China Island completed by the end of the year? The United States intends to use missile targeting

The missile reefs China US Army

xinhuawang· 2016-11-14 22:34:57

" Chinese seems to be rapidly advancing artificial island base construction schedule, and may change the military balance China South sea. U.S. National Intelligence Director James · clapper estimates, these islands will make China base have deployed a series of offensive and defensive military power "and" ability important ability in the region to quickly put on the offensive military forces". He also said that these facilities may be completed by the end of 2016 or early 2017, and now this time range depends on us.

American "national interest" bimonthly website published November 10th "U.S. Army long-range missile is the best weapon to suppress the" artificial islands China article said, in order to let the United States keep ability to safeguard its national interests in the South China sea and the implementation of the intervention, the United States needs to quickly develop the innovation plan and the means to deal with these islands base, and in a few months instead of years out of action.

article said that military history shows that the most effective military innovation is usually in the case of taking into account the specific opponents and combat challenges. As the scholar Mcgregor Knox and Williamsen · · Murray said in the "1300-2050" trend of military revolution in the book, between the two world wars and a number of major military innovation combined arms combat aircraft and ground operations, amphibious warfare is formed in the concrete reality of the opponent excitation under the. Similarly, the first and second "offset strategies" during the cold war are intended to use the United States to combat the specific challenges posed by the Soviet army in the European theater of nuclear weapons and precision strike. With the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to promote its new multi field combat concept, Chinese rapid development of artificial island base situation formed an increasingly prominent problem, need military specific solutions, and fast.

the article cited the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Arsenal now has or will have the future surface to surface missile: Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS, already in service) and long-range precision fire missiles (LRPF, currently under development, plans to deploy in 2027). Although Chinese in the past ten or twenty years has deployed a large number of precision strike range surface to surface ballistic and cruise missiles, the United States is in the slow, to a certain extent by the "inf treaty" constraints, but also because of the presence of an upset -- Chinese leaders apparently do not have the same anxiety to deploy non nuclear ballistic missile practice. In this way, the United States on the sea and the idea of a large-scale precision strike focused on the main concerns like fighter, long-range bombers and aircraft carrier such a traditional combat platform. China's artificial islands close to the territory of the United States allies, plus in accordance with the planned LRPF missile range will be further, which provides an opportunity to take another program.

said the article, should the Reckoning: first, according to the latest export sales figures, take single ATACMS missiles to reach about $1 million 100 thousand; and the corresponding air mobile launchers each cost about $3 million 500 thousand. Although ATACMS is not suitable for the real distance missile penetrating strike or sea air control action, but when it comes to "chuaikai (China artificial island base) specific task gate" like this, it seems to be a relatively inexpensive solution. To let other higher cost combat platforms such as cost about $100 million to the joint strike fighter or the cost of more than billions of dollars of warships, to take the risk, ATACMS is more cost advantage, so that you can let those who made the higher price of military assets to perform further strikes or other as a military mission.

article said, it is worth noting that the ATACMS missile to air defense suppression in the United States the two invasion of Iraq, the lower their risk faced by going against the enemy's missile defense forces, and reduce the risk of subsequent attack machine action faced by the U.S. Air Force special operations forces still accept such training.

equally important is that the US Army and marine corps should greatly speed up R & D and mass procurement of LRPF missiles. The United States should also show to its allies and China, once the United States from the sea to implement unilateral intervention action to preserve freedom of navigation at sea or the southern sea Chinese method, the missile can even from Logistics ships or any other platform with an open deck to accommodate vehicle launcher on launch.

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