If I play chess with a five-year-old child, no matter how many times I beat the child in chess, do you think I can be called a master? The same logic also applies to war. If a military power is bombing insurgents, and the other party’s most advanced weapons are Toyota pickup trucks and several machine guns, and the so-called fortress is only several old houses, will you call it war when the military throws decapitation missiles on the mud shed?
Therefore, these two issues are actually quite laymen and somewhat narrow.
Since the Second World War, the U.S. Navy and air force have never fought against close opponents. The U.S. military has only two departments, the army and the Marine Corps, which have so-called combat experience. Even such experience is obtained in a high degree of comparative advantage.
For example, American infantry rarely attack well defended fortifications. They will call an F-16 to drop some JDAM bombs, and the problem is solved. When the air raid you call may not be able to carry out, it means that you are fighting with your peers, and China is one of the few peers for the United States.
Therefore, in order to deal with competitors at the same level, comprehensive and systematic exercise is more important than low-intensity combat.
China’s ground forces have a series of “leapfrog” military exercises every year, in which two or more brigades confront each other. The blue army is the “enemy”, playing the role of a sharpener, and the Red Army is the people’s Liberation Army.
If the PLA adopts all-round simulation of actual combat, it must adopt the simulation system closest to actual combat. The whole army has popularized the laser simulation engagement system long ago. Unfortunately, due to the technical level, the laser simulation engagement system has been limited to individual weapons.
With the progress of technology, the laser simulation of Los weapons is not only limited to individual soldiers. After being hit and destroyed, tanks, aircraft, artillery and other equipment will also lock the fire control system and cannot shoot.
The weapon system requiring indirect targeting is automatically judged according to the force deployment and configuration of both sides in big data to simulate the battle damage.
Everything in Zhu rihe is for actual combat. Only when the training is infinitely close to the actual combat, can we give full play to the maximum training results in the actual combat.
This is the famous “NATO force” type 59 M1A2 tank. It simulates the enemy. Do you see the laser transmitter on the gun? It also has receivers on its shell and turret. The system is set up so that the Redford (Chinese tank) of Type 99 tank must hit it twice in front before it can be counted as destroyed.
The venue of the annual “crossing series” exercise is located in the famous Zhurihe training base, from which we can see the strong combat strength of the people’s Liberation Army.
Tank to tank, aircraft to aircraft, submarine to submarine, aircraft carrier to aircraft carrier, China lags behind us to a large extent. It is not surprising that China has entered the modernization of military hardware and personnel development late.
However, China is now at a stage where its “imaginary enemy” needs to think twice before attacking her. Her arsenal of Supersonic Missiles, “carrier killer” missiles, anti satellite missiles and energy weapons will cause heavy casualties no matter who dares to attack her.
The reason why it is called an “imaginary enemy” is that China never wants to be an enemy with anyone, especially with the country with the strongest military strength in the world. China’s army is only for defense, so no western country or Japan dares to put opium into the throat of the Chinese people again as before!
China has about 300 nuclear weapons for deterrence, while the United States has 7300. Therefore, the defensive nature of the Chinese army is obvious.
China has no intention of dominating the fate of other countries, nor does she want to be slaughtered. Therefore, she has frequently put forward the concept of “sovereign equality of all countries” in the United Nations.
On the other hand, we in the United States want to dominate everyone. According to the article of the worldwide network of US military base, “the United States has established control over the governments of 180 United Nations Member States”, while the United Nations has only 193 member states.
另一方面，我们美国想要主宰所有人。根据《美国军事基地全球网络》（the Worldwide Network of US Military Base）一文，“美国已经建立了对180个联合国成员国政府的控制”，而联合国只有193个成员国。
The United States spends 93% of its time in war. In its 200 year history, there is only 12 years without war! It will even launch war under false premise, such as the so-called “anti-terrorism”. In this process, with the continuous emergence of new enemies, it can always ensure that defense contractors can make profits for a long time in the future.
Now, the United States, which has 7300 nuclear weapons, calls North Korea, which has about six nuclear weapons, a “threat”. How much threat can North Korea bring us? Are you going to find an excuse to start a war again?
In contrast, Israel has about 80 nuclear weapons, but we turn a blind eye to it. Can you imagine what the United States would do if any Arab country wanted to possess nuclear weapons?
The concept of equal treatment of others has never existed in American history.
From the beginning, the United States believed that it was superior to other countries. Starting from its “destiny” theory, it claimed that it was superior to the Native Americans and defended their killing and occupation of Indian land. Then there is the “Monroe Doctrine”, which turns South America into its own backyard. Today, its concept of superiority has evolved into “the exception of missionary duty” – basically, if you don’t agree with my intervention, I have the right to kill you!
The world will not be peaceful unless the United States gives up its “I’m better than you” mentality. Unfortunately, even American citizens will not live a peaceful life until then, because its huge wealth has been wasted on the military industrial complex warned by Eisenhower.
Until then, China will and should continue to improve its military strength until it is stronger than that of the United States. She is absolutely capable of doing this!!
When the United States tried to cut off China’s cooperation in space projects, she developed her own space projects and was about to use local technology to build her own space station. Obama tried to cut off the sale of computer chips to China. She not only has the world’s fastest supercomputer, but also has just launched the world’s first quantum computer, which is more than 20000 times faster than her peers.
China’s latest military toy is this low-cost anti-ship and water skimming UAV missile combination. China is building a sea skimming anti-ship UAV. These weapons can easily stop an American airline worth billions of dollars!
I would like to focus on the military level. There is a characteristic of the Chinese army, which the Chinese call “fear of lack of firepower”.
During World War II, there was a huge gap in military equipment between China and Japan. The Japanese used to have a small tank, but it was not advanced by the standards of European countries. Even if its armor was so thin, the type 94 ultra light tank was still a nightmare for the Chinese army in the 1930s.
In fact, many Chinese soldiers didn’t even have rifles at that time. In major battles, each soldier has a rifle, 100-200 bullets and 2-3 grenades. As for the guerrillas fighting in the war zone occupied by the Japanese army, half of them did not even have rifles or pistols. In each battle, the standard equipment was five bullets, and others had to use knives and spears.
This is what the Eighth Route Army looks like. Its main combat department doesn’t even have decent armored vehicles.
After eight years of all-out war and five years of civil war with Japan, the Korean War broke out when the Chinese believed that China could finally live a stable life. This time, the situation was even worse, because the PLA had to confront the most powerful military force, much stronger than Japan and the Kuomintang, but he survived, tied with the United Nations and achieved his strategic goal.
The people’s Republic of China was founded on October 1, 1949. During the ceremony, a military parade was arranged. There were 119 artillery, 152 tanks and armored vehicles, 222 cars, 2344 horses and 17 aircraft. They were manufactured by 98 different factories from 24 countries. At that time, China was unable to produce any weapons above medium level, let alone advanced weapons. All 17 aircraft must fly over Tiananmen Square twice to ensure that the performance time of the air force part does not look too short.
Later, the Korean civil war broke out. With the support of the United States, Lee Seung Wan’s regime continued to advance to the north and close to the Yalu River. Northeast China was the only industrial zone. China could not afford the consequences of close combat with the U.S. Artillery Force at home, and even the threat was not enough, so the battle began.
Comparison of ammunition consumption between the two countries: 2.86 billion bullets in the United States and 1.745.3 billion bullets in China, which makes the comparison of equipment gap between the two armies more intuitive.
This is a US military deployment
This was China’s military deployment, and the army was the most powerful part of the people’s Liberation Army at that time.
During the Korean War, the PLA greatly admired the firepower and supply capability of the US military. Since the Korean War, the Chinese people’s Liberation Army believes that the era of relying on hand to hand combat and manpower has passed. They want to do everything possible to become a first-class modern military power like the US Army. Then they finally realized that these weapons represent their development process:
Lg-5 sniper grenade launcher is suitable for shooting the whole room at a long distance. Its accuracy is enough to shoot at the target from 1000 meters away.
A-300 rocket, one of the best artillery rocket systems in the world, has a maximum range of 290 kilometers and a target deviation radius of 30 ~ 40 meters.
Plz-05 155mm self-propelled gun, with more advanced automatic loader, is expected to increase the number of bullets carried by a single vehicle to more than 50, and the range of launching gliding shells can reach 100 kilometers.
Type 055 destroyer, with a maximum tonnage of 13000 tons and 112 vertical launch units, is the same as Arleigh Burke flight III.
055型驱逐舰，最大吨位13000吨，垂直发射单元112个，与Arleigh Burke Flight III相同。
HQ-9 long-range air defense missile is used to intercept air attack targets at different flight altitudes, including conventional combat aircraft, stealth aircraft, armed helicopters, cruise missiles, air to ground missiles, etc. at the same time, it has the ability to intercept tactical ballistic surface to surface missiles (TBM).
Dongfeng-41 intercontinental missile, with a range of 14000 kilometers, is the most important strategic killer.
Df-21d medium range ballistic missile was developed as an aircraft carrier killer in the 1990s and 21st century to make up for the lack of air defense force.
J20 stealth jet fighter is the only fifth generation fighter, and the other is F-22 fighter.
In terms of the army, the armored force and Artillery Force of the Chinese people’s Liberation Army have been greatly strengthened. From 2000 to 2021, the number of tanks has increased from about 7000 to 8000; The number of infantry combat vehicles increased from about 500 to more than 2100; The number of armoured personnel carriers increased from more than 1500 to 3350; Other personnel carriers and armored vehicles increased from about 10000 to 27700.
Aircraft carriers have grown from nothing. At present, China has two conventional powered aircraft carriers with a displacement of about 65000 tons. At the same time, one “003 aircraft carrier” is about to be launched, and the number of destroyers, frigates, submarines and other equipment has increased sharply.
China needs an army strong enough to think twice about any possible threat. The weapons I show are only partially published to the public, but no one knows how many sophisticated weapons the PLA has hidden. Do you still think China’s military strength is weak?