Chinese Air Force and Navy air force has been equipped with a large number of code-named KD-88 long-range air surface missiles, Chinese missiles
Canada "Kanwa Defense Review" magazine recently published an article that the Chinese air force and naval aviation has been a large number of equipment, code-named "open space -88" (KD-88) of the remote-to-ground missiles, marking the "outside the combat zone," is rapidly PLA air power as an important way of fighting.
"Outside the combat zone" means the use of distance-to-ground weapons range of the enemy air defense weapons to attack outside, the biggest advantage is one way to achieve worry-free attacks, greatly reduce the loss of one's own equipment and personnel. In view of this, from the 90s of last century, "outside the combat zone" has been the U.S. and other Western countries, the military-wide.
"Chinese and" said that several local Standoff Weapon in the war's outstanding performance, China has vigorously developed the same type of equipment to ensure that the future is not controlled by others. Over the years, several products have been fitted out in force and get open, causing widespread concern in the outside world.
Among them, the "open space -88" is undoubtedly the leader. The missile is in the C-802 anti-ship missile developed on the basis of the composite guidance system, the maximum range with the U.S. AGM-84 "SLAM" missles are pretty, which means that the PLA fighters do not have to break into the next-to-air fire blazing network, to be able to target the enemy, "a surgical strike."
According to analysis, "open space -88" missile technology the most prominent features are two:
First, with route planning system, which can set several turning points in advance, so that after the missile launch is not out of the straight-line trajectory to the target, to intercept the enemy and thus greatly increase the difficulty.
Second, the introduction of "human in the loop," the guidance mode, the operator can data link to allow temporary changes to the middle of the missile target in flight to attack the enemy emerging;
In the last paragraph of the missile flight, the operator can see on the console to return the missile data link through the image, then manually select the target of attack, to ensure combat effectiveness.
Taiwan's "militarist" magazine had previously speculated that, "open space -88" missile with a major air force and naval air force to China's JH-7A fighter-bombers and Air Force H-6H / M medium-range bomber, intended to enhance the aircraft's range precision strike capability.
Far as the missile range, the PLA fighters flying even in the mainland coast, but also cover Taiwan's military objectives. If you let go to play a JH-7A and H-6H / M combat radius advantages, these fighters mounted "open space -88" missiles, but also constitute a deterrent against U.S. forces in Japan, even far from the U.S. military in Guam base is also within the scope of combat.
Foreign media also pointed out that "open space -88" appearance, means that the PLA over the past 10 years, the only reliable source of long-range air-ground precision strike weapons -
Su-30MKK together with the introduction of the Russian-made fighter Kh-59T missiles no longer be loved, as Kh-59T maximum range of only 115 km, guided mode is also the only television-guided one.
More importantly, Kh-59T full control of the supply chain in the hands of Russia, the Chinese side can not use arbitrary, if not timely supply in wartime Russia, the PLA fighters are bound to face a lack of long-range ground fire embarrassment. On the contrary, "open space -88" missile developed by China itself is produced to ensure adequate supply.
Executive director of the United States, 2049 Mark Stokes Institute (Chinese name Shi Mingkai) as the representative of the Western military experts believe that China is committed to creating a similar type of U.S. air support rapid reaction force, the aim is to achieve a relatively enclosed areas fire from the air to the ground advantage.
"Clearly, the emerging 'open space -88' long-range precision missiles, ground attack weapon, its rapid development of the PLA are the 'sea of fire tactics with Chinese characteristics' tailored."
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U.S. 2049 Institute of CEO Mark Stokes (Chinese name Shi Mingkai) as the representative of the Western military experts believe that China is committed to creating a similar type of U.S. air support rapid reaction force, the aim is to achieve a relatively enclosed areas from the advantages of air to ground fire.
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"Clearly, the emerging 'open space -88' long-range precision missiles, ground attack weapon, its rapid development of the PLA are the 'sea of fire tactics with Chinese characteristics' tailor-made." The picture shows another air surface missile YJ-62, because the volume is too large, only can be carried by H-6 bomber.
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