Skip to comments.New Red Missile Armed With U.S. Technology (Charles Smith Alert)
Posted on 08/12/2003 6:32:11 PM PDT by HighRoadToChina
DF-15 data and snip from 2003 DOD report on the PLA http://www.softwar.net/df15.html
Chinese Missiles Target Okinawa Charles R. Smith Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003
New Red Missile Armed With U.S. Technology
The Pentagon reports that China has improved its missile force with U.S technology. The improvements enable Chinese missiles to now accurately strike the U.S. base at Okinawa with "satellite-aided guidance" navigation technology obtained from America during the Clinton administration.
The Chinese army has (People's Liberation Army, or PLA) developed a new version of its DF-15 missile - also known as the CSS-6. The new version is reported to be guided by advanced satellite navigation systems. The upgrade will allow the missile to accurately strike targets in Okinawa and Taiwan.
The new Chinese missiles were developed as a result of exports from the U.S. during the Clinton years. President Clinton was warned in 1997 by a Rand Corporation report that selling satellite navigation technology to the Chinese military was clearly a threat to U.S. national security.
"The most troubling potential transfer to China is Rockwell's proposed joint venture deal with the Shanghai Broadcast Equipment Factory and the Shanghai Avionics Corporation, the latter of which is a key enterprise of the Aviation Industries of China," states the 1997 Rand report.
"Rockwell Collins Navigation and Communications Equipment Company, Ltd. will design, develop, and build Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation receivers systems for the Chinese market. These components have serious dual-use applications, since the acquisition of reliable GPS data can enhance, to varying degrees, the capacity of militaries to field highly accurate cruise and ballistic missiles, such as those used to intimidate Taiwan during March 1996.
"More accurate GPS systems would enhance the PLA's ability to carry out attacks against Taiwan's military and industrial facilities, potentially reducing the ability of the Taiwanese military to defend itself against PRC coercive diplomacy. The use of GPS to enhance the accuracy of long-range Chinese cruise missiles, coupled with long-range sensors, would raise serious concerns for the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Pacific, and possibly circumscribe their ability to provide an effective deterrent in a crisis over Taiwan," states the Rand Corporation report.
Clinton Legacy in Action
Despite the warning from the Rand Corporation, Clinton personally approved the transfer of satellite navigation technology directly to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
The transfer also included several guided tours for Chinese army officers of U.S. manufacturing facilities. In 1997, the PLAAF was given a demonstration in Sunnyvale Calif., by Ashtech, a maker of GPS) receivers.
The briefing for the PLAAF and Chinese navy officers stated that "Ashtech produces a receiver that uses both the U.S. GPS signals and the Russian GLONASS signals resulting in significantly greater availability and integrity."
In 1999, the Clinton administration offered the PLAAF the latest in advanced "mobile radars," command and control systems, GPS navigation and "Surveillance Avionics" such as "Air to Air," "Air to Ground" and "Surface Area Movement" surveillance radars.
1,000 New Red Missiles
According to the 2003 Pentagon report, China is well on its way toward deploying an estimated 1,000 advanced ballistic missiles by the end of the decade.
The People's Liberation Army has over 450 missiles pointed at Taiwan and is currently adding new missiles at a rate of over 75 a year. Instead of slowing or halting missile production, China has in fact increased its production. Defense intelligence sources expect China to increase the rate of missile production to 100 a year by 2005.
The Pentagon noted that the ballistic missile trend poses "a growing and significant challenge" to the U.S., Taiwan and our Pacific allies.
"Within the next several years, the size of China's SRBM force is expected to grow substantially. An expanded arsenal of conventional SRBMs (Short Range Ballistic Missiles) and LACMs (Land Attack Cruise Missiles) targeted against critical facilities, such as key airfields and C4I nodes, will complicate Taiwan's ability to conduct military operations. By 2005, China will have deployed both the CSS-6 and CSS-7 SRBM," states the Pentagon report.
The 2003 Pentagon report also outlines exactly how China intends to make use of its new missile technology.
"Should Beijing choose escalation, a rapid transition from relatively low-intensity blockade operations to massive missile strikes would be a likely step, particularly as a pretext to an invasion," states the Pentagon report.
"These missile attacks most likely would be high-volume, precision strikes against priority military and political targets, including air defense facilities, airfields, Taiwan's C2 infrastructure, and naval facilities," notes the Pentagon report.
"Exclusive Taiwan reliance on active missile defenses and associated BM/C3I, however, will not sufficiently offset the overwhelming advantage in offensive missiles which Beijing is projected to possess in 2005," warns the Pentagon report.
Russian and Israeli Weapons
The Pentagon also outlined where China is currently spending its weapons money. According to the 2003 report, China has purchased over $2 billion worth of Russian weapons per year for the last four years.
The primary benefactor of the Chinese arms buys is the Chinese air force. The PLAAF has acquired Russian Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 supersonic strike fighter jets. The Pentagon also believes that China has acquired a limited number of naval-strike versions of the Su-30 fighter.
The report also mentions the newly developed J-10 strike fighter. Chinese sources indicate that a small number of the advanced fighters are in service, but the Pentagon report noted that it expects the supersonic jet to enter service in 2005.
China has also added to its EW (Electronic Warfare) arsenal with both new hardware and information warfare weaponry. China has purchased several Israeli made Harpy weapons. The Israeli Harpy can loiter over a battlefield for extended periods of time, searching for radars or communications radios, and then strike when it finds a target.
"The Chinese currently are focusing on eliminating specific deficiencies they have in both areas of IO/IW (Information Operations/Information Warfare) technology and training. The PLA is engaged in efforts to improve the staff planning process by applying joint forces concepts learned from studying foreign IO/IW doctrine," states the Pentagon report.
"Recent IO/IW military exercises claim to have included computer network attack and defend exercises. Public disclosure of these IO/IW exercises serves as an informational tool for the PLA to the future importance of IO/IW in Chinese military doctrine and reaffirms China's intent to continue developing and improving its IO/IW capability," notes the Pentagon report.
The new missiles and increased production rate comes as a shock to China apologists, who contend that China will halt its weapons buildup. The facts surrounding the massive increase in the Chinese military, however, clearly show that there is no end to the buildup increase in sight.
"The PLA will field large numbers of increasingly accurate SRBMs (Short Range Ballistic Missiles) and introduce LACMs (Land Attack Cruise Missiles) into its inventory. China's naval forces will continue their transition from a large coastal defense force to a smaller, more modern force able to conduct limited sea control operations against regional opponents in the East and South China Seas. China's air force will continue to assimilate greater numbers of fourth generation aircraft into its inventory, upgrade its regional IADS (Integrated Air Defense Systems), and expand its airborne refueling and AEW (Airborne Early Warning) capabilities. China will retain a numerical advantage over Taiwan in terms of both personnel and weapons," concludes the 2003 Pentagon report.
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The friends we subsidize at $3 billion per year. Make no mistake, Israel is a US ally, but selling such weapons to China is extremely short-sighted. Yes, the article is about US supplied tech, but we consider Clinton a traitor for selling such goods to China. Israel would be a better friend if it exercised a bit more restraint and judgement.
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