Skip to comments.China deploys carrier-killer missile
Posted on 01/01/2011 12:42:17 PM PST by darkwing104
Adm. Robert Willard, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, told the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun that China is deploying its new Dong Feng-21D anti-ship ballistic missile they publicly claim can sink U.S. aircraft carriers. The Admiral stated this kind of capability should be a concern to the region, and it poses a challenge to any naval or air operations that would be conducted in that area were it to be employed.
What is a Dong Feng-21D?
The Dong Feng-21D is a land-based guided missile that launches it war-head into space and returns it to earth at ten times the speed of sound while maneuvering to strike a moving target. Updates and tracking will be provided by satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles and radar all linked by a communications network, most likely, provided by military satellites.
Since the targets will be out of sight of ground base units it would have to be dependent on air and space borne
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No problem.... we just launch a space shuttle armed with rockets and shoot down every damn chinese satellite we can find.
Well, that’s just not good. (if it works as advertised)
We are covered so don't worry.
We also have a few thousand ICBMs.
If they sank one of our carriers, I’d say that would be more than enough provocation to justify using one.
Nothing good could happen for the Chinese if this this picture came to pass. (think Trident)
Must be their ally the Russians, right?
First, there is no proof that this system even works. Second, even several direct hits from weapons of this size will not sink a carrier. Third, our carrier task groups each include Aegis cruisers and destroyers that are capable of shooting down incoming ballistic missile. This is an additional threat that must be taken into account, to be sure, but it is *not* a ‘carrier killer’.
Why sink the carriers when they can claim them for themselves as they are 0’s creditors?
He only jumps in if he can take credit for something or look good. Otherwise his surrogates have to do the talking.
Exactly why does the US think China is a broker in the Korea issue? Is it the Chinese involvement in the war? Their involvement in Vietnam? Their development of weapon systems specifically designed to counter us? Their not so secret long term hegemonic regional influence and desire to become able to project force? It is absurd to suppose the Chinese are in any way neutral or objective when it comes to Korea..... They have economic interests with the north which is dependent on them and they use the north as leverage against us, actually spurring on the conflict when we act in a way they don't like. For example, if we do something they don't like regard Taiwan, you expect that mysteriously and suddenly north Korea might flare up......... The US reliance on China for a solution to the north Korean issue is like asking a drug dealer to help in the treatment of the addicted.
We also have a few thousand ICBMs.
If they sank one of our carriers, Id say that would be more than enough provocation to justify using one.
5 posted on Saturday, January 01, 2011 3:51:40 PM by KoRn
When you say one i take it your refering to a baker’s dozen?
We have been seeing a lot of things about how strong China’s military is lately, and how we can’t bring our carriers close to China. I bet this is just a set up so Obummer won’t get to much grief for not defending our allies. I wouldn’t put it past him to let Taiwan fall with out any of our help. Or even South Korea.
“If they sank one of our carriers, Id say that would be more than enough provocation to justify using one.”
Like Soros will allow Obama to start a war with our country’s benefactor.
0 will always do the bidding of his marxist masters. I doubt if (heaven forbid!) say a carrier or its battle group were “liquidated” by the Chinese, he would do anything except bow and blame the downright mean country he is president of.
Well, he did have rushin' fingers. (and Roman hands)
Obama cancels anti-carrier killer missile missile. In order to spread the military power around and level the battlefield.
They call it the ‘Clinton’.
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