Korean media said the United States X47B UAV face of China DF21D short underdogs
Data Figure: Domestic DF-21C medium-range surface-to-conventional missile
Korean military sites, “Korea Navy Forum” January 9, 2012 published an article, although late last year, has emerged U.S. UAV RQ-170 was captured by Iran, and “death” UAV crashed in the Seychelles and other events. But the eyes of the U.S. military unmanned aerial vehicles, “high” status is not affected. Faced with China’s Dongfeng-21D anti-ship ballistic missile threats growing, the United States, uncharacteristically, has not targeted to strengthen its defense capability, but trying to X-47B unmanned aircraft to offset the ultra long range Dongfeng-21D potential threat. Although the data, X-47B can really offset the DF-21D range of advantages, but the reality is clearly not so simple.
article said that if the anti-ship ballistic missiles and unmanned aircraft, will be the implementation of enforcement actions on the battlefield more quickly, only be regarded as a representation of the results. So the significance of this representation, any one of the world’s army, are undoubtedly invaluable, it is effective to reduce the casualties of war. China, for example, does not have anti-ship missile in the period, the U.S. aircraft carrier to be an effective deterrent, or even effectively combat, we have to invest a lot of ships and ships. From time to time in the face of strong United States, no matter how effective attacks on the Chinese side will undoubtedly suffered great losses. The emergence of anti-ship ballistic missiles, just no way to make China an unprecedented access to the U.S. aircraft carrier deterrent effect. Thus, in a sense, anti-ship ballistic missile can also be regarded a kind way to launch and ballistic flight of the “suicide” drones.
article said that the face of anti-ship ballistic missile threat from China, the United States chose the “spear g spear” approach to deal with. But while the data on the real, the United States, “spear” seems better than China’s “spear” longer, new number. But in the final contest of the battlefield to gain an advantage, is likely to be Chinese. The reason is that, in the short term, prospects for the development of UAVs less anti-ship ballistic missiles. For any kind of equipment, its initial performance while serving, only to decide whether one of the factors of success. More importantly, the standard is its ability to suppress or even eliminate various possible opponents, and with reference to the actual needs, to match the technology upgrade. In a changing operational environment, weapons and equipment needed changing its load of ammunition, as well as extend its operational range. Obviously, as a missile, anti-ship ballistic missile in order to extend its range, apparently extending its range than the unmanned aircraft to be a lot simpler. Meanwhile, anti-ship ballistic missile as a target for a single one-time ammunition, the weight of its warhead can reach 500-1000 kg. And development of its type and degree of difficulty, are ahead of the unmanned aircraft. Thus, at least in the foreseeable short term, unmanned aircraft development prospects, apparently not as anti-ship ballistic missiles.
article said, even worse is that, at least for the present situation, no one fighter is still difficult in a relatively short period of time, it was integrated into the dominant fighter in the combat system to. Say the least, even if the X-47B unmanned aerial vehicles, and after various types of unmanned aircraft can be quickly integrated into high-end U.S. combat existing system, the rapid formation of proper fighting, but there is still a fatal problem, that that is, with its vision of the war power, anti-ship ballistic missile on its ability to pose a real threat to it? The answer is probably no. The reason is that, at least as of now, China’s Dongfeng-21D anti-ship missiles have been fired way to achieve mobility on land, the future will be deployed in the possibility of submarine platform is relatively small. Therefore, the US-made unmanned aircraft wishing to pose a threat to the DF-21D, arrived in China’s coastal waters must be, or even into the Chinese interior. But the problem is that China will make this high-value anti-ship ballistic missile weapons, “wretched” and “alone” it? Face the test of actual combat experience, and has suffered a great loss to the United States of Chinese air-defense system. UAV really grasp the effective penetration, and a mobile targets to effectively combat it?
article said, compared to anti-ship ballistic missiles, unmanned aircraft in a tactical disadvantage, to some extent to say, do the visual aspects of the United States to contain China’s overall weaknesses in the specific embodiment. In the early days of China, subject to the limitations of naval and air forces of China’s maritime defense to pursue long-term “offshore defense.” Means of implementation can be summarized as “empty, hidden, fast”, that naval aviation (air), submarine (submarine) torpedo or missile boats and surface ships based (fast) as the main force, the “offshore defense.” At this stage, the United States without the need for the adjustment of China’s naval and air force troops of their own future development of the configuration and equipment. But with a large number of large modern surface ships, especially large domestic destroyers and aircraft carriers commissioned by the Navy and the emergence of China’s defense posture gradually from “offshore defense” to “Ocean offensive and defensive” change. Moreover, this shift occurred at a time point also sensitive. On the one hand the United States for two “war on terror”, greatly weakened by its own strength too weak scruples Asia Pacific region. Meanwhile, China has increasingly grown into a global state, a large overseas interests and strong comprehensive national strength, the Chinese navy is not only the reality of global development needs, but also support the ability to achieve this goal. Therefore, the U.S. had to confront in cooperation with China alone against a second election between the two coexist. But no matter how the final orientation of the U.S. maritime hegemony challenges are no doubt enormous. (Compiled: Spring) ★