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NI: Chinese aircraft carriers can press the US Navy

The dominant position of the US Navy over time can press the Chinese aircraft carriers, says American military commentator Dave Majumdar. His article, published in National Interest, leads Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

“For many decades since the end of World War II, the US Navy group has been the dominant force in the oceans. Even the Soviet Union, which focused on the strategy of “prohibiting the free use of the sea” could not challenge the superiority of the Americans, for which he used heavy Backfire bombers, submarines and ships armed with long-range anti-ship missiles, ”writes Majumdar.

According to him, in China, "previously also adhered to a similar strategy, but today the Chinese are going to assemble their fleet, which one day will be able to challenge the Americans on the high seas."

In favor of his version, the author cites the fact that China acquired the aircraft carrying cruiser Varyag (Liaoning), which is intended "to defeat large surface targets and protect maritime formations from attacks of a potential enemy."

“Liaoning is only a starting point, it seems to be used as a“ training tool ”to develop the skills necessary to work with aircraft carriers,” said Majumdar and notes that “the US Navy needed decades of testing and mistakes. "

He recalled that "on the basis of the Russian Su-33, the Chinese created their own carrier-based fighter, the J-15, and as expected, China can build (or possibly already build) aircraft carriers that are suitable for the use of these aircraft."

However, the author is confident that it will take decades for China to build aircraft carriers, since the country has no experience building such ships.
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 22 September 2015 11: 21 New
    Everything is absolutely logical! The Chinese are dominant in surface ships, Ours in the submarine fleet and ground army. In the place we are power. And not some green pieces of paper are enough for us to chase.
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    2. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 22 September 2015 11: 30 New
      Inside BRICS and SCO, neutralize the contradictions between China and India. Against such a trinity, the Americans will not stand it and will certainly go to their periphery.
    3. ARES623
      ARES623 22 September 2015 12: 15 New
      Quote: Observer2014
      Together - we are force.

      Together with the Chinese? Oh well. Behind these comrades an eye is needed. They still have not explained why our Primorye is painted with Chinese color on some of their maps. For starters, we’ll take into account that nothing is done just there ... even without painting.
      1. WKS
        WKS 22 September 2015 12: 33 New
        In fact, aircraft carriers are ships for attacking areas remote from the metropolis. If China is going to subjugate remote overseas territories, then it needs an aircraft carrier fleet. But most likely China (by the way, and Russia) does not plan such aggressive actions, and therefore it does not require ships of this class. One two is enough to satisfy pride. In addition, sinking someone else's aircraft carrier is much cheaper and easier than building and operating your own.
        1. strannik1985
          strannik1985 23 September 2015 02: 15 New
          Come on. In your opinion, the USSR doctrine changed when they laid the ATAVKR pr.1143.7 Ulyanovsk?
      2. afrikanez
        afrikanez 22 September 2015 13: 05 New
        And who is to blame for this, I think local, corrupt self-governing people. That's where you need to start, then the Chinese maps will correctly color all territories. negative
      3. Sailor
        Sailor 22 September 2015 14: 48 New
        I completely agree with you, they adhere to their Eastern philosophy in order to pit two “tigers” and finish off the victorious but already weakened one. Our “neighbor” is very difficult.
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 22 September 2015 14: 09 New
      Yes you are a dreamer. First, China has its own interests. Secondly, they are at the dawn of the construction of aircraft carriers, moreover, at the stage of “finishing up” Soviet backlogs. The USA has been practicing the construction of an aircraft-carrying fleet for more than 70 years. Well, they do not spare their green candy wrappers on this expensive business.
  2. sinukvl
    sinukvl 22 September 2015 11: 22 New
    Why is our Admiral Kuznetsov in the photo for this article?
    1. Penetrator
      Penetrator 22 September 2015 11: 27 New
      Probably the Chinese do not give Liaoning to take a picture smile
      1. Bombardier
        Bombardier 22 September 2015 11: 30 New
        And I'm more amused by Western military observers and experts! Here's how to get settled in life - write nonsense, and you’ll be cut green paper for it! good
        1. avt
          avt 22 September 2015 11: 49 New
          Quote: Bombardier
          And I'm more amused by Western military observers and experts!

          Yeah, and the American with the surname Majumdar laughing Didn’t he write this article for an hour in Bombay? laughing
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          2. Mera joota
            Mera joota 22 September 2015 12: 07 New
            Quote: avt
            Yeah, and the Americans with the surname Majumdar. He did not write this article for an hour in Bombay?

            He is American Indian. He writes all kinds of heresy for magazines, but for some reason publications publish it.
            1. Stirbjorn
              Stirbjorn 22 September 2015 13: 00 New
              Quote: Mera Joota
              He is American Indian. He writes all kinds of heresy for magazines, but for some reason publications publish it.
              His articles have recently been posted here about Armata and the T-50. Now he reached for the Chinese aircraft carriers. Just another star has risen among the military expert analysts. So soon Feldenhauer will be eclipsed by Novaya Gazeta laughing
          3. Karlovar
            Karlovar 23 September 2015 11: 36 New
            USA-mnogonacionalnaja strana ... Tam zivut predstaviteli vseh narodov mira! V etom ih sila ...
    2. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 22 September 2015 11: 31 New
      Quote: sinukvl
      Why is our Admiral Kuznetsov in the photo for this article?

      Well, such a picture of a Yankees aircraft carrier from the periscope of our submarine would tear the nervous system of the frame, as he likes to say, to shreds! bully
  3. Sergey K.
    Sergey K. 22 September 2015 11: 22 New
    However, the author is confident that it will take decades for China to build aircraft carriers, since the country has no experience building such ships.

    The author’s confidence that China will need decades to build an aircraft carrier can be considered justified. China has already repeatedly proved in practice that copying from someone’s prototypes and producing their own is their trump card.
    MIKHAN 22 September 2015 11: 22 New
    I still like China in its strategy ... They quietly work without noise! They copy a lot and steal technologies, but this is all usual ..)))) bully China’s fleet should be powerful, their interests are there ..! (And we will help, of course, not mutually beneficial, as before)
  5. roskot
    roskot 22 September 2015 11: 30 New
    The Chinese Navy has already taken care of it. Everywhere mattresses propped up. There is nothing around the world to march around with the club of American democracy.
  6. V.ic
    V.ic 22 September 2015 11: 34 New
    Let the southern vector of China's foreign policy intensify! For me, a Chinese aircraft carrier at sea will be prettier than an American one. Although the option is not excluded in the future as in the old movie "PE".
  7. Dimka999
    Dimka999 22 September 2015 11: 36 New
    Liaoning-Lenin ....))
  8. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 22 September 2015 11: 37 New
    Dave Majumdar's real name is Captain Evidence laughing
  9. Denis_469
    Denis_469 22 September 2015 11: 42 New
    The author doesn’t know for sure that according to the Taiwanese, China has 2 Liaoning aircraft carriers ready for launch and another 4 are being built. Of these, 2 are nuclear. And Taiwanese say that China is building aircraft carriers according to Russian projects and there is a preliminary agreement on building aircraft carriers for Russia in China, which can simultaneously build 6 aircraft carriers.
  10. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 22 September 2015 11: 51 New
    NI: Chinese aircraft carriers can press the US Navy

    Well, maybe years through 10-20, then yes ... For comparison, the US has 10 nuclear aircraft carriers of the Chester W.Nimitz type, plus in the construction of the 2 of the Gerald R. Ford type (the first CVN-78 was laid out by 14.11.2009, 10.11.2013 was launched on the tentative date for the transfer of the 2016 fleet, the second "John F. Kennedy" was laid in 22 in August of this year, it is planned to be launched in 2018, the transfer to the fleet in 2020, the third "Enterprise" is planned to be laid in 2018 year).
    The air group of the American aircraft carrier 55 fighter-bomber F / A-18С and F / A-18E / F "Hornet", X-EUMX EW aircraft EA-4B, 6, E-4C Hockey plane, 2 of the PLO-I-I-I-4B, H-E, 60, Hocky, X-NUMX of the PLO-I-2, E-60C Hokai, 90; H, and as much as possible he can carry around XNUMX aircraft and helicopters.

    The planned aircraft group of the aircraft carrier type "Gerald R. Ford" around 90 F / A-18E / F Super Hornet and F-35C Lightning II fighter-bombers, EW EA-18G Growler EW aircraft, Grumman C-2 Greyhound transport aircraft, DRLO-X-NNXX Growler, and DRLO-X-NNXX Greyhound transport aircraft, X-ray e-2G Growler; Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopters and drone drone Northrop Grumman X-47B.
    Plus, you need to add UNX 8, the standard air group of which includes 6 — 8 of AV-8B aircraft (maximum 20 AV-8B) and 1 latest — passed to the fleet in 2014 year, America-type 6 F-35B 22 F-35B) another "Tripoli" laid 22.06.2014 of the year, and it is planned to build a total of 11 ships.
    For the time being, China can oppose ONE aircraft carrier Liaonin (nee Riga, then Varyag), carefully sold by our Brothers with the 24 air group of the Shenyang J-15 fighter (our Su-33 analog, built on based on its prototype T-10K-3, again carefully sold by the ukrami), the X-NUMX DRLO helicopter Z-4J (based on the French Super Frelon, but so far our Ka-18 helicopters are used), the 31 anti-submarine Z-6F helicopters. X-Numx Z-18C search and rescue helicopter (copy of Eurocopter "AS2 Dauphin" from France).

    It should be borne in mind that “Liaoning”, unlike “Americans,” has not a catapult, but a springboard, i.e. fighter spends the bulk of the fuel on take-off, or takes off with a lightweight combat load, which does not allow them to carry, unlike American anti-ship missiles. Those. Liaoning is a defensive weapon, and “Americans” are offensive.
    Construction of the first aircraft carrier on the national project may have started at the end of 2010. Before it is commissioned, deck fighters and pilots will use the Liaoning as a simulator ship for testing take-off and landing techniques on the flight deck and tactical use of aircraft from an aircraft carrier. At the same time, it is assumed that "Liaoning" will also be in a combat formation, since, according to various sources, China is preparing to have in the 2020-ies from four to six carrier-assault strike groups, which will be deployed in the South China and East China Seas.
    1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 22 September 2015 12: 13 New
      Quote: Novel 1977
      Well maybe in 10-20 years

      Not so soon, rather - through 60-70 :) But in principle, China has some chances
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  11. Good cat
    Good cat 22 September 2015 11: 58 New
    The Chinese are learning very fast!
  12. tomket
    tomket 22 September 2015 11: 59 New
    Quote: Denis_469
    on the construction of aircraft carriers for Russia in China, which can simultaneously build aircraft carriers on 6

    It’s probably easier for Putin to order an aircraft carrier in China than to contact Vasilyeva again))))
    1. Denis_469
      Denis_469 22 September 2015 12: 41 New
      We have no slipways suitable for their construction. And Vasiliev has nothing to do with it.
      1. soratnik
        soratnik 22 September 2015 14: 26 New
        And to build in Severomorsk for the Indians an aircraft carrier slipways were found. It’s just a trend that Putin falls under the Chinese. He probably likes it.
        1. Denis_469
          Denis_469 23 September 2015 11: 31 New
          It was not built, but modernized.
  13. soratnik
    soratnik 22 September 2015 12: 09 New
    I am happy for the Chinese! Apparently nothing like this can happen in our Navy! For this, Andrei Melnichenko bought a yacht the size of a destroyer from us. Apparently this is more necessary for our country now. Like the World Cup. If you can’t give people affordable bread, you can give spectacles. This is more profitable for someone ...
  14. Mera joota
    Mera joota 22 September 2015 12: 14 New
    From how it is, hypothetical aircraft carriers are superior to existing ones ...
  15. Dan Slav
    Dan Slav 22 September 2015 12: 16 New
    Soon, China will introduce the line of aircraft carriers in
    Option: simple or atomic
    Carrier Group X Aircraft
    Bonus is a pair of helicopters and an AWACS aircraft.
    Oh, and buyers come running! )))
    Seriously, we are waiting! The USSR failed to compete, Russia did not succeed.
    But China can do it. If only the volume of his Gorbi and corrupt special services did not appear.
  16. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 September 2015 12: 28 New
    The leading position of the U.S. Navy may eventually be supplanted by Chinese aircraft carriers, says US military observer Dave Majumdar

    What, again flowed in his pants?
    Well, how gentle they are, these mericatos.
    Only they can fight with the tribes.
  17. Platonich
    Platonich 22 September 2015 12: 28 New
    There was someone's prediction that the yellow race would rule the world! Very very like that! And Russia, as always, will be in the tail!
  18. Altona
    Altona 22 September 2015 13: 23 New
    The Pakistani analyst is no longer funny writing, it’s not interesting to read ... In general, the United States has two types of submarine ships and targets, according to their own admiral ...
  19. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 22 September 2015 14: 40 New
    This super-analyst (he is a military expert, he is a military columnist) of Dave Majumdar became a lot of something! Chito is for birds, and with what eat it? ... what
    Well, almost a messenger of God in the field of military analytics wassat Just like that, and everyone knows what will happen in 20 years, 30 years ... Who needs much for something .... lol
  20. nnz226
    nnz226 22 September 2015 14: 58 New
    In my opinion, the Chinese bought this aircraft carrier from the Vsvemerliklik back in the 90 years of the last century .... What did the Americans start to fuss about now? The Chinese finally made it ?! So it seems like a long time ago it raised the flag ... Inexplicable fuss ...
  21. Old26
    Old26 22 September 2015 20: 42 New
    Quote: sinukvl
    Why is our Admiral Kuznetsov in the photo for this article?

    Why, why ... They did not find a photo of Chinese from this angle