U.S. Navy officials said that China’s Dongfeng 21D difficult to hit U.S. aircraft missile
2009, the PLA Second Artillery Force of the National Day parade debut the DF-21C ballistic missile
U.S. 22, Bloomberg News reported that, Naval Operations Adm. Gary * Roughead in answer to China’s “DF-21″ anti-ship missile threat to U.S. aircraft carrier the problems that the U.S. aircraft carrier mobility makes them harder to other weapons locked. Moreover, the location of U.S. aircraft carrier always changing.
reported that since the president announced last week plans to reduce the national debt, the U.S. Department of Defense is currently evaluating its future expenditure. In this regard, Roughead in a Bloomberg Television interview that the Pentagon conducted a comprehensive assessment (including the U.S. Navy ship procurement budget), must take into account the country’s shipbuilding industrial base, “fragile” state. He said: “The industrial base is a real strategic asset, and we make decisions, it must be taken into account in this section. Now, our industrial base vulnerability may be the same as before, especially in the shipbuilding industry.”
Roughead this statement indicates that, in the assessment process, he may put forward some objections, in order to protect the Navy’s own interests.
reported that on April 13, Obama announced plans to cut military spending in 2023 total $ 400 billion. Before January of this year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced plans, the 2012-2016 military cut $ 78 billion.
However, the 21, the U.S. Department of Defense procurement director, said Ashton Carter said, re-evaluation of the project is Ministry of Defense officials to check the contents of a small part. He said that the inspection will include the U.S. military mission and role, and to complete those tasks force structure and capabilities.
the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding budget in the current 2011-2016 plan, require the Navy to spend $ 74.7 billion to buy 55 ships, including the 2012 fiscal year to $ 14 billion in 2015 to nearly $ 17 billion.
purchased by the Navy ships, the largest number of the Littoral Combat Ship, a total of 19. Currently, the Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) and Aosta company (ASB) is leading two teams to design and build their own version of the LCS. Now, the first two LCS ships have entered the Navy. Other 6 in contracting.
Roughead said: “We have developed a very streamlined shipbuilding program, when we make decisions, we must make these decisions in the direction toward the good of the industry to move closer, because the only way to give us power. warship is not so much a ‘big guy’, rather it is a combination of two three-industrial, as we boarded the ship, you will find on board with something from our entire country. “
reported that when asked whether Obama’s goal of spending cuts surprised when, Roughead said: “We are under pressure, no doubt, Washington to solve the economic problems the United States However, what you want from the state’s position on the issue is very important to consider. “
Roughead said, the defense budget in the previous assessment, the role of the carrier is often controversial,” but I that, given the recent actions carried out by using the carrier, which is really relevant. “For example, he said, 30 percent in Afghanistan air strikes, are the two carriers in the Middle East region is responsible.
In addition, the development of China’s naval capabilities faster, think faster than any other country facts, Roughead was not surprised.
he said, the U.S. Navy has been observed in the assessment and the ability of the Chinese Navy, and to prevent the possibility of U.S. intervention in the region. Moreover, the U.S. Navy is working to develop directed energy technology in order to supplement the ballistic missiles and cruise missile defenses.
reported that when asked about China’s “DF-21″ anti-ship missile on the U.S. aircraft carrier the threat posed, Roughead said, the U.S. aircraft carrier mobility makes them harder to describe standards. He said: “Today I tell you the exact location of the aircraft carrier, but the next day the carrier will no longer stay in the same place.”
addition, Roughead also said that China’s conventional missile forces United States has been able to base in the Pacific region pose a threat to the United States must focus on the consolidation of these bases, and use its ballistic missile defense system. In 2010, US-China Economic and Security Review Commission has revealed that China’s missiles can attack and destroy the United States in Korea and Japan, 5/6 Air Force Base.