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China has overtaken the United States in armored brigades

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According to party directives, the Chinese army was supposed to achieve basic mechanization of troops by the 2021 year (to the 100 anniversary of the Communist Party), significantly strengthening its strategic capabilities. However, the recently released Ministry of Defense White Paper seriously criticized the current state of affairs.




Tanks ahead of change



This program document indicates that the military transformation in the PRC has made significant progress, but the tasks of mechanization have not yet been completed, the level of informatization must be improved, defense security is at risk of technical lagging in comparison with advanced world trends.

At present, according to the British IISS, our army is probably equipped with 5800 main combat tanksbut only 60% of them are new Type 96 and 99, and the rest are more than 2000 different versions of Type 59.

- indicates Sohu.

The publication suggests that the 59 Type will be replaced by the 96 and 99 models, depending on the goals set for the units. However, along with them, troops will receive Type 15 (the so-called "mountain" or "light" tank with an 105-mm cannon) - mainly in units located on the southern or western border. At the moment, only 1-2 brigades are equipped with it, but in the future it will occupy a more significant niche.


Type 15


The biggest problem with the 15 Type is its production speed.

- Sohu notes, indicating that its release is planned to be deployed in 2020.

The army will wait: the US has already overtaken



A more difficult situation is developing in the area of ​​armored vehicles intended for mobile infantry. Of the 50 re-equipped brigades, only 20 were armed with the latest Model 04 tracked vehicles and Type 08 wheeled vehicles.

As the publication explains, after simple calculations it can be concluded that by the 2021 year, if it is planned to achieve the goals of modernization, the PRC should build thousands of units of new armored vehicles and various types of artillery. However, in this case, it will be necessary to redistribute resources and funds at the expense of the Air Force, Navy, missile forces and "create certain chaos in the country's manufacturing industry."

So, as follows from this, in 2020, “we can only half complete the modernization of armored vehicles, artillery, air defense systems,” writes Sohu.

But even if at present in our country only about 20 brigades are being constructed as mechanized armored brigades, they have already exceeded the 17 armored brigades of the US Army.

- the publication makes a comparison, in this regard, noting that in these conditions the Chinese army does not have to accelerate in terms of reconstruction.

In the end, the states bordering our territory, the mechanization and informatization of the respective armies, are significantly behind our country.

- Sohu believes, considering that the priority in re-equipment should be given to the Navy, Air Force and missile armies.

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  1. Theodore
    Theodore 19 August 2019 05: 46
    -4
    It seems to me, merikashki they have already lost the arms race! Kettles will soon put carriers on the stream ....
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 19 August 2019 05: 51
      +16
      Quote: Theodore
      merikashki they already lost the arms race
      I don’t see much reason to be happy here.
      1. Theodore
        Theodore 19 August 2019 05: 53
        -2
        Understand ! Monday morning ....
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 19 August 2019 05: 56
          +6
          Well, apparently you have a Friday evening.
          1. Theodore
            Theodore 19 August 2019 06: 05
            +2
            I am the first day on vacation! tongue
            1. Greenwood
              Greenwood 19 August 2019 07: 17
              +5
              Damn, the argument. hi
      2. armata_armata
        armata_armata 19 August 2019 10: 24
        -2
        I don’t see much reason to be happy here.

        Offer to be sad for the USA, well, start lol
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 19 August 2019 15: 27
          +6
          I propose to be sad for Russia. The United States will somehow manage it, tea allows the budget, and even sit overseas. But Russia is nearby, across the border, and the army in the east of the country is in a deplorable state. I think you’ll think up the rest.
    2. svp67
      svp67 19 August 2019 08: 05
      +7
      Quote: Theodore
      It seems to me, merikashki they have already lost the arms race!

      And the Americans were already scared ... they were just shaking. Where, in what "open field" the PRC can use its advantage in tanks in relation to the United States? Think about it. To do this, they need to transfer them either to the US or Europe. So, this effort by China is more dangerous to us, that's who is losing this arms race to them. To break out into the vastness of Siberia, China only needs to cross its border. So this news is alarming, especially in the realization that the industrial potential of ours and China is very different, and not in our favor
  2. Greenwood
    Greenwood 19 August 2019 05: 52
    +2

    Video in the subject, inspires certain thoughts.
    1. kanskebron
      kanskebron 19 August 2019 08: 48
      0
      inspires certain thoughts.

      Yes, very sad thoughts. For if the CCP leadership decides to implement the script of the film, then everything will be even worse for us.
  3. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 19 August 2019 05: 57
    +1
    In China, we have long been unable to understand, in some way we can ensure quality, we will ensure quantity, while continuing to fight for quality, and this, given the availability of money, is not bad for China.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 August 2019 05: 59
    +4
    Currently, according to British IISS ... indicates Sohu.
    It is strange that the Chinese publication refers to the British, and not to the PLA information. Or are the Chinese military so classified that they have to use foreign data?
    the states bordering our territory, the mechanization and informatization of the respective armies, are far behind our country.
    As you can understand, this also applies to Russia. And again, Sohu throws a pebble into our garden.
  5. Nycomed
    Nycomed 19 August 2019 06: 00
    +5
    No wonder, the US is more a maritime power, and China is the other way around. On its territory, the United States is unlikely to ever use tanks, they have land borders only with Canada (very conditional) and with Mexico. So the US tanks are only needed for use outside the United States. But China needs them on its territory.
    1. syndicalist
      syndicalist 19 August 2019 08: 44
      +6
      . But China needs them on its territory.

      And who is going to invade China? Then for what? To attack Japan, America?
      No. The only theater of war for this armada is Russia. For us all this joy is in store for you.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 19 August 2019 09: 16
        +1
        Well, why only for us? There are other neighbors there, with whom the Chinese have a far-fetched relationship. India and Vietnam for example. And if we take into account the factor that the Chinese, to put it mildly, are not very fond of in all of Southeast Asia (as it has historically been), then ... Plus their own, internal separatists: Tibet and Xinjiang. So China has plenty of problem zones, both around the perimeter and inside it. angry
        1. syndicalist
          syndicalist 19 August 2019 10: 31
          0
          All disputed areas with India are located in the Himalayas, where the tanks are of less use than the rattles of children. If we take all the other potential opponents, even for the case of a simultaneous war with all, you will not need even half of the available tanks. Yes, and the main places of permanent basing are for some reason not in those areas, but in northern Beijing and Shenyang. As well as the basing of Chinese missiles with nuclear warheads.
          1. Hort
            Hort 20 August 2019 12: 10
            0
            If we take all the other potential opponents, even for the case of a simultaneous war with all, you will not need even half of the available tanks
            of course. Because the remaining half will not be used by anyone. Chinu will be cut along with strategic rear
        2. kanskebron
          kanskebron 19 August 2019 15: 34
          0
          ? There are other neighbors there, with whom the Chinese have a far-fetched relationship. India and Vietnam for example.

          The border with India in the Himalayas, what kind of tanks are there? There is a jungle with Vietnam, thousands of tanks are not needed there. But the steppes of Transbaikalia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan for thousands of tanks just right.
  6. Mikhail Drabkin
    Mikhail Drabkin 19 August 2019 06: 00
    0

    The speed and scale of the update is impressive!
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 August 2019 06: 21
    +2
    The power of the armored forces will help them little, in comparison with the United States. Do not cross the ocean wassat otherwise a steel avalanche would not be kept on the prairie of Texas ...
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 19 August 2019 07: 43
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      on the prairies of Texas, a steel avalanche would not be held ...

      If only they did not climb into the Daurian and Mongolian steppes.
  8. Valerik1337
    Valerik1337 19 August 2019 07: 03
    -19
    It's good. China is our friend and his success. This is our success.
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 19 August 2019 07: 21
      +5
      Quote: Valerik1337
      China is our friend and his success. This is our success.
      Well, well, very funny.
    2. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 19 August 2019 07: 30
      +6
      Quote: Valerik1337
      It's good. China is our friend and his success. This is our success.

      are you chinese
    3. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 19 August 2019 07: 41
      +6
      Quote: Valerik1337
      China is our friend and his success. This is our success.

      Yeah. It is better not to turn your back to such "friends" in the bath. To avoid, so to speak.
    4. kanskebron
      kanskebron 19 August 2019 08: 44
      +1
      China is our friend and his success. This is our success.

      Aha friend, a little forest in Siberia burned out from "friendly" fires? Or are you one of those officials of the Russian oligarchy that for a million a paw from "friends", pour them resources worth a billion?
    5. Nycomed
      Nycomed 19 August 2019 09: 18
      -1
      I paraphrase the ancients a little: "China is our friend, but the truth is dearer!"
    6. armata_armata
      armata_armata 19 August 2019 10: 37
      0
      It's good. China is our friend and his success. This is our success.

      Well, the commentary shows that China is more likely friends for Siberia, the European part of the Russian Federation is wildly afraid that it will get tired of Moscow's constant "super" reforms and it wants to go to China
      Aha friend, a little forest in Siberia burned out from "friendly" fires? Or are you one of those officials of the Russian oligarchy that for a million a paw from "friends", pour them resources worth a billion?

      I love such comments, officials and the oligarchy of the Russian Federation sell the forest, they cut down and set on fire mostly convicts hired first, China is guilty of everything lol
      1. kanskebron
        kanskebron 19 August 2019 15: 47
        +2
        I love such comments, officials and the oligarchy of the Russian Federation sell the forest, they cut down and set on fire mostly convicts hired first, China is guilty of everything

        And I don't blame the Chinese, because everything is according to Sun Tzu: "If you want to seize the state, bribe its officials so that they inform you about the troops, supplies and fortifications being erected, promise even more in case of your success. As soon as you carry out your plans, immediately execute them. (officials), for they are worms that create rot and corrode the state from the inside. "
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 19 August 2019 07: 05
    +1
    A difficult question .... it would be better if we could say for ours that ours is ALL type - top!
  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 19 August 2019 07: 30
    +2
    Currently, according to British IISS, our army is likely equipped with 5800 main battle tanks, but only 60% of them are new Type 96 and 99, and the rest are more than 2000 of different versions of Type 59.
    It's all a secret, you can’t count your sheep, but maybe they don’t know how to count? Ask a neighbor.
    In the end, the states bordering our territory, the mechanization and informatization of the respective armies, are significantly behind our country.
    Again we flew. Not about India, they are tanks in the Himalayas. Precisely, teapots are empty, smugly loud teapots.
  11. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 19 August 2019 07: 39
    +1
    Currently, according to British IISS, our army is probably equipped with ...

    And again "British scientists" with their highley likely.
    In general, an interesting statement of the question. Evaluate the state of your army according to enemy publications.
  12. Elysium
    Elysium 19 August 2019 08: 44
    +1
    The Chinese are arming themselves as if they were threatened by an invasion of their territory. Or .. they are preparing for the invasion.
    1. armata_armata
      armata_armata 19 August 2019 12: 40
      -1
      The Chinese are arming themselves as if they were threatened by an invasion of their territory. Or .. they are preparing for the invasion

      Well, yes, NATO just like that spreads its bases around the world and increases the fleet wink
      1. Elysium
        Elysium 19 August 2019 12: 50
        0
        Yes, there are enough bases. But to imagine a full-fledged land invasion of China ... For this, after all, so many units must be pulled together to the borders. And the borders of these land with those countries in which you can collect these parts, as it were, not so much, except for the "disco dancers". It will not be very comfortable to deliver by sea.
        Therefore, it turns out
        Quote: Elysium
        Or .. they are preparing for the invasion.

        I can, of course, be mistaken.
  13. NF68
    NF68 19 August 2019 14: 52
    0
    And what about the quality of military equipment? Has the USA already caught up with the Americans?
  14. Old Horseradish
    Old Horseradish 19 August 2019 21: 13
    -1
    Another nonsense. Right now, the Americans were scared! What are the kitayozes crawling on the bottom of the ocean on tanks? Maybe they will calmly move to Siberia, the Far East, and there the Urals are nearby, and Moscow is just around the corner. History, Slavic fools, does not teach us anything. How in 1941 will we beg the United States for help if what? Or forgot your German friends?
    1. Hort
      Hort 20 August 2019 12: 13
      0
      And what have the Strategic Missile Forces dismissed already?