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US Technology in China’s new antisubmarine aircraft


Gaoxin 6

Hong Kong newspaper The Mirror magazine reports that China has finalised the development of its newest large antisubmarine aircraft Gaoxin-6, and will formally commission it in the future. Gaoxin 6 is equal to or surpasses US P-3C antisubmarine aircraft in its functions and will greatly enhance PLA’s antisubmarine capacity.

The report says that only Russia, the US, the UK and France are able to produce such large antisubmarine aircrafts, while China was not able to until now. The commissioning of Gaoxin-6 will be a major breakthrough in PLA’s antisubmarine capability.

According to the report, there are over 200 US-made P-3C antisubmarine aircraft in the areas around China. Those aircraft are nightmares for China, as they keep 24-hour surveillance on Chinese submarines. The PLA urgently hopes that China can develop a new antisubmarine aircraft to put other countries’ submarines under similar surveillance. However, as China lagged far behind in technology, it had been unable to produce such an aircraft in spite of years of research and development.

China learnt US technology from a forcibly landed US surveillance aircraft

On April 1, 2001, an American EP-3C surveillance aircraft was damaged due to a collision with a Chinese fighter plane, and had a forced landing at a Chinese airfield on Hainan Island. The Chinese stripped the US aircraft and studied it thoroughly. According to The Mirror, a Chinese scientist shed lots of tears when he held a piece of US equipment in his hands. He had been working for 8 years to develop something of similar functions without success. Seeing the US piece, he found a way to make breakthroughs in his research.

Gaoxin 6 has been developed on the basis of China’s large Yun-8 transport aircrafts. It can take off from an airfield with a short runway to conduct antisubmarine surveillance.

It carries the most advanced detection radar, magnetic anomaly detector and electro optical pod, and is able to detect Japanese and US submarines even after they have been upgraded to become stealth ones. In addition, it can lay down 100 pieces of SONAR. It is not only a surveillance but also an attack aircraft, able to carry air-to-air missiles, bombs, naval mines, torpedoes, etc. to attack submarines and surface ships.

The Mirror says that if the PLA has 100 such large antisubmarine aircrafts, it will effectively constrain US and Japanese submarines.

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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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