Russia said that the Chinese Navy’s mine warfare capability strong U.S. military will be difficult to deal with (Figure)
Data Figure: China naval mines, weapons underwater explosions test
explore the Sino-US sea mines, according to the Russian military Messenger magazine reported on February 12, the United States a” Naval War College Review warfare capability assessment, claiming that the United States in China’s coastal waters, mines, offensive and defensive capabilities in a fragile equilibrium, the relative strength of Chinese naval mines defense capability, the United States is difficult to deal with.
Russian media said the American expert Scott – Trouville in the U.S. Naval War College journal article pointed out that the world is relatively low cost mines weapons have always been a great demand. Although the cost of a mine only a few hundred to thousands of dollars, but the killing effects of its destruction is enormous. Developed active-duty and prospects of the mines, weapons, additional equipment, delivery vehicles and the use of the concept of the analysis, it can be proved that China attaches great importance to the role of the mines, and actively respond to the possible outbreak of war in the offshore. China has the ability based on a variety of operational needs, as far away as the sea waters in coastal several flexible deployment of mines weapons. High concealment, including submarines, including the active combat system, the Chinese navy is not only able to effectively deal with conflict in the Taiwan Strait, and in the periphery of the first island chain to expand the mine war with combat using a variety of mines weapons in any conflict in any mode strength.
Russian media said the U.S. experts analyzed the use of weapons of Sino-US naval mines, as well as mine laying and mine-clearance capacity. Trouville, at Bradley, the Chinese navy is from quantity to quality and type. China has a lot of the development of mines of various types at various levels, and often to improve and refine old products, develop new products. The advantages of the Chinese Navy is to attach great importance to the planning of mine warfare at sea, the disadvantage is that the mine carriers, submarines, surface ships and aircraft equipment, uneven development. The U.S. Navy’s mine warfare capability is more limited, and did not invest heavily in R & D and procurement plans of the modern mines. The U.S. is the biggest disadvantage is the lack of sea mine warfare planning, especially in 2012, planned to abandon the MK67SLMM mines laid by submarine, mine-laying capacity is more limited in the future only by carrier aircraft or Marine tactical air force, strategic bomber aircraft from aerial mine-laying.
Russian media said Trouville, in attack and defense, mine warfare, China and the United States Navy is in a fragile equilibrium trend. Chinese naval mine warfare platforms and systems are relatively old, the small number of innovative products, mine-clearance capacity is unknown. The U.S. Navy’s mine warfare capability is weak, especially in the near-term prospects, in 2020 a large number of equipment before the minesweepers. The Navy must also develop anti-mine in the post-2020 strategy. The main allies of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region, especially mine-clearance capacity in Australia and Japan are also very limited. In addition to the eight anti-mine defense warships, only Australia and Japan, the Navy has the ability to respond appropriately to the threat of Chinese mines in the Asia-Pacific region. Not paid much attention due to the ability of the U.S. Navy will focus on the development of air and maritime warfare, mine warfare troops and weapons development, so in the future is still very difficult to deal with the Chinese near sea mine warfare threat. (Compiled: woodlands)
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