Skip to comments.Chinese Warships Prepared To Fire On The Japanese Navy Twice
Posted on 02/05/2013 7:56:12 AM PST by blam
Chinese Warships Prepared To Fire On The Japanese Navy Twice
February 5, 2013, 6:06 AM
The Type 053H3 frigate is armed with a HQ-7 eight unit SAM launcher and Type 79A twin barrel 100 mm gun
Last week a Chinese warship pointed its missile guidance system at a Japanese destroyer in an unmistakable show of aggression, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced today.
The brief report out of Tokyo cites a January 30 event where a type 053 Chinese frigate locked its "sixth fire control radar" onto a Japanese helicopter equipped vessel out of Yokosuka. Japan has two helicopter carriers, and they are the largest vessels in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. If it was one of these it was likely the Hyûga (DDH-181) whose home port is naval base Yokosuka.
The fire-control radar used by the Chinese ship is employed specifically to help combat systems achieve a "firing solution," the complex calculation required to hit a target. It's a very narrow, focused beam of radar, and there's no mistaking its intention.
The New York Times reports this is the second instance of a Chinese vessel using fire-control radar against Japan. On January 19 another Chinese frigate hit a Japanese helicopter with fire-control radar before switching it off without incident.
The area in the East China Sea where both countries maintain competing claims over a string of disputed islands has seen dozens of incidents between the two countries in the past months, but this move by China brings the situation to a new level.
It's been a steady progression.
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God help us.
How many more rungs are there on this escalation ladder?
Face it, Obama is an isolationist who has pulled back all the influence that America normally wields. That influence is what keeps the planet “basically” at peace.
The US has basically done this in the past and we got WWII.
At this point we could be heading right towards WWIII simply because Obama is incompetent, has no knowledge of history, and is totally deaf.
...personally, I’m beginning to think Obama seeks domestic and foreign war to solve his debt and economic problems. He’s dumb enough to think that.
And if the Japanese don't run, the backup plan is to make mocking gestures?
They probably only have two rounds because the quartermaster sold the others on the black market.
“... Im beginning to think Obama seeks domestic and foreign war to solve his debt and economic problems. Hes dumb enough to think that.”
He’s not dumb. Destroying the US mil, then bringing on WWIII is the action plan for the final solution to his problem with the existance of America.
The Chinese have stolen Japan blind. If China is stupid enough to shoot at, dammage, or sink a Japanese vessel, my money’s on the Japanese. All of SE Asia will join with them.
man o man...sombody’s just spoilin’ for a fight!
The Chinese have stolen Japan blind. If China is stupid enough to shoot at, dammage, or sink a Japanese vessel, my moneys on the Japanese. All of SE Asia will join with them.
Could the Japanese and others could win the attrition war? In all probability they would have a qualitative advantage, but it would have to be like 1905 all over again for Japan. The Japanese are not what they were either. Not enough of them, anyway.
Don’t believe the smoke our gub mint tries to blow up our wazoos.
China and Korea HATE Japan and the Japaneese.
Makes me want to head down to the great Walmart for some slightly tainted poonjab doggy yum yums...
Is that a rising sun flag on the helicopter carrier in the foreground?
Yes. And, the other carrier appears to be flying a USA flag.
Well, imagine that: Chinese minds that were indecisive and didn’t fire. They’ve learned well from us. ;-)
It's not a carrier. The JMSDF doesn't have carriers. It's a "helicopter destroyer" (DDH)
similarity to the Italin light carrier Cavour notwithstanding
> It’s not a carrier. The JMSDF doesn’t have carriers. It’s a “helicopter destroyer” (DDH)
I don’t care what they call it. It’s got a flight deck and the superstructure is over on one side. It’s a little tiny carrier.