December 26, the official Chinese naval fleet expedition Gulf of Aden waters, the implementation of international anti-piracy task. In light of this extraordinary voyage, the Chinese Navy and the Department of Defense in the 23 held a press conference full of self-confidence and self-confidence from the Chinese naval fleet of advanced weaponry, high-quality, well prepared and international Strong community support and willingness to assist.
Destroyer is enough firepower
Went to the waters of the Gulf of Aden to assume the task of escorting the naval fleet from "Wuhan" guided missile destroyer, "the sea" missile destroyer, "Weishan Lake" comprehensive supply ship, and with 2 helicopters, equipped with weapons There are guns and missiles.
The navy's fleet, each in China and the international media reporters to observe the authority of the military research institutions have shown a keen interest, in particular, "the sea" ship (No. 171), little is known about its past, the outside world. Some foreign media reported that "the sea" is the Chinese military, said fans of the "Chinese Aegis" destroyers, the Navy is the first generation of Chinese have phased-array radar, vertical launch air defense system missile destroyers, are served by the South China Sea Fleet. "Access to the sea" ships with a displacement of 7,000 tons and a speed of about 30, equipped with 2 4 new joint anti-ship missile launchers, 2 air defense missile vertical launch system, a single-tube 100 mm main guns stealth, 2 made 7 30 mm near Fang Bao, 4 multi-purpose launchers, 2 triple torpedo tube, with a "card -28" anti-submarine helicopters. Taiwan's "state of the art technology," the magazine said, "to the sea," the biggest bright spot is the ship-to-ground tactical missiles, cruise missiles and tactical performance that made the United States and "Tomahawk" more or less the same range of about 2,000 km, using satellite navigation.
"Haikou" expedition ship the Gulf of Aden, a lot of fans believe that the military, after three years of service and a series of live-fire training exercise to show that we have been out of the new destroyer equipped with a pilot phase, have met all the initial fighting Capacity, and has made the region the first generation of carrier-based air defense capability. "Haikou" ship is the recent U.S. Naval War College Forum that the focus of heat, the majority of people believe that the vessel is a voyage of the ocean-going ships Class for the first time the ability to test and other ships and combat capability of the match focused on testing.
As a base supply ship at sea
Due to the ocean-going naval escort mission lasted 3 months, the range of close to 6000 sea miles in a straight line, how to protect China's fleet replenishment of the military sector has become the focus of attention, because the ocean-going fleet of supply security is a national navy is a "blue water" . The fleet set sail with the "Weishanhu" comprehensive supply ship. The ship is a navy ship with the first night of sailing ability to supply a comprehensive supply ship, on July 1, 2003 Huangpu Shipyard launched service in April 2004, into the South China Sea Fleet, hull number 887.
According to Jane's ships to the information provided, "Weishan Lake" is designed to build China's largest supply ship, the captain of 171.4 meters and 24.6 meters wide, draft depth of 9 meters with a displacement of 23,000 tons, at the same time for more than two Supply ships, mainly for ocean-going supply. Who has had the experience of the "Weishanhu", who told reporters: "887 is like a ship at sea a large logistics base, goes a huge three-containing fuel, diesel barrels, fresh water, food and soft water, deck Helicopters can take off and land. 887 ships carrying food to ensure that officers and soldiers in formation during the mission eat fresh vegetables, which is great, because to be at sea for three months of combat officers and soldiers, fresh vegetables is very important. In addition to , 887-ship can carry about 680 tons of ammunition. "
"Weishanhu" supply ship has gone through a number of ocean-going navigation tests, according to the "Liberation Army Daily" bin reporters that in November 2005 to December, "Weishanhu" with the "Shenzhen" missile destroyer and the visit to Pakistan India, with the two navies in the sea area in the northern Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean held in non-traditional security exercise, the "Weishanhu" is part of the voyage, "returns to visit." Last September, "Weishan Lake" and "Guangzhou" missile destroyer composed of Chinese naval fleet went to the French naval port visit to Toulon. As a result, "Weishanhu" ocean-going supply of very experienced.
Navy also said the convoy operation, the Chinese naval fleet will be in a timely and friendly countries to carry out a number of ports of call and supplies to meet the needs of ocean-going deployment.
With the ship after a special forces training
Dec. 23 at the Department of Defense news conference, German journalists: "These are about to participate in the task of escorting officers and soldiers who have received combat training whether or not? Is not in the past few weeks have been related to their combat training?" The Chinese navy deputy chief of staff, General Xiao New Year replied: "First of all, our officers and men to complete his mandate, there is no problem. The three-ship of the officers and men are well-trained, and In response to the task carried out the necessary training before the war, and I believe that our officers and soldiers on such a task is no problem. "
The Navy special warfare brigade sent a counter-terrorism unit with the formation of the Gulf of Aden off, the board responsible for tasks such as cleaning, which is a public official for the first time China sent military special operations troops fighting abroad. Russian media speculated that the Chinese naval special warfare brigade was established in 2002, is currently 11 army special forces unit set up in the latest of a. Its fleet in order to detect the original ship amphibious reconnaissance squadron group as the backbone from the expansion of the merger, resident in the city of Sanya in Hainan Province.