New Chinese MLRSs don't let Taiwan sleep well

New Chinese MLRSs don't let Taiwan sleep well



As is known in the world, there are a great many unresolved conflicts that can suddenly go from political to military. This is the situation between China and Taiwan. For several decades now, the Chinese have represented Taiwan as part of a single large state, and Taiwanese have stubbornly insisted on their complete and final independence. The times of real military confrontation between the parties to the conflict seem to be left behind, but in the modern world no one can be sure that this powder powder will not flare up with a new force. And if such a possibility cannot be ruled out, then both sides, both China and Taiwan, are trying to build up their military capabilities along the coast of the Taiwan Strait.

At the same time, we should not forget that China is a state possessing nuclear weapons. Until recently, nuclear-tipped missiles were targeted at Taipei and other cities in Taiwan. Today, the Chinese side of the confrontation decided not to escalate the situation and gradually abandon the nuclear threat to its disobedient neighbor. This is due not so much to the fact that China fears to some extent the new support of the Taiwanese army from the United States, but because today's China is positioning itself as a state responsible for the so-called “global deterrence”.

It was the nuclear issue that forced Beijing to start developing new multiple launch rocket systems. In order to understand the specifics of Chinese developments in the area of ​​the MLRS, it is necessary to touch on the geographical issue. It lies in the fact that Taiwan is separated from the eastern coast of the Middle Kingdom by a strait, the average width of which is about 160 km. This figure was the starting point for the start of development of the Chinese MLRS. Even more than 15 years ago, the Chinese defense industry decided to create an alternative to the nuclear potential aimed at Taiwan. In 2004, the WS-2D was adopted by the PLA (People’s Liberation Army of China), developed and created by Sichuan Aerospace Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of rocket technology in the country. The undoubted advantage of this installation for the Chinese was that its firing range was about 400 km. This could mean only one thing: why show off their nuclear weapons, which acted like a bullfighter rag on a bull, if you can deploy several groups of WS-2D MLRS to the coast of the strait and send them to the "brotherly island".



Do not think that the WS-2D - this is the first MLRS, made by the Chinese. It should be noted here that a very unusual situation has developed in China: several firms are simultaneously designing and producing multiple rocket launchers, creating unparalleled competition for each other. In such circumstances, the incentive for creating a truly effective weapon for all participants in the absentee rivalry is enough. This is positively influenced by the extremely impressive funding of the new MLRS program from the ruling party.

Today, of the entire mass of Chinese MLRS specialists tend to pay increased attention to the WS series. So the company "Poly Technologies" is already successfully implementing a program to promote a new generation - WS-3. This installation is equipped with 6 th 400mm rocket projectiles that can travel two hundred kilometers. As we understand, this figure is quite acceptable for the Chinese. In this rocket installation can be equipped with a variety of warheads. This is a high-explosive variant, and a cluster with small caliber charges. Missiles are equipped with guidance systems based on GPS-complex. This allows accurate fire with amazing accuracy. Deviation from the target at a distance of about 200 km will not exceed 50 m.

By the way, when creating new Chinese MLRSs, global positioning systems are actively used. This configuration allows the rocket to "detect" the target and hit it as accurately and efficiently as possible. In order to prevent the MLRS strike power from being suppressed by interceptor missiles, Chinese engineers decided to supply some models of their installations with so-called “bluff missiles”. These are shells under the WS-1B marking, almost devoid of charge, which can attract the “attention” of the Patriot systems based in Taiwan. In this case, we can say that if the Chinese start a massive shelling of the territory of the island of Taiwan, then any anti-missile missiles will not be able to withstand such an onslaught and even with the use of dummy shells.

As a result, we can say that modern MLRS of China can impose its own conditions on any potential adversary.
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  1. Max. M.M
    Max. M.M 27 August 2011 07: 41 New
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    It’s no secret that China is stealing equipment from neighboring countries. and probably it’s Soviet or Russian technology that is modernized by the Chinese
    1. PSih2097 27 August 2011 09: 55 New
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      1 photo - MLRS "Tornado", at least licked from it.
      1. Maksim
        Maksim 29 October 2011 06: 49 New
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        the rank is many times weaker
  2. cVM
    cVM 27 August 2011 13: 56 New
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    I would very much like that there was a war between Taiwan and China, if you saw the strength of the Chinese army, and Taiwan is not weak, it is like the army of Israel, and I wonder what circumstances will be
    1. zczczc
      zczczc 27 August 2011 14: 22 New
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      Here are people like you in America and they are sitting — they help people to war, and then warm their hands on it. Do not want war, this is an unhealthy desire.
      1. cVM
        cVM 27 August 2011 15: 24 New
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        if the war is not with Taiwan and Vietnam, then it will be with us, and the enemy must be studied thoroughly as you recognize.
  3. Greyfox 27 August 2011 20: 40 New
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    In my opinion, these “pipes” should not concern Taiwan, but us. Our air bases in the Far East are in the radius of destruction of these "slimes." Such garbage, citizens.
  4. Ivan35
    Ivan35 27 August 2011 21: 15 New
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    I quote: "The missiles are equipped with guidance systems based on the GPS complex."
    It’s interesting - and what kind of positioning system - if pendossky - so they will also turn it off at the first shot to them
    Therefore, we developed our own Glonass - which does not pay off in any way - but is strategically necessary - because OWN - will not be disabled

    If they have our Glonass - again the question - we are not the USSR now - will the pendos order and turn off the Chinese again - or to openly confront China in alliance with China? I’m afraid we won’t pull it yet - we haven’t restored the union yet

    No one heard about their own Chinese system? Surely they are starting to develop - they can't do without it!
    1. Dvormen
      Dvormen 28 August 2011 07: 24 New
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      For these purposes, China naturally uses its own navigation system, I will not say for sure, but either the Bridge, or some of Compasses 1 or 2, but that it uses it for sure.
  5. Isk1984 27 August 2011 21: 19 New
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    I’ll surprise you, but the Chinese bypassed us here, of course, starting with copies of our equipment, now both in numbers and in many ways, especially in the latest models (the range is already like in tactical complexes) ... they have all the seaside under the hood ... all the more do not forget that basically our units are not very far from the border.
    1. Dovmont
      Dovmont 27 August 2011 21: 39 New
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      Can you surprise us more reasonably? Chinese MLRS created according to Russian patterns, they could not demonstrate better results than our MLRS. I will be very annoyed if you prove the opposite with facts.
  6. rumpeljschtizhen 27 August 2011 21: 24 New
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    .... well, at the beginning most likely not for us ........ and then they pick us up
  7. Isk1984 27 August 2011 23: 09 New
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    I will not write much, there is information about this, including a good article published here http://www.topwar.ru/1458-vladelcami-krupnokalibernyx-rszo-stanovyatsya-vse-bols
    he-armij-mira.html
    there are still addresses, but as they say here nearby, so as not to go far.
    In short, their systems hit a distance of 180-400km (depending on the model)
    with us if you remember up to 90 km. the number of specifically in the far east we have so much less systems, compared with the Chinese military units (54th Army Group of the Jinan Military District, 1st Artillery Division of the 42nd Army Group (Guangzhou Zhousky Military District), 9th Artillery Division 1- Army Group and the artillery brigade of Army Group 31 (Nanking Military District). This is where the systems are exactly ... maybe there are a lot of them in other parts too.)
    1. Joker
      Joker 27 August 2011 23: 15 New
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      Quote: Isk1984
      In short, their systems hit a distance of 180-400km (depending on the model)


      - need to add according to unverified data, this time, what accuracy will be and based on this whether this range is needed two.
    2. Superduck
      Superduck 28 August 2011 23: 19 New
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      we have 400 this is an expander
  8. Isk1984 29 August 2011 02: 22 New
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    Yes, we have Iskander, but it’s still an operational-tactical missile system (OTRK), the tasks are somewhat different.