China's Aircraft carrier

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Pima, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Pima

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    So now it's time for the Navy posters to step in and discuss what impact this will have from a military position.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ca...qM5gcaT6iigrl5AObRtQVTGLQzEhONg?docId=5692225
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    I remember reading about the procurement a few years ago. I won't pretend to have the knowledge of the navy guys/gals on here, but there is one thing I heard over and over. China doesn't have a blue-water navy. They may have the carrier, but not the expertise in carrier tactics, operation, and using it for force projection. Just hear-say from others I've talked with.
     
  3. Pima

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    I agree.

    They bought this carrier 12/13 yrs ago. Theoretically, they have yet to train any military member to take off on Navy carriers. Look at how long it takes to get an initial cadre for a new airframe. They not only have to get them up an running regarding the airframe, but also to get the crew too. From there they need to train more personnel.

    I am curious, if it takes 5 yrs from test to cadre, 2 yrs from cadre to operational, how many yrs out are we saying?

    Caveat, I am sure the Navy posters can also explain that this is an old carrier, and much smaller than our best, so I am betting donuts to dollars it will be decades before they are ever near the level of our current Navy. Just like they are still behind the AF regarding their fighter.
     

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