miércoles, 2 de junio de 2010

La asesina de portaviones de Taiwan / Taiwan "Carrier Killer"


Ha sido una noticia que apareció en Abril y la había dejado en el tintero/It was a story that appeared in April and had missed out:
Taiwan has unveiled an artist’s concept of an advanced missile corvette designed to counter the threat of Chinese aircraft carriers, according to various news services.
Dubbed the "carrier killer", the 1,000-ton corvette will be armed with Hsiungfeng-III ship-to-ship missiles. 
A computerized graphic of the 1,000-ton "carrier killer," which has so far been kept secret from the public, has gone on display at Taipei's military museum, run by the defense ministry, according to Agence France Press and Defense News.
Naval analysts believe the vessel is kept small to maximize speed and have a low radar signature. 
China, which has plans for future aircraft carriers, considers Taiwan a breakaway province that must be reunited with the mainland.
Artist’s concept of the so-called “Carrier Killer”:


El susodicho buque es una corbeta multicasco de unas mil toneladas de desplazamiento a plena carga, con tecnología Stealth y una velocidad maxima de 30 nudos. Como armamento, segun la imagen llevaria un OTO melara 76/62 Super Rapide en la proa, 4 SSMs antibuques Hsiung Feng III, MGs y un CIWS Phalanx, no tengo la seguridad de que lleve tubos de torpedos, un hangar con helicoptero o algun sistema SAM. normalmente dichos sistemas no son llevados en las corvetas o patrulleras de la marina de la ROC. Como sistemas de radar, es posible que lleve un radar de navegacion y uno busqueda aerea y de superficie.
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The above vessel is a multihull corvette about a thousand tons fully loaded displacement, with stealth technology and a maximum speed of 30 knots. As weapon load, according to the image would carry a OTO Melara 76/62 Super Rapide cannon in the bow, four Hsiung Feng III anti-ship SSMs in the middle ship, MGs in port and Starboard, and a Phalanx CIWS in the stern, I have no confidence that carried torpedo tubes, a helicopter hangar or SAM. these systems are not normally carried in the patrol corvettes and the ROC Navy. As radar systems, it may take a navigation radar and an air and surface FC and search radar


Una imagen de los misiles Hsiung Feng III/A image of Hsiung Feng III missile.



Aunque el concepto de "Carrier Killer" podria dar lugar a que esta clase pudiese ser usado contra los futuros portaviones chinos, es muy probable que dicha clase sea un sistema antibuque contra la nueva generacion de patrulleras de ataque rapido Type 022 (Houbei Class) de la PLAN. Dicho buque podria controlar los estrechos de formosa de incursiones chinas en Taiwan y prevenir un intento de invasion.
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Although the concept of "Carrier Killer" could lead to this kind could be used against future Chinese aircraft carrier, it is likely that this class is an anti-ship missile system against the new generation of fast attack patrol Type 022 (Class Houbei) of the PLAN. The ship could control the Straits of Formosa Taiwan of Chinese incursions and prevent invasion attems of mainland.