Analysis of South Korean media said the development of China-Japan-ROK Navy will win the competition
Data Figure: Navy 054A stealth missile frigate sea-change test.
Korean military sites “Viggen Military Forum” on October 25 published an article on Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force’s development and future analysis. According to the article, although at this stage to follow the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force by the U.S. Navy’s development model, with the world advanced level of air combat force, but land in the sea attacks on the disadvantages of shift resulting from the overall combat capability of the Sea of ??Japan remained more or less long-term before. In contrast, although the Chinese navy’s technical level is relatively low, but the balance of combat capability, but with the system to help power its possible future Sino-Japanese confrontation at sea to gain advantage.
Asia, Japan and Korea will compete for dominance at sea
if you exclude the Russian navy factors aside, at this stage is the strongest naval power in Asia in South Korea and Japan three. Compared with China and Japan, despite the development of South Korea in recent years the Navy has made great achievements, but compared with these two countries, there are still some gaps. Compared with Japan and China, although the number and tonnage of ships in combat, there are certain advantages, but the Army in the technology era, this advantage in actual combat, the role has become increasingly smaller, the Sea of ??Japan itself technically advantage, making it at this stage of sea combat capability is superior to the Chinese Navy.
of China, as a heavy equipment has been in fact a new type of naval aircraft carrier state, its growing naval power and overseas trade has been enormous and sea lines of communication to the inevitable future to try to obtain the dominant sea power in Asia, U.S. and Russian forces at sea in Asia is undoubtedly the biggest stumbling block to China. The other hand, South Korea and Japan, two countries are staunch U.S. ally, there is no reason to require the strength of the United States out of Asia by sea. But at this stage to develop the sea between Korea and Japan lies in the power of purpose, combined with the U.S. Marine operations in Asia have a stronger role and independence, and ultimately become independent in Asian waters can perform various tasks of the naval forces at sea . Therefore, when it is fully mature, the Russian maritime power in the region has also been weak. So, not so much Russian naval forces in South Korea and Japan in the three Asian waters is a prerequisite for large-scale development of the Navy, I would rather say that the three countries develop the Navy’s initial results. The three Navy ultimate aim is the development of the same, that is to control access to Asian waters and a regional maritime hegemony in Asia.
the Sea of ??Japan at this stage of the preparation of largely self-reference of old Japanese navy, its preparation can be simply summarized as “88 fleet.” The so-called “88 fleet” refers to the Maritime Self Defense Force mobility fleet, the convoy, submarine fleet, Air Force, and directly under the team composition, is a naval front-line troops, about the strength of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, 60%, is mainly responsible for defend the sea lines of communication, the implementation of COSCO sea anti-submarine, maneuver warfare and escort and other tasks; its main surface combatant ships in the convoy with under the escort team is divided into four groups, each group re-Guard under the jurisdiction of a flagship helicopter destroyers, and three guards, two of which use general-purpose escort destroyer, a destroyer escort with air, each guard formed by the 2,3-destroyers. A group of escort ships, just to form a “August eight Fleet”, that is a helicopter destroyers, two anti-aircraft destroyers and five general-purpose destroyers, together with eight helicopters (helicopter destroyer carrying three , every ship a general-purpose destroyers).
main warships of Japan does not have the overall combat capability
throughout the 1990s, Japan has implemented a “pro-surge” level and “Torrents of Spring” class submarine, “King Kong,” and “Murasame” level and “high waves”-class destroyers, “Abukuma” class frigates, “Osumi” class transport dock ship, “Uraga” class mine support ship, “Kan Island”-class coastal minesweepers and a auxiliary ships, including a large batch of the development plan, the next step is about to begin, and that is two modified “King Kong”-class destroyers (the “Atago” class guided missile destroyers may eventually build four) and two 13,500-ton helicopter destroyers, aircraft carriers and even long-term plans. “High waves” class ships will continue to build the follow-up (4, 5 boats in service in 2005 and 2006, respectively), to replace the remaining convoy while several “snow” level and “Asagiri” class destroyers. In short, the emergency legislation through and “88 fleet,” the continuous development can be seen as a problem on two fronts, some Japanese right-wing forces, to promote legislative changes while now, as the military power of Japan to provide legal space; on the one hand promoting military construction, providing strength to support this process. From the current situation, they should continue to go in these two areas, and may in its domestic expansion, based on the conservative forces to accelerate this process.
if only in current technology can provide conditions for development, the Chinese and Japanese naval forces of development are similar. Chinese Navy in the development process for a long period of time copying the experience of the Soviet Navy, and Japan is no doubt copied the United States. However, the development of Sino-Japanese naval forces in their time, but fighting for some time neglected an important issue, that is, as they refer to objects in the navies of the Soviet era are a global navy, therefore, The overall distribution of combat power in the basic symmetry conditions were proportional to expand. That in other smaller Navy, a weapon by the task, the Navy in this world, may be by the completion of a warship or a fleet. So, if you want to this as a template to develop their own navy navy, they also have a relatively full operational capability, the only way is to build an average size of the water with very similar equipment fleet. And this old well in terms of today’s China and Japan, are unacceptable. Thus, although the two countries in their development process, the Navy has made great achievements, but in fact possess, but only in the original part of a balanced combat system.
out of balance during the Cold War the Soviet Union in the Western world general defensive position selected for the U.S. Navy in Japan’s defense capability in the system, so the construction of the world outside the U.S. within the first-stage equipment, “Aegis “system of missile destroyer” King Kong “class. The land from the Japanese destroyer equipped with the Type 90 main battle tanks, long thought to be the strongest equipment in the field. But it looks like compared to the electronic equipment and weapons and equipment are at a disadvantage on the original United States, “King Kong” class were destroyed and no doubt offensive capability in the martial arts. Compared to similar U.S. warships generally have launched land attack cruise missiles, “King Kong” class appears to advanced weapons and equipment systems, can only launch the “standard” and “Sea Sparrow” series of anti-aircraft missiles, only with a strong air defense capability . From here you can see, the Japanese naval forces in the development of their own, not only in the fleet system is incomplete, the main ships do not have the complete capability. This is the Sea of ??Japan from the flashy exterior hides the cruel status quo.
balanced development of China’s naval combat power
In contrast, the Chinese navy’s combat power is relatively balanced, with greater potential for development. Despite the aforementioned, China and Japan in the development of sea power, the study and received only a part of a complete combat system, but China’s situation is obviously much better than Japan. The reason is, first of all, China itself is a complete military R & D capacity of power, although its level of technology to some extent, less than Japan, but the overall level of the particular design according to their ability, but the Japanese can not be compared. Therefore, the Chinese get access to the kind of similar to the Japanese often have considerable limitations of the equipment and technology, in the case of interference, a certain degree of its perfection, which to some extent, to avoid too much for a single performance The negative impact.
Secondly, during the Cold War, the Soviet naval arms exports to China and even the size and grade as India. And between China and Russia conducted large-scale high-end real sea arms trade is in the Soviet Union, then Russia is a huge financial pressure, sold China a “modern” class guided missile destroyer and the “Kilo” class conventional submarines as the representative of the high-end equipment, and technology through high-level exchanges, not only to make up the equipment before the Chinese navy’s short board, but also for the Chinese gradually have the ability of naval equipment system development. The focus of past, present, and China has made high-end ships were a bit old compared to the “modern” class guided missile destroyer the Navy can be seen as a microcosm of today’s China.
“modern” class guided missile destroyers of the former Soviet Union developed during the last generation missile destroyers, one of its own with its super powerful anti-ship anti-submarine capabilities and have the ability to “Fearless” class guided missile destroyer with use, thus a balanced portfolio approach and powerful capability. China imported a total of two batches of four of the destroyer. Although this type of warship that is usually treated as separate functional prominent anti-ship capability ships, but in fact, through the introduction of this type of warship, China, through its equipment SA-N-7 “Gadfly” anti-aircraft missile for the first time with a regional air defense ability, through its equipment “roof” radar, for the first time with a reliable long-range detection and guidance capability, through its equipment, Ka-27 helicopters (Chinese exports for the Ka-27 export-oriented card -28, in addition to the engine power is slightly Small outside, no significant difference) for the first time with a strong carrier-based anti-submarine capability. All this before the Chinese navy’s short board.
Chinese Navy has accumulated through the development of their own before, and the “modern” class guided missile destroyer of the introduction, by a former transformed into a bounder unarmed wearing light armor, holding a samurai sword. This movement is clearly enormous. This compares with the Sea of ??Japan since it is a focus on a body, or even just holding a knife unarmed warrior. So the future of China and Japan which meet at sea, with predictable results. (Spring)