Vietnamese media said the Chinese anti-access strategy to follow the PLA into the South China Sea block
Data for: 8521 No. of Vietnamese Air Force Su-27UB
Taiwan, “China Post,” Jan. 10 article said that to counter the dominant military power on the Chinese army, by purchasing Su-30 fighter jets in Vietnam , cheetah-class frigates and Kilo-class submarines and other means to strengthen the anti-intervention warfare capabilities, to the time necessary to enter the South China Sea, China refused to stop.
article said that the military strength in the development of China has never sought a powerful rival the United States arsenal, but rather to find undermine the effectiveness of U.S. weapons systems and platforms of methods, such as the development of anti-satellite weapons, anti-intervention in/area denial (A2/AD) strategy has been further strengthened. Obviously, China is the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups in order to prevent potential interference in the Taiwan Strait conflict development strategy. People’s Liberation Army developed a range of over 1,500 km DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile, the strategy of its development A2/AD most obvious example. This weapon system will U.S. naval operations in the Asia Pacific region, and China’s Asian neighbors have a significant impact on any offshore ambitions.
article said, the U.S. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analyst Jim Thomas believes that this ability to deal with China, its Asia-Pacific allies in Washington, but also allow the development of their own A2/AD capacity, which it has become Vietnam to determine the direction of development. Like China, the military strength to counter the dominant potential adversaries, Vietnam is also facing the same dilemma. Its procurement and multi-purpose fighter Su-30MK cheetah “class (Gepard) frigate, is involved in Hanoi to create a positive anti-war forces reflected.
article said, it is noteworthy that, in the procurement of weapons systems and platforms, weapons and equipment more attention to Vietnam, rather than the purchase amount, Vietnam purchased from the Russian Su-30 fighter, can carry a range of 115 km of the Kh-59MK anti-ship cruise missiles; “Cheetah” class frigates equipped with the Kh- 35E anti-ship missiles, the effective operational range of 130 km, 5,000-ton ships can be attacked; “Kilo” class submarines equipped with 3M-54 “Club” anti-ship missile range of 300 km, Vietnam also purchased from the effective range of 150 Israeli km of “extended-range artillery and ammunition” to strengthen the land-based coastal defense force. In addition, it also purchased a three from the Czech Republic advanced “Vera” (Vera) passive radar system, to strengthen Vietnam’s air defenses. It is reported that Washington initially against the Czech Republic for the sale of such radar systems in Vietnam, but later reversed this decision and these initiatives that will not easily make the Vietnamese People’s Liberation Army to fully grasp the South China Sea. A2/AD that it is drawing Beijing’s strategy to build the appropriate capacity, improve China’s South China Sea, the complexity of operations and costs. (spring) ★