Russian media doubts US Navy’s huge fleet plan

Recently, US Defense Secretary esper announced a naval fleet plan. According to the plan, by 2045, the U.S. Navy will have 80 attack type nuclear submarines, and the total number of ships will reach 540. The plan has attracted wide attention from the outside world, and many Russian media have questioned it. They believe that, in the absence of theories and theories, the US Navy “has neither fighting spirit nor organization”, and said that the US Navy will have no future if it plagiarizes ideas. According to the Navy Fleet plan, the U.S. military will build a more balanced naval force to contain Russia and other countries in the future, esper said. In response, Russian media said that more than 500 U.S. naval vessels are difficult to effectively check and balance the Russian navy. Culture and fighting will are the “soul” of a navy. Russian soldiers in the Middle East battlefield and combat readiness patrol show far more fighting will than their opponents, while the US Navy’s fighting will is not in the best state. This year, novel coronavirus pneumonia has been encountered in nearly 190 ships of the US Navy, accounting for 60% of the total fleet. Remarkable readiness for combat readiness is evident. The dismissal of the captain of the “Roosevelt” aircraft carrier in his letter of help also revealed the deficiencies of the US Navy in cultural construction. In terms of funding, according to the 2045 fleet plan, 13% of the U.S. Navy’s budget in the future will be used for huge ship building projects, excluding personnel training, weapon platform development and factory test. At that time, it is uncertain whether the US Navy will have sufficient financial support. < / P > < p > in addition, although esper listed the proportion of each ship type, the development idea is still not clear. Taking the idea of “small conversion” put forward by the US Navy recently as an example, the US Navy has launched a coastal combat ship with high price and high profile. It is believed that the warship can not only avoid the attack of opponents, but also be suitable for coastal area operations. However, in reality, because many countries have set up “forbidden zones” to prevent them from approaching their own coastal areas with the help of the deployment of powerful “anti-ship curtains”, aircraft carriers can not provide protection for littoral combat ships, as a result, such warships can only be shelved. Russian media said that the U.S. Navy’s transformation plan may create a “hole” in its own finance. Some analysts also say that during the tight period of the general election, the trump administration has launched a new plan to attract attention and win votes. However, with the change of government, the future vitality of this costly fleet plan is in doubt. During the cold war, the Reagan Administration of the United States put forward the so-called 600 warship plan, and the target opponent was directed at the Soviet Navy. The explosive ship building plan threatened the Soviet Navy in quantity and quality, forcing the Soviet army into an arms race. Russian military experts stressed that time has changed. The US government has forgotten the general background of its defense strategy at that time, and has blindly imitated the digital naming method. The current Russian government and navy are more rational than ever. Russian media also pointed out that the US military is still clinging to the old thinking of the cold war and is difficult to win the naval battle under modern conditions. Under the guidance of the new military doctrine, the Russian army is constantly developing new strategic weapons. Recently, the Russian Navy successfully test fired “zircon” hypersonic missiles in the waters of the white sea. As a sharp weapon to counterattack large platforms such as US aircraft carrier and amphibious attack ship, the missile can seriously damage the US strategic platform. It is worth mentioning that the new frigate “admiral Gorshkov” was responsible for the launching mission, which was named after marshal Gorshkov, commander-in-chief of the Soviet Navy. Gorshkov’s theory of “direct tracking” at sea and other operational concepts became the basis for the Soviet Union to confront the US surface forces. Russian media mentioned Gorshkov again in order to show the Russian Navy’s leading advantage in the construction of naval theory, and pointed out that the absence of US Navy theory is like its “Achilles heel”. In the future maritime confrontation, the US Navy will be attacked by more advanced opponents. Two years ago, President Putin proposed a promising naval fleet and made a systematic plan for the fleet structure, tactics, weapons and equipment. < / P > < p > there are also concerns from foreign media that the US Navy has launched the so-called 355 ship plan and 540 ship plan in succession, which will boost the military situation in the Asia Pacific region. According to the “India Pacific strategy” of the United States, the US military will deploy more than 60% of its ships in the vast sea areas from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean in the future, which will have an important impact on the geopolitical pattern of the Asia Pacific region and trigger the adjustment and reform of the defense policy and military strategy of the stakeholders. At the same time, the United States continues to take “big power competition” as its strategic keynote and frequently launches military expansion plans, which will inevitably lead to targeted counter-measures by Russia and other countries. In the future, no matter whether it is the mutual check and balance of strategic nuclear forces or the invisible contest in the state of mixed war, the confrontation of arms race among great powers will involve a lot of human and material resources, which is not conducive to world peace and development, and there are few winners.