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US to deploy 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific in show of strength to China.




根據美國海軍研究協會(U.S. Naval Institute)船艦及陸戰隊美國太平洋艦隊(US Pacific Fleet)旗下航艦「林肯號」(USS Abraham Lincoln)被發現駛離加州聖地牙哥母港,駛向西太平洋。

美國航艦「喬治華盛頓號」(USS George Washington)也預計部署在西太平洋,取代「雷根號」(USS Ronald Reagan)。後者將離開日本橫須賀基地,駛往美國華盛頓州普傑海峽(Puget Sound)海軍造船廠進行維修保養。

除了「雷根號」,美國航艦「卡爾文森號」(USS Carl Vinson)及「羅斯福號」(USS Theodore Roosevelt)12日分別部署在關島及夏威夷,預計將留在西太平洋直到2024-4-7月。英國諾丁罕大學(University of Nottingham)副教授(Benjamin Barton)表示,這項部署旨在表明華府將重心放在印太地區,即便歐洲及中東目前都有衝突。..

US to deploy 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific in show of strength to China

  • Unprecedented increase in naval power to the region is intended as a signal to Washington’s allies and rivals, especially Beijing, analysts said
  1. Washington wants to reassure its partners that it remains committed to Indo-Pacific, despite conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

..The US is likely to deploy nearly half of its aircraft carriers in the western Pacific this year, in a signal of deterrence against the increasing military activity in the region by China and North Korea, analysts said.

Three US aircraft carriers are already operating in the western Pacific Ocean, with two more on the way. Their arrival will mark the first time that five of the 11-strong carrier contingent have operated in the region.

The USS Abraham Lincoln - part of the US Navys Pacific Fleet - was spotted heading out of its home port in San Diego, California and was sailing towards the western Pacific as of February 5, according to the US Naval Institutes Fleet and Marine Tracker.

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The USS George Washington is also expected to be deployed in the region to replace the USS Ronald Reagan, which will be relocating from Yokosuka, Japan for maintenance at the Puget Sound naval shipyard in Washington.

The USS George Washington was the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be deployed to Japan, where it served from 2008-15 before it was relieved by the Ronald Reagan for the midlife refuel of its two reactors, as well as repairs, upgrades and modernisation.

In addition to the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Carl Vinson and USS Theodore Roosevelt were stationed in Guam and Hawaii, respectively on Monday and are expected to stay in the western Pacific until April and July.

Last month, the Theodore Roosevelt and Carl Vinson strike groups took part in a Multi-Large Deck Event with Japan in the Philippine Sea that included enhanced maritime communication operations, air warfare operations, and cross-deck flight operations..

.According to the US Navy 7th Fleet, the exercise was intended "to strengthen maritime integrated-at-sea operations and combat readiness".

"We are more capable when we work together to address shared maritime security challenges," said Rear Admiral Christopher Alexander, commander of USS Theodore Roosevelts Carrier Strike Group Nine.

"Being able to consistently conduct complex operations such as this demonstrates the inherent flexibility of the US Navy to operate whenever and wherever we choose, giving our nation and allies flexible options for deterrence and defence," he said.

Also in January, the USS Carl Vinson conducted naval drills with South Korea and Japan in the East China Sea, following North Koreas firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

The trilateral exercises consisted of joint sailing, advanced maritime communication operations, maritime interdiction operations training, air combat drills, staff exchanges, and integration.

"Aircraft carriers are one of the most visible assets in our military. Deploying multiple carriers to a region sends a very clear signal to adversaries," said Brian Hart, a fellow with the China Power Project at Washington-based think tank the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

"Given the war in Ukraine, the conflict in the Middle East, and the Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, the US military wants to signal that it can handle those situations while remaining focused on the priority theatre, which is the Indo-Pacific."

Benjamin Barton, associate professor at the University of Nottinghams Malaysia campus, said the deployment was intended to signal Washingtons focus on the Indo-Pacific, despite the conflicts in Europe and the Middle East.

"It would seem that there a few reasons at stake: the first is clearly to send a strong signal to allied - of reassurance - and rival - of deterrence - powers alike in the Indo-Pacific," Barton said.

"[It is also] to state that although US foreign policy is currently consumed by two strategic conflicts taking place outside Asia - Russian aggression in Ukraine, the situation in Gaza - the Indo-Pacific is still very much at the forefront of its strategic concerns."

Barton added that "containing China within the region remains a top priority, even if theres been a warming of ties bilaterally".

Collin Koh, a senior fellow at Singapores S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, echoed Bartons view and noted that there had been no abatement in tensions over Taiwan, as well as in the South China Sea and the Korean peninsula.

"The surge in carrier deployments, as well as an intense series of theatre military engagements with close allies such as Japan, appear to have been designed to both reassure regional allies and partners, as well as deter adversaries such as China and North Korea," he said.

While there has been no significant PLA activity in the Taiwan Strait since the islands election last month of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Partys William Lai Ching-te as president, that could change in coming months.

There have been projections that Beijing could ramp up military activities near Taiwans presidential inauguration day in May.

Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory, to be brought under mainland control if necessary. Most countries, including the US, do not recognise the island as an independent state.

However, Washington is opposed to any attempt to take Taiwan by force and is committed to supplying arms to Taipei.

"The carriers are participating in drills to demonstrate US combat readiness. They are probably converging in the area in response to the Taiwan election," said Timothy Heath, a senior international defence researcher at US-based think tank the Rand Corporation.

"China is unlikely to risk any coercive action during the Lunar New Year, but the PLA could become more threatening against Taiwan after the Lunar New Year and around the time of the Taiwan presidents inauguration," he said.

In the South China Sea, there have been continuing tensions between Beijing and Manila over the disputed Scarborough Shoal, with a clash between the two countries coastguards on Monday.

North Koreas provocations of the US and its allies have also been on the rise. On Wednesday, South Koreas Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that North Korea fired several cruise missiles towards the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.

According to Barton, the US is clearly monitoring the situation in the Taiwan Strait closely, where he predicted that the PLAs military activities would continue throughout Lais time in office.

He added that the South China Seas strategic importance and the growing activism and defensiveness of North Korea also posed concerns in the region.

Washingtons show of strength is "designed to deter multiple fronts at once" and sends a message regarding "its ability to preserve peace and the status quo in the region through the deterring presence of its sheer military might alone", Barton said.

"I think Washington wants to impress this point upon Beijing and to others watching that it can multitask multiple strategic hotspots at once. The message is that its ability to work on several fronts should be seen as a strength and not a weakness to be exploited."

This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the most authoritative voice reporting on China and Asia for more than a century. For more SCMP stories, please explore the SCMP app or visit the 

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CHINA CV-18 vs USA CVN-78.

弄假成真?   中美開戰?.

 ..中國海軍CV-18 ,航空母艦模擬作戰圖China navy type 003.CV-18.CG. - Red Square 123的部落格-  udn部落格

除此之外美國軍艦 傑拉德·福特號 (CVN-78) .USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).在某些項目領域中輸給中國海軍 福建號常規動力航空母艦 令美國海軍顏面喪失殆盡誓不甘休的要以武力對決的模式挑戰中國海軍..


2017年4月8日,以自身動力首次出海試航,經多次工程延誤及超支後,於2017年7月22日服役。但是傳聞的電磁彈射系統扔然是頻繁的"故障"無法完全配合航空母艦作戰系統CORE SYSTEM.的標準要求,而嚴重性的影響到該航空母艦的作戰能力,相較於中國海軍的福建號常規力的航空母艦,優勝劣敗由此看兩軍尚未正面交鋒作戰 誰勝誰負天知曉?  滄海笑 /?

1:北韓頻繁的試射洲際飛彈ICBM.威脅到南韓,日本,及美國的國家利益,同時破壞亞太地區東北亞的區域安全,.因此美國藉故以維持東北亞地區的和平區域穩定狀況,而派遣3 艘核子動力航空母艦打擊群,聯合南韓,及日本舉行軍事演習,並且靠近中國的黃海及渤海.,意圖非常明顯的表示,除了壓制北韓,甚至於攻擊北韓之外,也就是說警告中國切勿輕舉妄動的支援北韓.

2:除此之外,中國海軍第三艘航空母艦, 福建號碼CV-18.即將進行海試等多項目的試驗,尤其是艦載機J-35.隱形戰鬥機機,將以電磁彈射系統的方式進行起降飛行試驗, 這無疑的令美國海生畏及恐懼,因為中國海軍突飛猛進的強勢崛起,在航空母艦的軍事領域某些項目,已經超越美海軍..

3:美國海軍福特號航空母艦.是美國首艘以電磁彈射系統進行艦載機起降的航空母艦.,美軍懷疑中國海軍盜版是模仿使用取得電磁彈射系統,應用於中國海軍福建號航空母艦?  因此心理不平衡,美國海軍玩弄航空母艦的歷史已經超過80 餘年而且是全世界海軍首先使用核子動力航空母艦服役的國家,也就是說有將近40 餘年的成績,傲視全球的海軍,但是如今此種局面被中國海軍突破性的發展迎頭趕上,而且甚至於超越,中國海軍使用20年的努力以赴,自立自強發展建設強勢的中國海軍,尤是在航空母艦的項目,中國海軍航空母艦福建號CV-18.以常規動力系統供應艦載機電磁彈射系統,明顯的優異勝過美國海軍福特號核子動力航空母艦的電磁彈射系統..

4:傳聞美國海要求派遣觀察員,登艦觀察中國海軍福建號航空母艦CV-18的試航行及J-35.隱形戰鬥機 ,如何應用該艦的電磁彈射系統,起飛艦載機的試驗飛行及降落.甚至於要求中國海軍提供SOP.的機密性文件以利觀察及審查軍被中國海軍斷然拒絕?,.


中國海軍第三艘航空母艦即將竣工可望提前於2025年服役China navy CV-18 as built soon. - Red Square  123的部落格- udn部落格


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