US Fleet Rattled By China's Carrier Killer
The test of a new missile is heightening concerns over Beijing's arms build-up, says Michael Sheridan
We here at AAB aren't as rattled as the crowd at the London Times but China is happy.
China successfully hit a carrier sized target in a desert test of a new antiship missile system. They claim to be able to hit similar sized moving targets but we have our doubts, especially about hitting moving targets capable of active target acquisition system deceptive actions. The images above, by the way are U.S. Navy photos of a Nimitz class carrier and a trident missile, we couldn't find any public domain images of China's new "secret weapon" "Carrier killer". While we are skeptical we do view this as an important story so we provide a link in below and a hyper link to the full story in the London Times. Our analysis is that the dragon would need a really lucky shot to kill a U.S. Carrier and they are years away from effective carrier operations themselves. So if we follow the advice offered by Namazu a while back we should still end up "shooting fish in a barrel" if China miscalculates and starts a naval war in the China seas anytime soon.