Japanese media said the U.S. military research and development of new UAV deal with China
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[Japan's "Foreign scholars" magazine website reported on May 23] Title: U.S. UAV deal with China (by David * Ax)
after 10 years of steady development, the Chinese army in the Western Pacific in limiting the U.S. ability to deploy the army has made tremendous progress. Rely on new submarines, long-range anti-ship missiles and carry large amounts of weapons fighter jets, the Pentagon said Beijing’s “anti-intervention, regional denial” strategy has been consolidated, its purpose is to prevent stationed in Japan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet warship to enter the South China Sea.
successful regional block the sight will make China the market economy and political structure in East Asia has greater flexibility – you can even facilitate the implementation of the Taiwan military strike. Washington is a serious challenge. U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft are in the development of automatic driving, which may help to offset China’s recent military progress.
in the United States armed forces, the Navy lost in the Pacific region the biggest advantage. This trend goes back to the mid-1990s, when the Navy out of the Grumman-made “intruder” A6 carrier-based attack aircraft. The attack machine 1000 miles (1600 km – Ben Wang Note) combat radius of the Seventh Fleet from the outside radius of the enemy air defense attack on land and sea targets. Today’s F/A-18 attack fighter combat radius is less than half of it.
Washington think tank Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a report last September, said: “To reverse the downward trend in naval attack advantage, the need for investment in new generation aircraft, improve combat radius of carrier aircraft , sustained combat capability and survivability. “
Seventh Fleet Commander Lieutenant Scott Fanbu Si Keke told The Associated Press last week:” carrier-based unmanned aircraft system has great advantages, in particular, to increase our intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance and durable range of capabilities, can also enhance our ability to quickly hit the target. “
currently two Navy running attack to deploy by 2020 without human-computer program. Northrop Grumman led a cost of about $ 1.2 billion combat UAV demonstration projects are land-based testing two X-47 unmanned aerial vehicles in 2013 should enable the aircraft into the sea carrier.
Air Force already has a few can penetrate into China from a remote air defense system of the aircraft. With air refueling capability, 20 B-2 stealth bombers from Missouri to the main base or bases at the forefront of Guam to attack targets anywhere in the world.
order to improve the ability of such an attack, the Air Force last year launched a new purchase 80-100 stealth bomber program. These bombers can meet with the new unmanned attack aircraft, unmanned aircraft can fly before the attack aircraft to destroy air defense systems or to identify the target.
If you plan to progress smoothly, the United States will be able to reverse China’s maritime UAV’s so-called “denial” region growing trend.