United States reported that only 155 land-based nuclear warheads, China (Mainland)
Data for: PLA Second Artillery Corps fielded strategic nuclear missiles
Morning News reporter Xu Huifen
Local 16, United States,” Union of Concerned Scientists “(UCS) released a report that China can not have the same number of nuclear weapons and the United States has no intention to do so.
As will visit coincides with the PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde, the ability to report on China’s nuclear weapons has aroused widespread concern in the outside world. It is noteworthy that, during his visit also came ChenBingDe “U.S. drone aircraft carrier to be deployed in Asia,” the message, are thought to have targeted at China.
said the United States to overestimate China’s nuclear force
that “China’s nuclear arsenal: the status quo and development” that China’s nuclear forces on the development goals can respond to attacks, fighting back a timely manner to save power, rather than focusing on the offensive purposes, and enhance their ability to attack.
“Union of Concerned Scientists’ project manager Gregory Likulake China, said some U.S. Congressmen and intelligence officers to overestimate China’s nuclear capability, they believe that China’s nuclear weapons is undergoing rapid modernization process and seek with the United States have the same number of nuclear weapons, but it is not.
report pointed out that unlike the United States as the Chinese put their warheads deployed on missiles, but these warheads are stored in various places, until ready to launch when the missile warhead onto it.
report also said that China is about 155 nuclear warheads for six kinds of land-based missiles, of which approximately 50 to reach the U.S. mainland, while the United States has more than 1,700 deployed nuclear warheads to missiles arrive in China.
report also argues that because the production of nuclear weapons materials – plutonium is limited, China can not significantly expand its nuclear arsenal, so China can not have the same number of nuclear weapons and the United States, in addition, China’s limited nuclear trials to prevent its development and deployment of newer and more small warheads.
unmanned aircraft against the Chinese navy
addition to the report, the U.S. media has also exposed the “deployment of U.S. aircraft carrier to be no one in Asia machine, “the news caused widespread concern in the outside world, because the United States would be considered in order to counter China’s rising military power.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China earlier this year coincides with F-20 “the first public test flight” by the U.S. media interpreted as a Chinese intentional. Therefore, Chen Bingde line message during his visit is considered to be exposed UAV is intended for the Chinese.
U.S. Seventh Fleet commander Siketefan – Jacobs will be the U.S. media in Cork, is currently being developed by the U.S. aircraft carrier take-off unmanned aerial vehicles may be deployed in Asia. Although he did not name China, but military analysts believe that this carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicles to counter the rise of the Chinese navy, especially in the West as the “aircraft carrier killer” Dongfeng 21D missiles.
Jacobs, Kok said: “sea unmanned aircraft system has enormous potential, in particular, will help improve our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operational capacity, and can improve our ability to rapidly strike targets. “
According to reports, the U.S. military machine has now been allocated about $ 636 million, but the machine in order to put into combat, it will take a long time to carry out various tests.