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[United States," Washington Times "Web site reported on May 25] Title: F-35 delivery delays increase the threat of China (Reporters Bier Ge Heights)
the U.S. Senate this week on the fifth-generation fighter aircraft F35 to postpone delivery of new military influence held a hearing. New stealth fighters and ballistic missiles and other advanced weapons threat posed by China, is the senior military officials at the hearing to express the most worried.
responsible for the strength of two senior Air Force officials held 24 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that the U.S. has no future conflict with China to prepare for, and they are increasingly worried.
Air Force deputy chief of staff responsible for operations, said Lieutenant Herbert Carlisle earlier this year, China’s F -20 stealth fighter and the joint development of Russia and India debut stealth fighter, is that people worried. F-20 have been carried out two to three times a flight.
Both fighters are likely to be sold to Iran, the impact on future U.S. interference in Iran because of Tehran’s nuclear capabilities.
Lieutenant Carlisle, said: “They appear frustrating, because we think that even after a period of time China and Russia to launch stealth fighter: Although we are not sure.”
The three-star general’s remarks reiterated the Navy’s senior intelligence officer Lieutenant 戴维多塞特 earlier point of view. Dorset -20 F in January to talk about, said: “We have always underestimated the technological transformation of China and weapons production capability.”
American warplanes still technically than China and Russia one step ahead of the stealth fighter. But Carlisle said that if the F35 and further delay in delivery. “The leading edge is at stake.”
in Carlisle will be China’s growing military strength made unusually frank comments, “Just look across the Pacific to see what China is doing, not just their air force, but also a surface to air missile, ballistic missiles, anti-ship ballistic missiles, and the ability to hit the U.S. territory of Guam and Japan’s new missile base. ”
He said: “Looking to the future, all of these capabilities have made us very anxious, so … we must not only have the ability to overcome these weapons, these goals must also be at risk, this is the fifth-generation fighter role. “
at the hearing, when asked what the problem” you awake at night “, the Navy is responsible for the integration of war, Major General in charge 戴维菲尔曼 said:” I think China is a major concern, because they seem more advanced weapons, they can now have the ability to deploy, and they deployed a warship at sea and other anti-close to capacity. “Pentagon China’s advanced weapons – including anti-ship ballistic missiles, new submarines, anti-satellite weapons and cyber warfare capabilities – called “area denial and denial” weapons.
Major General Firman said, the appearance of F-20 is a worthy concern, but the F35 has completed 1,000 hours of running the experiment, “test only three times more than the much more advanced Chinese fighter.” Firman said: “But they will catch up and they are smart and love to learn the enemy, if we do not maintain our competitive edge, we will be left behind, or at least lose out.”
Armed Services Committee from Connecticut Independent Senator Joe Lieberman said, the Navy and Marine Corps predicts the next few years, 10 aircraft wings and 3 Marine Air Wing fighter gap of up to 267. He said the military is the purchase of new F-18 fighter jets, so the risk is more controllable gap.(edit: SN038)