World War 3: China show mystery supersonic cruise missile weapon – South China Sea latest | World | News

China have showcased a design unlike any other in the military’s arsenal in a shocking video which was quickly re-edited to emit the weapon, sparking speculation the weapon was unveiled accidentally. China’s military recently published a video containing a clip of what appeared to be the launch of a new type of supersonic cruise missile. The military later withdraw the film and replaced it with a version with that scene removed. The original footage was released on social media by the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force as part of the…

China news: Putin helps Beijing develop missile defence system as Trump tussles loom | World | News

The system that Moscow and Beijing have teamed up to develop can warn of ballistic missile launches as they occur. Since the Cold War, only the US and Russia have had such systems, which involve an array of ground-based radars and space satellites. Speaking at Thursday’s international affairs conference, Putin said Russia has been helping China develop such a system. He said that “this is a very serious thing that will radically enhance China’s defence capability”. His statement signalled a new degree of defence cooperation between the two former communist…

US tested new missile in the Pacific as China paraded weapons

In the waters off Guam, the USS Gabrielle Giffords fired off a Naval Strike Missile (NSM), a sea-skimming cruise missile that is difficult to spot on radar, and can maneuver to avoid enemy defenses. The NSM, along with a variety of other weapons, were fired at a surplus US Navy frigate, the former USS Ford, which was towed to the Pacific to act as a target in an exercises called SINKEX. The Giffords is the first US Navy ship to deploy with the Naval Strike Missile, and analysts say it…

Navy sinks former USS Gerald Ford with Naval Strike Missile in Pacific

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords fired the Naval Strike Missile during an exercise near Guam on Tuesday — the first time the missile had been fired in the Indo-Pacific region. The drill, part of the Pacific Griffin exercise, sank the decommissioned frigate USS Ford. The NSM is precision-guided, with a large warhead built to destroy targets, according to Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. “You can hit most areas in the South China Sea if you’re in the middle” of that…

USS Gabrielle Giffords fires ‘sea-skimming’ Naval Strike Missile in Indo-Pacific for first time – Pacific

USS Gabrielle Giffords fires ‘sea-skimming’ Naval Strike Missile in Indo-Pacific for first time Sailors launched a Naval Strike Missile from the deck of the littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords on Tuesday, the first time such a weapon has been fired in the Indo-Pacific region, according to a Navy statement. The precision strike weapon “can find and destroy enemy ships at distances up to 100 nautical miles away,” the statement said. It zips over the ocean “at sea-skimming altitude, has terrain-following capability and uses an advanced seeker for…

San Mateo USN sailor serving on missile cruiser in S. China Sea

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Xandrix Gacusan from San Mateo, California (right) and Quartermaster Seaman Alex Guenther, from Gordon, Pennsylvania. (U.S. Navy/Specialist 2nd Class William McCann) SOUTH CHINA SEA — Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Xandrix Gacusan from San Mateo, California, monitored a Voyage Management System for safety and navigation on the bridge of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a replenishment-at-sea with the underway replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194). Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in…

Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea’s missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by the Cabinet, underscores Japan’s fear of being targeted by its neighbor. Its reaction to the North’s recent tests contrasts with a low-key response from the United States. “Taking into consideration its technological maturity acquired by nuclear tests, North Korea seems to have already achieved miniaturization…