According to a report on the “Russia Today” website on the 15th, the Russian army has recently been equipped with the latest “Yenisey” super radar. According to reports, the radar has superior technical and tactical performance, can be integrated into S-400 and S-500 air defense missile systems, has strong anti-jamming capabilities, and can track hypersonic targets and ballistic missiles.
According to the report, a senior official of the Russian military industry disclosed that the “Yenisei River” radar system was put into use in late April. It can run continuously for a long time, which is a very important technical indicator for radar. In addition, “it is completely automated, and there is basically no room for human error.” According to the report, the “Yenise River” system can detect air targets up to 600 kilometers away and ensure continuous tracking.
At the same time, it is also an active/passive dual-mode radar, which can perform reconnaissance without launching air-to-air radiation, detect air targets and provide guidance for air defense systems. It can send target information to the multifunctional radars of the S-400 and S-500 missile systems. At present, the “Yenise River” radar has been integrated into the S-400 “Triumphal” air defense system, and the S-500 system, which is also equipped with this radar, is expected to be put into use this year.
According to reports, the “Yenisei River” radar can effectively deal with interference. Another key function of it is the fan sweep function (most radars can only perform circular scanning). This allows the radar to track ballistic missiles and provide target indications for anti-missile systems. The continuous and long-lasting sector scan it provides will significantly improve the efficiency of the anti-missile system. In addition, the “Yenise River” radar can also indicate hypersonic targets for the guidance radar. Generally speaking, an advanced ballistic missile such as the “Iskander-M” first rises to an altitude of about 100 kilometers, and then begins an emergency maneuver to descend, which makes it almost impossible to intercept it. When approaching the target, “Iskander-M” releases the decoy, which completely disables the enemy’s radar system: there are so many fake targets on the screen that it is impossible to effectively use any anti-aircraft missile system. So far, the United States has not been able to figure out a successful response. On the contrary, the Yenisei River can detect and track these targets and provide accurate instructions.
Recent news has shown that the current absolute main force of the US Air Force-the F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters have a worrisome prospect: the US Air Force is considering cutting F-35 production by about half, and the F-22 will also be scheduled for 2030. Began to retire. The Pentagon made this decision because these two stealth fighters “have been unable to gain the upper hand in countering China’s new fighters.” The United States urgently needs to develop the next generation of fighters.
CNN said on the 15th that as the largest military purchase project in the history of the United States, the Pentagon will purchase about 2500 F-35 series fighter jets, and the entire project is expected to cost $1.7 trillion. But of this staggering figure, most ($1.27 trillion) are maintenance costs. As the F-35 project has been troubled by factors such as cost overruns and low compliance rates, from Congress to the military, there are growing voices advocating cuts in procurement of the fighter. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, criticized: “It is more expensive than we expected, slower than we expected, engine failures are more frequent than we expected, and repair costs are higher than we expected.” Therefore, The U.S. Air Force is planning to reduce the number of F-35 purchases from 1,763 to 800 and replace it with the Next Generation Air Superiority (NGAD) program, a secret sixth-generation fighter designed with digital engineering. Allegedly, a complete prototype has flown for the first time and “breaks many records.”
The epidemic in Taiwan quickly fermented, with 206 newly confirmed local cases and one imported overseas on the 16th. Many places on the island have urgently upgraded the level of epidemic prevention, and many people have begun to panic and grab shopping. Some public opinions call for the DPP authorities to put aside politics and obtain vaccines from multiple channels as soon as possible.
Shuangbei enters the “three-level alert”
Taiwan’s “Central Epidemic Command Center Commander” Chen Shizhong said that the onset of new cases on the 16th lasted from April 6 to May 15, including 89 in Taipei, 97 in New Taipei, and 9 in Changhua. Prior to this, on the 15th, 180 new local confirmed cases were added on the island. The “Command Center” announced that the Shuangbei (Taipei and New Taipei) area will be upgraded to a “third-level security zone”, business premises will be controlled by people, and family gatherings of 5 people indoors and 10 people outdoors will be suspended, but classes will not be suspended. If citizens go out Failure to wear masks in accordance with the regulations can be fined between 3,000 yuan and 15,000 yuan (NTD, the same below); if the family or social gatherings with more than 5 people and 10 or more people are not stopped, a fine of 60,000 to 300,000 yuan can be imposed. Taiwan’s “General Personnel Office of the Executive Yuan” stated on the 16th that civil servants who live or work in Shuangbei will work flexibly from the 17th to the 28th. New Taipei Mayor Hou Youyi announced on the 16th that a community screening station will be set up in Banqiao District to reduce the risk of cluster infection in the community.
The outbreak also caused a sudden shortage of medical resources. According to Taiwan’s “Central News Agency” report, the “command center” said on the 16th that there were only 51 empty beds in the negative pressure isolation ward of the Taipei district hospital, which was tight. It urged people diagnosed with mild illness to stay at home and wait for notification. Taipei Mayor Ke Wenzhe said on the 16th that it is no longer practical to do traditional epidemic investigations at this time. It should be the case that people who are tested positive should call their contacts to block the chain of infection.
In response to the Taiwan epidemic, the Hong Kong government announced that it will tighten the arrangements for people arriving from Taiwan from the 16th, from allowing home quarantine to be quarantined in designated hotels for 14 days. The Macau Novel Coronavirus Infection Response Coordination Center also announced that from 0:00 on the 16th, people who have been to Taiwan in the 21 days before entering the country must receive 21 days of medical observation at designated locations in accordance with the requirements of the health authorities.
Living supplies were wiped out
In the past two days, many areas in Shuangbei were empty. A netizen on the island said on social media that when he rode to the Xinyi District of Taipei City on the afternoon of the 15th, he found that the shopping area of Xinyi District was like an empty city, which was very different from the crowded appearance in the past, with only sporadic delivery. personnel. There are also netizens sending out the empty scene of the MRT Bannan Line. From the photos, it can be seen that there is no crowd at Shandao Temple Station on the Bannan Line. The netizen said, “I have been in Taipei for nearly ten years, and for the first time I saw that the Bannan Line was empty, and I was the only one who got off when I turned around. It is inevitable that I was a little scared.
At the same time, supermarkets and other stores across Taiwan are flooding with frantic buying (pictured). Taiwan Zhongtian News said that after noon on the 16th, many shelves of goods in the store were swept away. The most bought items were toilet paper, instant noodles, biscuits and noodles, although Quanlian stocks increased three or four times, and Carrefour even issued purchase restrictions. Ling, still can’t stop the situation of daily necessities being swept away as soon as they are put on the shelves. Some people scolded during interviews: “Chen Shizhong stepped down! All those responsible and who don’t care will step down. The epidemic is so hidden, what kind of official is the official.” Taiwan United News. lucky”.
Other counties and cities are also tense. In particular, Taoyuan City, which is adjacent to Shuangbei, and Yilan County, which is the hardest hit area of the epidemic, announced on the 15th that it has entered the “quasi-level three”; the central and southern cities of Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung City has also entered the quasi-three-level epidemic prevention at the same time. Tainan Mayor Huang Weizhe requested that various entertainment venues be closed from now until the 28th, and people wear masks all the way out. Taichung Mayor Lu Xiuyan announced that 23 major venues such as audio-visual singing industry and sauna will be temporarily closed. More than 900 venues in the city, such as community care and disability bases, parent-child halls, community activity centers, etc., will be temporarily closed. Night markets will also be closed, and religious venues will be temporarily closed. group activity. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Qimai announced that from now until May 28, people must wear masks when going out, and leisure and entertainment venues must also be closed. On the 15th, the Kinmen County Government held an emergency epidemic prevention meeting to finalize 14 response measures, including suspension of official business trips to the main island of Taiwan.
Public opinion calls for multiple channels to obtain vaccines
In terms of vaccines, Chen Shizhong announced that he would stop making appointments for self-funded vaccines from the 15th, leaving the vaccines for public vaccination. In view of the fact that the Wanhua District of Taipei City is the hardest hit by the epidemic, Zhang Longxing, the sub-director of the police force of the district, led his colleagues to the hospital for vaccination on the 16th. The Kuomintang called on the authorities to use multiple channels to purchase or obtain vaccines in a more active way. Zhao Shaokang, the media person of the chairman of “Zhongguang”, questioned that the Cai authorities are still not sieving in this situation. “If you are only afraid that the sifting will pierce the illusion of zero community infection, the bitterness will be borne by the whole people in the end, it is really hateful and too selfish. The former “legislator” Sun Daqian criticized, who caused the people of Taiwan to have only one risky vaccine to choose from? Of course it is the Democratic Progressive Party! On the afternoon of the 16th, Zhang Wei, a member of the “Chinese Reunification Promotion Party”, and others went to the “Disease Control Department of the Ministry of Health and Welfare” to raise a placard to express their request, hoping that Chen Shizhong would open the mainland vaccine as soon as possible, and said that the president of the “Unification Promotion Party” Zhang Anle had been vaccinated in the mainland. Vaccine, good health.
Taiwan’s “China Times” stated on the 16th that Taiwan’s local epidemic has always been sporadic. Cases from Taiwan have been frequently detected in the surrounding areas, but they were prevaricated by the Cai authorities for various reasons. At the same time, the mainland’s successful experience is Taiwanese society has become the target of ridicule. It is precisely in this atmosphere that epidemic prevention experts dare not act as the counter-scale of the Tsai authorities, and the media can only issue sporadic criticisms. Some health and epidemic prevention officials and scholars from blue camps have raised different opinions. , Will soon be included in the framework of the blue-green fight, turning the debate on epidemic prevention and control into a drama of the blue-green party again.
“Why should you buy a vaccine?” Chen Chaoping, a senior media person on the island, wrote an article that since the spread of the epidemic, the G7 countries participating in the World Health Assembly have intercepted medical resources, monopolized vaccines and vaccine manufacturing materials, and have been unkind. “Even if the United States gives us a gift of vaccines, will Central and South American friendly nations such as Guatemala ask Taiwan to fulfill its promises and maintain the friendship between the two countries?”
Yang Lixian, deputy secretary-general of the National Taiwan Research Association, said in an interview with a reporter from the Global Times that since the beginning of the epidemic, the attitude of the DPP authorities has been to not approve or even deny the mainland. “They don’t focus on how to fight the epidemic, but treat the mainland as the first enemy, guarding the mainland in all aspects, and at the same time, wooing all other countries.” Yang Lixian believes that the DPP authorities are aware of the current situation. The severity of the epidemic, and some action has been taken. In this case, it should be expected that the epidemic will be brought under control. “If the fight against the epidemic is not effective, it will be detrimental to the stability of the regime. They will definitely fight the epidemic with all their strength in the future.” Yang Lixian said, there is a shortage of vaccines on the island. “If the epidemic situation does not improve, it may be released in the private sector through other means, such as Accept through the Red Cross, or allow Lanxian to reach an agreement with the mainland, but the Taiwan authorities estimate that it is impossible to give the mainland vaccine the green light.”