Spokesperson: PLA Air Force makes breakthrough in strategic transformation

发言人:我空军战略转型由量变向质变跨越

Source
China Military
Editor
Yao Jianing
Time
2016-11-07

“党的十八大以来,人民空军飞越岛链、管控东海、战巡南海,加快成体系发展高新武器装备,推进空军战略转型由量变向质变跨越。”11月4日,空军在中国航展现场举行新闻发布会,新闻发言人申进科介绍了中国空军发展的有关情况。

BEIJING, Nov. 7 (ChinaMil) -- "Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the PLA Air Force has flown over the first island chain, carried out management and control of the East China Sea and combat patrol in the South China Sea, and developed high-tech weapon and equipment at a faster pace. The PLA Air Force's strategic transformation is moving from quantitative to qualitative changes," Shen Jinke, spokesperson for the PLA Air Force, said at a press conference on Nov. 4.

11月4日,空军在中国航展现场举行新闻发布会。

The press conference was held at the site of the 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2016) in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province.

——飞越岛链。2015年3月30日,空军轰-6K飞机首次飞经巴士海峡赴西太平洋远海训练。截至目前,空军已6次飞出第一岛链演兵西太平洋,出动轰炸机、歼击机、预警机、加油机等多型战机。依照相关国际法和国际实践,空军将常态化组织航空兵飞出第一岛链进行远海训练。

- Flying over the first island chain. The PLA Air Force's H-6K bomber flew over the Bashi Strait for the first time on March 30, 2015 for far-sea training in the West Pacific.

So far the PLA Air Force has flown over the first island chain to conduct military exercises in the West Pacific six times, dispatching a wide variety of aircraft including bomber, fighter, early warning aircraft and refueling plane.

According to international laws and practices, the PLA Air Force will organize aviation units for far-sea training beyond the first island chain regularly.

——管控东海。2013年11月23日,中国政府宣布划设东海防空识别区,空军当天就进行了空中警巡。3年来,空军一直保持常态化空中警巡。空军将继续毫不松懈地实施东海防空识别区空中警巡,坚决捍卫中国的正当合法权益。

- Management and control of the East China Sea. The Chinese government announced to set up the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on November 23, 2013, and the PLA Air Force carried out air patrol on the very day and has maintained normal patrol in the past three years.

The Air Force will continue to patrol the air space over East China Sea ADIZ to resolutely defend China's legitimate rights and interests.

——战巡南海。今年7月中旬,空军出动轰-6K飞机赴黄岩岛等岛礁附近空域进行战斗巡航,歼击机、侦察机、空中加油机等一同遂行任务。空军航空兵赴南海战斗巡航已经实现常态化,并将继续常态化进行。

- Combat patrol in South China Sea. The PLA Air Force dispatched H-6K bomber to carry out combat patrol in the air space near the Huangyan Island and other islands and reefs in mid-July this year, along with fighters, reconnaissance planes and refueling planes.

Combat patrol in the South China Sea by the Air Force aviation units is and will be a regular practice.

——防空反导。空军地空导弹部队已经装备中国自主研发的第三代地空导弹,并形成作战能力。目前,空军地面防空兵形成了远中近程、高中低空相结合的作战体系,信息化条件下防空反导能力全面提升。

- Air defense and anti-missile. The PLA Air Force's ground-to-air missile force is equipped with third-generation ground-to-air missiles independently developed by China and has formed combat capability. At present, the Air Force's ground air defense unit has established a combat system covering long, medium and short ranges and high, medium and low altitudes, and its anti-missile air defense capability in IT conditions is comprehensively enhanced.

——国际合作。近年来,中国空军与世界各国空军在高层互访、联演联训、作战训练、飞行安全和装备技术等领域开展了广泛交流合作。

- International cooperation. The PLA Air Force has carried out extensive exchange and cooperation with foreign counterparts in such fields as high-level mutual visits, joint exercise and training, operational training, flight safety and equipment technology in recent years.

“中国航展走过20年,已成为中国空军与各国空军交流合作、与人民群众亲切互动的有效平台。”申进科说。

"Having developed for 20 years, Airshow China has evolved into an effective platform for the PLA Air Force to communicate and cooperate with foreign counterparts and interact with the masses," said Shen Jinke.

“人民空军正在进行具有里程碑意义的、设计塑造未来的深刻变革,迫切需要社会各界关心支持和鼎力相助。期望广大民众能从本届中国航展上,深切感受到人民空军的意愿和期待,为建设世界一流空军助力加油。人民空军将飞得更高更远,离民众更亲更近。”

"The PLA Air Force is undergoing profound changes of milestone significance and is in urgent need of the support and help from all walks of life. We hope people can feel the PLA Air Force's willingness and expectations from this year's Airshow China and endorse our efforts to build a world-class Air Force. The PLA Air Force will fly higher and farther and get closer to the people."

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