Commented that the upgraded F16 Taiwan has the ability to attack the southeast coast of
Data Figure: GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).
World Wide Web (microblogging) September 22, news, Macau a well-known military commentator said he believes the U.S. decision on arms sales to Taiwan will upgrade existing F-16A/B fighters in air combat capability, and upgraded with superior F-16C/D. This commentator interview with Taiwan, “Central News Agency,” by reporters, said that the U.S. F-16 series aircraft itself is great room for improvement. He said that Taiwan’s media earlier F-16A/B upgrade features include active electronic scanning array (Active Electronically Scanned Array, AESA) radar, and this advanced radar with F-16C/D and no.
He speculated that the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan this content, to include the more advanced F-16E/F fighter electronic warfare equipment into Taiwan’s F-16A/B fighters, and this will increase body weight, so the need to replace the engine. For the improved F-16A/B fighter’s performance is equivalent to the C/D version, he says, can not be generalized, which is very complex, and the outside world some of the previous statement a bit. “Fallacy.” First, he said, the United States in 1992, Bush announced the sale to Taiwan F-16A/B Block 20 aircraft is not the first batch, already contains some C/D version of the advanced equipment.
now, the United States as Taiwan’s A/B type of technology to enhance, but can achieve the C/D-type levels, can be interpreted in many ways. First, some of Taiwan’s F-16A/B fighters has some aging of the body, even if improved, can not long, it is not equivalent to C/D version. But he said, undeniably, upgraded the A/B fighters, the combat capability will be much more powerful, especially in air combat capabilities. He pointed out that the U.S. has been reluctant to sell C/D version to Taiwan, because this type of aircraft on the ground and sea combat capability than the A/B type much more powerful, the United States worry that Taiwan will be used to attack the Chinese mainland. In addition, Taiwan’s current A/B type body lighter than air combat flexibility of C/D type.
specific list is as follows:
176 sets of active electronically scanned array radar (AESA radar)
176 sets of embedded GPS/inertial navigation system
176 sets of ALQ-213 electronic warfare management system
upgrade the existing ALQ-82 sets 184 electronic countermeasures pod storage technology to include digital radio frequency (DRFM)
or buy new electronic countermeasures pods (AN/ALQ-211 (V) 9 airborne integrated DRRFM integrated electronic warfare Kit (AIDEWS), or AN/ALQ-131 integration DRFM pod)
86 具 tactical data link terminals
newly purchased 26 AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER “attacks hand “aiming system, or 28 AN/AAQ-28 LITENING targeting system
upgrade the existing 28 SHARPSHOOTER” Sharpshooter “electro-optical infrared targeting pod
upgrade the existing 158 APX-113 IFF transponder integrated device
existing canopy applicator HAVE GLASS II electromagnetic wave absorption coating
cockpit operating part of the
128 具 Joint Helmet sensor targeting system
128 具 night vision
update modular computer, multi-function cockpit displays, communications equipment, joint mission planning system
air to air weapons section
140 枚 air to air missiles AIM-9X Sidewinder
56 枚 Sidewinder air to air missiles, AIM-9X training missiles
5 AIM-9X Sidewinder 具 telemetry packet
153 具 LAU-129 missile launcher
ground weapons parts
16 sets of GBU-31V1 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)
80 sets of GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)
laser-guided/GPS dual-mode guided bomb
(16 枚 Enhanced GBU-10 Pave Paws II or GBU-56 laser JDAM, 80 枚 Enhanced GBU-12 Pave Paws II or GBU-54 laser JDAM, 16 枚 GBU-24 Enhanced Pave Paws type III)
64 枚 CBU-105 bombs detonated conduction along the wind deflector is ammunition delivery vehicles
aircraft and ground support equipment, spare parts and repair parts, maintenance, construction, maintenance, service support, technical documentation, personnel training and equipment,
U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technology, test equipment, on-site surveys and other relevant factors of logistics support.
see a list of the array of arms, including AESA radar, targeting pods and advanced ground attack weapons.
First, AESA radar – known as active phased array, is the fourth-generation fighter aircraft and improved third generation standard. Than the old pulse Doppler radar, and a little old-fashioned passive phased array radar, the radar, more powerful, longer detection range, the most critical is the flexibility to track more targets, but also masking their signals, modern air combat weapon. Second, the targeting pod and advanced ground attack with weapons, Taiwan’s F-16 was loaded onto the teeth. 50 sets-to-ground targeting pods, 272 precision-guided bombs, will make Taiwan’s air force has the ability to attack the southeast coast, this is a very dangerous move.
Finally, 140 new AIM-9X Sidewinder air to air combat missiles and high-mobility 128 sets of Helmet, will further enhance Taiwan’s F-16′s close combat capability. In fact, this standard upgraded F-16, fully met the third-generation F-16 E/F type of combat capability than Taiwan’s second-generation F-16 C/D version is better. Taiwan to buy F-16 in 1992, when the standard is a generation and a half with MLU-type, that is, in the first-generation F-16 A/B type based on the upgrade, close to the second generation of C/D version of operational standards.
nearly 20 years later, and by upgrading the active radar-guided AIM-120 medium-range air to air missiles, targeting pods and other parts of the installation, in fact, reached its operational capacity of the second generation of C/D type operational level. Most of the current U.S. military F-16 C/D fighters have not been able to upgrade with a modified AESA radar. Taiwan can be said to come ahead. Of course, the specific model has not been decided, the Taiwan Air Force is Northrop – Grumman’s Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) and Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR) selected.
In short, this time arms sales, is actually under the Bush administration following the 1992 old stage 150 F-16 sale to Taiwan since the largest U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. Taiwan is actually getting a cheap coquetry still, and as Taiwan wants F-35, the short term is impossible for sale, close allies of the United States and its production needs already booked.
Therefore, military and foreign-related departments in Taiwan 21 rare late-night emergency press conference to express U.S. “Thanks and recognition.” Taiwan’s military department heads Gao Hua-chu also claimed the military procurement is “defensive, not self-made, replacement of old, not an arms race with China.” I ask, advanced targeting pods and ground attack weapons are defensive in nature it? Do not aim at the southeast coast of what?
U.S. government regardless of China’s repeated solemn representations, announced the sale to Taiwan of advanced weaponry. The Chinese Government and people express strong indignation. There is only one China and Taiwan is part of Chinese territory. Taiwan issue is China’s internal affairs, concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, involving China’s core interests, related to the 1.3 billion Chinese people’s national feelings. No one can shake the Chinese government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity against external interference firm will.
national defense science and technology in China and the rapid development of today’s comprehensive national strength, the United States to interfere in China’s internal affairs and undermine China’s national security scheme, Taiwan’s political forces to block national reunification attempts will eventually fail.share: