China in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the war victory parade held on September 3, the 27 equipment side team, 10 air echelon through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. These Chinese-made equipment are active main battle equipment, 84% of which is for the first time in the parade debut, including new tanks, new guns, new missiles, new aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, and so on. This shows that, in 2009, after the National Day parade, Chinese military equipment and to a new level.
Meanwhile, the parade ground equipment side team for the first time to assault, air and missile defense, maritime offensive and defensive, strategy to combat and information support, after six combat modules installed security grouping, breaking the previous parade in accordance with the land, sea and air, the Second Artillery Corps and other branches of the military grouping The convention, highlighting the changes in operational concepts of the PLA, also indicates that the PLA will usher in reform and greater intensity.
Beijing on military analysts have pointed out, new weapons parade display shows the gap between the level of equipment of the PLA troops and the Western countries between now further reduced, some weapons, such as “wind” -21D even in the world’s leading missile. Compared with the 2009 parade, the PLA combat capability have increased dramatically.
If the United States, Japan and other powers, and Taiwan as a potential rival, Beijing parade demonstrated the equipment, the most highlights are the following 10:
First, the “Dongfeng” -21D anti-ship missiles. “Dongfeng” -21D is China designed to combat large water targets including aircraft carriers and developed a missile, but also the world’s only medium-range anti-ship missile currently. This type of missile has a maximum range of about 1700 km, it can be launched from a mobile platform, with high accuracy, high orbit capability and strong penetration ability. The US Navy will “Dongfeng” -21D called “Battle of the rule changes were” that the missile might make China the US aircraft carrier battle groups have “denial” capabilities beyond the scope of China’s core interests. US Department of Defense believes that China is implementing the “Dongfeng” -21D missile as the basis of “area denial strategy.”
Second, the “Dongfeng” -26 range ballistic missile. “Dongfeng” -26 is China’s new generation universal remote ballistic missiles, mainly to meet the Western Pacific military bases in Guam and other important needs of long-range precision strike, also against Australia in Darwin base. “Dongfeng” -26 missile can carry conventional warheads, but also can carry nuclear warheads, able to land an important goal and medium-sized vessels at sea in the implementation of conventional long-range precision strike, the PLA regarded as a new “killer” weapons.
Third, the “wind” -31A intercontinental ballistic missile. “Dongfeng” -31A is a three-stage solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile, is China’s first kind of remote solid ballistic missiles, but also China’s second generation of strategic weapons, with a range more than 11,000 kilometers. Compared to its predecessor “Dongfeng” -5 intercontinental ballistic missiles, “Dongfeng” -31 in the range, precision strike, survivability and penetration capability has increased dramatically.
Fourth, the “Dongfeng” -5B intercontinental ballistic missile. “Dongfeng” -5B is the improved new products, “Dongfeng” -5 missile successfully test-fired in 2006. “Dongfeng” -5B a range of 13,000 to 15,000 km, covering targets anywhere in the world, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, an accuracy of about 500 meters, strong penetration ability, Damage powerful, the Chinese nuclear arsenal in the “pressure cabin stone. ”
Fifth, the “wind” -10A (“sword” -10 improved) cruise missiles. -10 Compared with the “sword”, “wind” -10A appearance vary widely, performance has improved significantly. The missile’s appearance, performance, and the US BGM-109 “Tomahawk” missiles closer, with a range of 2000 kilometers, both fixed strike ground targets, but also on the movement of ships to implement assault.
Six, “YJ” -12 anti-ship missiles. “Hawk” -12 range of about 400 kilometers, by replacing seeker way, and even the implementation of anti-ship anti-radar operations, flexible combat mode.
Seven， bombers -6K strategic bombers. Chinese Air Force bombers -6K offensive operations core strength, we can take off from the relative safety of Chinese inland base, a maximum range of 8,000 kilometers, the maximum combat radius of more than 3500 kilometers. With long-range cruise contained “Dongfeng” -10 range cruise missiles hit, boom -6K border areas in China can deter the majority of regions, including the US military base in Guam, including.
Eight, Shaanxi Y-9 series of command and control aircraft, early warning aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft. The Shaanxi Y-9 and inconspicuous appearance. But in the parade occupy several models and types, including air marshals -200, -500 AWACS air marshals as well as command and control aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft. This means that the Chinese navy and air force jumped early warning, command systems, several key operational capability, each of the overall combat force multiplier.
Nine, “Red Flag” -10 close-in weapon system. “Red Flag” -10 ship defense missile weapon system, which can effectively block all types of anti-ship missiles, against the sea, air and land attack on the warship launched saturation. “Red Flag” -10 shipboard performance and recent anti-American system, “Hai Lamu” close, displaying Chinese equipment being hot pursuit of the world trend.
Ten, Wu straight -10 attack helicopters. WZ -10 performance is said to be close to the United States, “Apache” attack helicopter. WZ -10 is mainly used for anti-armor combat, the modernization of the Chinese army to improve its combat capability is of great significance.