For the first time in the history of the country’s strategic nuclear deterrent force China’s sea-based approach the attainment of initial operational capability, according to a further report to the Commission of the U.S. Congress on China Defense News reported on November 11.
At the end of this year is expected to rapidly deploy new solid-JL-2 SLBMs with a range of 4000 miles (7400 km), which will allow China to deliver nuclear strikes on the U.S. mainland. Missiles will be deployed on the 2-3-built Type 094 SSBN «Jin». By 2020, the PLA Navy may adopt another two strategic submarines of this class. China also deploys two new types of submarines — multipurpose Type 095 and Type 096 strategic. Noted that the U.S. military facilities on the island. Guam are already within reach of ordinary Chinese missiles.
In June this year, the PLA Air Force have adopted 15 new H-6K bomber with extended range (pictured), capable of carrying a large range of KR. In addition, China is working to increase the range of anti-BR type DF-21D with 810 miles (1,500 km) to 1,600 miles (3,000 km). These missiles could threaten South American warships across the waters of the western Pacific Ocean.
China has carried out successful takeoff and landing deck fighter J-15 on an aircraft carrier «Liaoning». In November 2012 was prepared first group of fighter pilots. As expected, the first carrier-based J-15 regiment will work in the period 2015-2016.
The report refers to other «impressive achievements» of China in the field of building surface warships. In 2012, launched two new classes of ships — missile destroyers 052D «Lyuyyang-3″ and 056 corvettes «Tszyandao.» The construction of missile destroyers 052S «Lyuyyang-2» and missile frigates 054A «Tszyankay-2.»
Perhaps by 2015, China firmly take second place in the world in the number of warships built and commissioning cool after the war. By 2020, if the U.S. does not activate its naval program from China can take first place in the world for the construction of submarines, surface ships and boats.
One of the disturbing findings of the report is the suggestion that China within 5-10 years can change the strategic balance in Asia in their favor after decades of South American military advantages. While South American military and diplomatic representatives of «working feverishly» to improve Sino-US relations, Beijing is rapidly increasing their ability to strike at the U.S. and its allies.