Kuznetsov said the defense scholars on weapons systems with the fastest finish next year
Data for: Kuznetsov aircraft carrier ship on the island of radar and other equipment
newspaper Zhuangao Stone River January
park in Dalian port with the “W good frame “aircraft carrier affects more and more attention worldwide, around the ship” refurbished “when the carrier launched the rumors escalate. If you are lucky, there are dozens of ways you can observe the “Kuznetsov” the latest developments, so the “Kuznetsov” was on every move led to speculation the parties.
guess most people now is – in a variety of ship equipment and installation of power system, “Kuznetsov” was when the sail water?
media hot Army to see the aircraft carrier
Prior to this, most of the foreign media that “China’s first aircraft carrier in the July 1 Japan shakedown. ” They believe that on July 1 this year is 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, “Kuznetsov” was China’s first aircraft carrier as the water is indeed a heavy load of gifts.
but eventually this prediction come true. However, the foreign media bored with new speculation. July 6, Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” published article says, in Dalian repair “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier is likely to August 1, water trials, because this day is the People’s Liberation Army’s “Army Day.” August 1, even if not in the water, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier will be in no later than October 1 National Day this year, water trials.
a Hong Kong media claimed that the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier of the first voyage of the original plan was held on July 1, but according to Chinese military sources, as parts of a problem to be fixed , test the water inside the aircraft carrier was delayed, “This is China’s first aircraft carrier, some difficulties are also normal, so we never disclose the sea trial schedule.” The military source stressed that the “The question now is not large, are some of the details, does not affect the overall situation, but we have a little more cautious, hoping the carrier state can best debut, do not want to make any mistakes.”
As for the future delay time, the source said, is the initial one-month delay, until August, but no exact date, “It depends on the specific circumstances to be determined, at any time may be adjusted forward transfer is possible The. “He stressed the need to consider the following factors: hardware (the weather), software (the situation, the external environment) will affect the sea trials of the time.
“Le Monde” declare special military commentator Guo told reporters, in addition to spare parts problem, the external environmental factors actually have to consider China an important issue, including the current media focus is too concentrated, and then tensions with the South China Sea, China’s aircraft carrier is bound to cause a great sea trial at this time the reaction.
are not to be named defense scholar told “World News” reporter, even if the “Kuznetsov” in the water on August 1 this year, or postponed to October 1, into the water, just within the test water, because the current carrier has not been completed. The entire weapon system on the aircraft carrier is a huge project, all equipment will take some time to complete, is estimated with the earliest to be completed next year, until the formation of formation.
attention on the “Kuznetsov” was when a hull number “88″ wheel stops in the “Kuznetsov” was nearby. According to visual and layout of the boat, “88″ ship displacement of about 2 million tons. As the “88″ was not visible from the exterior of weapons systems, like a giant cruise ship, there can be for people to live life in the cabin, so there is media speculation, “88″ number is clearly the “Kuznetsov” service. Most probably, trials when the “Kuznetsov” requires a lot of researchers. According to the U.S. military experience, thousands of naval personnel stationed aircraft carriers installation, commissioning more than 10 days the time required, plus also to the “88″ transmission test equipment and personnel, such projections, August 1, has been unable to meet the schedule. According to “gift” arrangement, the National Day should be a better choice.
why the United States bearish Chinese aircraft carrier?
rumors launched China’s first aircraft carrier around the corner, but visiting the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen has said in Beijing, with the effective deployment of an aircraft carrier and it is totally different “I understand the symbolism inherent in great, but sometimes a symbol of transformation from the actual capacity, there is a huge gap.”
Today, Washington is set off a wave of Chinese military studies. Washington, a recent hot topic is: China from the purchase and renovation of Ukraine “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier out to sea trials soon. Mullen’s remarks it seems the past few days, “China’s aircraft carrier threat” position, the Chinese carrier for the U.S. set a bad-mouthing the most fundamental tone.
former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry recently told the “Taipei Times” interview, the PLA Navy’s first aircraft carrier will have a short term will not pose a threat to the United States and Taiwan. He said: “Even with the carrier, it did not mean anything. Aircraft carrier fleet in the attack should be in action during the crisis in 1996, we are not sent to the Taiwan Strait, two aircraft carriers, but the two aircraft carrier battle group, including a large number of warships, submarines, of which there is most importantly, the aircraft carrier battle groups need years of training, which is not being Chinese. “
the U.S. National Defense University professor Bernard Cole, recently published The article says, “I hope more Chinese-built aircraft carrier.” Cole worked for 30 years as a naval officer, and even served as a destroyer captain, combat experience, but also a study of Chinese naval authorities. He made this point, immediately triggered a U.S. media attention. In the article, Cole talked about his proposed this view, because the aircraft carrier in the event of war in China is difficult to resist the U.S. attacks. Chinese Navy has not fully deployed to support the carrier’s transport ship and refueling ships, and its carrier aircraft as the U.S. does not have that kind of self-defense and attack capabilities. The more this type of aircraft carrier construction, means for the construction of other ships and weapons, the fewer resources. Therefore, he adopted the title of type irony – “please you more than the construction of aircraft carriers.”
Not long ago, a U.S. think tank the Lexington Institute, a weapons expert Daniel Gerry wrote that China’s “Kuznetsov” aircraft not equipped with a similar U.S. AWACS E-2 aircraft carrier, and similar EA-6B, EA-18 electronic warfare aircraft. “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier-based aircraft F -15, compared with U.S. aircraft carriers in terms of flight distance, weapons or sensors, are lagging far behind. In addition, the carrier is responsible for guarding the destroyers and submarines are very fragile. Therefore, the deployment of carrier-based aircraft carrier is different from the portable to have an operational performance aircraft carrier battle groups. Therefore, the Chinese aircraft carrier in wartime and to fear. Daniel Gerry also declared that the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier is a “fat, just big target.”
for the U.S. military and scholars of this round of bad-mouthing the sound of “World News” special military commentator Guang-Wen Chen told reporters that the U.S. play down Chinese aircraft carrier, the first aircraft carrier is to discourage the development of China’s positive and determination. Because no two ways about China’s development of aircraft carrier has become a fact, no matter how the Americans singing “Chinese aircraft carrier threat” theory, China is still to develop aircraft carriers, the United States had to transform argument, I hope the Chinese military to “quit.” Second, the ability to highlight their leading position in the military, took the opportunity to declare to the world, “China’s military from the United States have a long distance.” Third, the U.S. would like to play down Chinese aircraft carrier by, the Asian allies for their encouragement, hope they do not have aircraft carriers in China have on the psychological fear.
However, the former China chief of the U.S. Department of Defense, the current American Enterprise Institute researcher Mr. Blumenthal said sharply: “In the event of war the United States and Japan have the ability to respond to China’s aircraft carrier when it is a fact But to make it impossible to attack aircraft carriers play a role, must be deployed in a specific location specific combat capabilities. This is not easy to do on the other hand, the general public, the carrier has the usual excellent results highlight the influence Therefore, the aircraft carrier to help China implement maritime strategy, which had high priority. “
Rengshi Mi-made aircraft carrier group
although” Kuznetsov grid “was in fact become China’s first aircraft carrier, but it is after all a product of the former Soviet Union, and China’s purchase of the” Kuznetsov “was, and repair, test and explore a number of means thicker. In contrast, people expect more worthy should be China’s own design and construction of aircraft carriers.
Not long ago, the Congressional Research Service published an article entitled “China’s naval modernization of the impact on the U.S.” report, the report said China has embarked on the construction of aircraft carriers in the next 10 years trying to deploy up to 6 aircraft carriers.
Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun,” July 9, the article said, according to U.S. diplomatic sources, China has started construction this year’s first domestic carrier. China’s goal is to build a “powerful navy,” to expand the rights of the ocean. Purchased from Ukraine, “Kuznetsov” was expected to be medium-sized aircraft carrier trials this year. If the aircraft carriers built in China during the year will have two aircraft carriers. This may pose a threat to the United States has absolute dominance of the Asia-Pacific region.
6 early April, Hong Kong, the PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde told “Daily” said, Chinese carriers are under construction. This is the first time that military officials regarding the construction of aircraft carriers, but U.S. media analysts said, “What is the construction of the carrier means ‘Kuznetsov’ number or aircraft carriers, Chen Bingde not specified, it also left a huge suspense . “
U.S. military said some people” ‘Kuznetsov’ was not really Chinese-made aircraft carrier “, and concluded that” the rest of China is building aircraft carriers, “they mean is that Chen Bingde aircraft carriers .
U.S. think tank International Strategic Assessment Center, deputy director of Richard Fisher, said people familiar with trends in the Chinese navy’s military sources, the aircraft carriers are located in Shanghai’s Changxing Island shipyard, estimated to be and the “Kuznetsov” was the same size, displacement in six to seven million tons of medium-sized aircraft carrier, the first number may be two construction. Aircraft carrier-based aircraft are equipped with self-developed F -15 fighter, and the “Kuznetsov” was taking off and landing using the same way.
In addition, this year China increased vigilance around the Changxing Island shipyard, is said to be the start of construction because the domestic carrier’s sake. Richard Fisher believes that the deployment from the start of construction to the carrier, even if the United States also need to spend more than five years time. Chinese-made aircraft carrier is expected to actually put into use in the seven to eight years. Responsible for protecting the carrier’s latest anti-aircraft missile destroyers are built them. Chinese Navy’s newest plan may be planned in 2020 for the East China Sea Fleet and Nanhai Fleet aircraft carrier battle groups were equipped with.
for China to build its own aircraft carrier, Chinese netizens have been Lively. Some netizens said, “Good for China! Such a big country, so the vast ocean and the vast sky needs to have a solid weapon to defend, so China needs to produce more aircraft carrier Jianqun and, if necessary I will do a fund-raising copies of power, I believe that people across the country will donations. “there are Internet users, said” China is extremely difficult circumstances in the successful development of bombs and one satellite, the homes are so well how not to develop nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, if they have nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Japan dare so rampant? Americans also stir us ah? “
Although the language of Internet users stick to one pattern, but at least show the Chinese people for national development of domestic aircraft support. A very simple and obvious fact is that, as the UN Security Council five permanent members, only China has no aircraft carriers. Therefore, China should develop aircraft carrier to the time.(edit: SN049)