bulky, and difficult to intercept such a missile. But some expressed doubts that many places to start off from the wind-21D anti-ship missiles of destruction path, for example, pre-launch stage of target detection and tracking, as well as the final stage of the missile down automatically find the target. Nevertheless, in view of the risks which, in the face of wind-21D anti-ship missiles, a Navy must cut off its anti-self-confidence every time the path.
U.S. media said that if the wind-21D a maximum range of 2700 km is true, can attack a moving target at sea, including aircraft carriers, the U.S. aircraft carrier strike missions, while running, to try to stay in the east – outside the range of 21D, which requires the U.S. military mounted farther out of the carrier-based aircraft. China itself is also clear that the continued role of the carrier. It is reported that China’s first aircraft carrier, “Kuznetsov” was expected to be mainly used for pilot and deck crew training purposes. All along, people think this is the carrier’s initial role, because the Chinese fixed-wing aircraft in operation and almost no maritime experience.
ChenBingDe said, China is a big country, with large ships, but they are small, which is China’s position does not match; the United States has 11 aircraft carriers, it is the real world power. He also pointed out that the large number of Chinese military technology is still in the United States 20-30 years ago. (Spring)