Hey ... please no country bashing. I'm from Germany and I won't say I'm educated to "understand everything, from politics, macro-economy policies, manufacturing to armed force" ... so please be fair.
Japan should have at least 5 carriers. Ideally 10. Vietnam navy at least 12 submarines and some dozen of frigates and destroyers. I am willing to bet the Pla will use China’s industrial might to make warships like chinese sausages.Of course the Japanese F-35Bs are not in service yet and JS Izumo and JS Kaga have not yet been modified. While plans are to acquire 42 F-35Bs, they will be procured little by little. The defense budget request for next fiscal year includes the associated cost for 6 F-35Bs. So I'd imagine it take about a year for delivery, at which point, the modification on JS Izumo probably will be finished. The mid-term defence plan which goes to year 2023 has a plan for procuring 18 of the 42 planned F-35Bs. In other words, number are few.
J-15 numbers are also quite few. It is het to be seen if another batch of J-15s are to be made. For carrier 003, some catapult capable J-15s would be needed I would assume. But for the time being, around 22 J-15s.
In an attrition style battle, the F-35Bs, even with fewer numbers should maintain superiority. But if a third batch of J-15s are made by the time Japan has only 18 F-35Bs (about 2024), then J-15s might have enough numbers to deter F-35Bs in some scenerios. A Chinese stealth successor to the J-15 seems at least a decade away. Naturally the location of a speculated engagment is going to have a big impact. In the Taiwan Strait or Paracel Island group, Japanese F-35Bs may be at the disadvatage. But in the Philippine Sea, Indian Ocean, or southern half of the South China Sea, J-15s would be at a disadvantage.
Those countries that u have listed can only afford to have 2 ACs at best- that is if they even atually need them.I don't know why people are comparing Japan to China, comparing Japan to China makes about as much sense as comparing India to China, countries like Japan, South Korea, Britain, India, Russia etc.. can only hope to have 1 or at best 3 CVs & that's it, economicaly they are incapable of mass producing carriers, China & the US are the only countries capable of mass producing aircraft carriers.
Hey Eagle don't write off the things out right.Many of dreams as such been shattered in past and bravado being proven wrong. Let the man speak of words while on other hand, the battleground will prove otherwise. Don't feel provoked on something of a theory as such whereby comments are made without due consideration of forces & elements as well as tactics into play.
But Chinese think tanks don't think so.His own navy is a joke compared to PLAN, the poor thing needs to bring in the USN.
Just read the post I quoted and revisit your word of "write off" & "outright" while comprehending my post.Hey Eagle don't write off the things out right.
If I give reference in favor of post from none other than Chinese media than are you ready reconsider what you have written ?
But Chinese think tanks don't think so.
Nonsense!Those countries that u have listed can only afford to have 2 ACs at best- that is if they even atually need them.
I don't c how south Korea n India ever need any.
India's blessed geography gives her plenty of natural ACS which is in line with her policy of securing the Indian ocean, while south Korea has no vast overseas interest.
Russia' AC got screwed again recently n she's officially having zero active, patrolling AC. This is why ACS r always made in at least sister pairs. 1 is patrolling while the other is undergoing maintenance.
U check carefully whether that's a Heli carrier or aircraft carrierNonsense!
Japan can build 5 or 10 Izumo class carriers in no time. A bit more money - let’s say - double the budget is helpful. Shinzo Abe can ask the BoJ to print money.
Here a Viet Navy captain onboard of the Izumo, at the carrier‘s steering wheel at the recent exercise.
I would like to read your interpretation on this, why is the AC seems alone in this video clip?Pls keep your friendship to yourself!
By the way, why is the carrier not escorted by warships? Where are the cruisers? destroyers?
Our fishermen come close I would guess within 100 meters.