Thursday, April 30, 2009

China Military Power Report

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chinese aircraft carrier threat

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China to test the engine out refurbishment of aircraft carrier
Chinese navy has just concluded a military parade, the Chinese aircraft carrier to create reports on the occasion of the ascendant, Dalian people found the day before yesterday, the Chinese military to buy the former Soviet Union, in Dalian to Hong Kong for many years used the refurbishment of aircraft carrier "W Grid No. Liang", the day before leaving the port to the sea. Military analysts pointed out that the ship may be out to test the engine, and to determine the construction of the Chinese aircraft carrier could be rather than Shanghai, Dalian.

No. W-liang grid system the heart of Dalian
"No. watt grid-liang," the sea has become a major military forum Mainland hot topic, users have posted photos of the aircraft carrier at sea. Macau Huang refers to military analysts, the vessel is likely to be testing out the engine, its installation is produced in the steam turbine Dalian.
Huang also pointed to China's national conditions, to create an aircraft carrier is a national project, which will never advertised in advance, so the media speculation recently built aircraft carrier in Shanghai may not be accurate. "Theoretically, it should be built in Dalian. The reason is simple, because the heart of the aircraft carrier is produced in Dalian."
W Liang is the lattice construction of the former Soviet Union aircraft carrier, the main body in 1988 completed the installation of weapons and equipment that have not yet met the Soviet Union, was the background of the Chinese military company "for a casino in Macau by sea" under the pretext of buying, after hardships in 2002 Dalian back in March, and carry out rectification transformation. Refers to the Western media, in its capacity as the Chinese military will be training. However, the end of last year the People's Liberation Army, Major General Zhang has publicly said that the vessel "would be China's first aircraft carrier."
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

china warships Thresat

Navy to develop new warships, aircraft Updated:2009-04-16 10:10 Editor:Xi xiaodi


Navy chief lists key objective

The navy plans to develop a new generation of warships and aircraft as part of the country's effort to upgrade the maritime security defense system, the service's commander-in-chief said on Wednesday.

Admiral Wu Shengli outlined key missions, present and future, in an interview with Xinhua News Agency on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Chinese navy next Thursday.

Such an interview with a high-ranking military officer is rare, military sources said on Wednesday, adding that the message conveyed by the navy chief reflects key thinking on the navy's strategy.

Wu - who is 64 and assumed his post in August 2006 - said the navy will develop weaponry such as large combat warships, submarines with longer range and stealth capability, supersonic cruise aircraft, more accurate long-range missiles, deep-sea torpedoes and upgraded information technology, among others.

Senior Colonel Li Jie, a researcher at the Chinese Navy's Military Academy, said the "large warships" Wu mentioned do not mean only aircraft carriers, but he did not elaborate.

The media have reported that China will have an aircraft carrier "very soon".

East China fleet commander Admiral Xu Hongmeng said last month during the national legislature's annual session that the country possessed both the ability and motivation to build a carrier.

"China really needs a carrier. Both technologically and economically, China already has the capacity to build a carrier," Xu said.

Wu, a member of the Central Military Commission, the nation's top military body, also said the navy will greatly strengthen its logistics and support facility system to improve far-sea repair, delivery, rescue and replenishment capacities.

"The navy will establish a maritime defense system that corresponds with the need to protect China's maritime security and economic development," he said.

Peng Guangqian, a Beijing-based military strategist, said Wu's remarks are more than routine remarks to mark the navy's landmark anniversary.

"He outlined the missions of the navy in a new historical stage, where more of the country's national interests overseas need to be protected with a correspondingly strong navy," he said.

The navy has witnessed rapid progress in its logistics and support capability, with the tonnage of complementary ships now six times higher than 30 years ago.

The network of naval bases, airports and ammunition supply systems have enabled the navy to conduct missions further offshore.

Wu also said the navy is stepping up exchanges with foreign navies to tackle non-traditional security threats.

"To cope with the non-traditional security threats in the vast sea environment, exchanges and effective cooperation among the navies of different countries are vital."

Wu announced major missions for the navy this year, including: Anti-piracy missions off the coast of Somalia, port visits, the National Day parade and a sea parade to mark its 60th anniversary.

Preparations have entered final stages in Qingdao, headquarters of China's North Sea Fleet, for the celebrations next week. More than 40 vessels from 15 countries are scheduled to take part in the event.