Is A Batch Of Russia’s Most Advanced Surface To Air Missiles Sitting On The Sea Floor?

Russia has confirmed that it did indeed sell long-range 40N6 surface-to-air missiles to China as part of a sale of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. At the same time, the Russians have revealed that none of those interceptors ever reached their destination after the ship carrying them got caught in a storm that resulted in the loss of the entire shipment, possibly with some of the missiles physically going overboard into the sea. On Feb. 18, 2019, Sergei Chemezov, the CEO of the state-owned industrial conglomerate Rostec, which includes the state-run…

US stealth jets train for high-end combat in the Pacific, as a furious China flaunts ‘carrier killer’ missiles

Lockheed Martin US F-22s, F-35s, and B-2 stealth bombers have been training in the Pacific for a high-end fight. This comes as China continues to threaten the US and deploys missiles made to sink aircraft carriers. The US has committed to challenging Beijing’s attempts to control the South China Sea. China doesn’t like those challenges, and it has a plan to counter the US’s stealth advantage. US F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters and B-2 stealth bombers in the western Pacific recently trained for high-end combat scenarios requiring the full might…

Next stop Guam? China shows off its next generation DF-41 and DF-26 ballistic missiles

China’s ballistic missile technology is advancing rapidly and recent demonstrations of its capabilities leave little doubt that when it comes to military dominance in the Asia-Pacific region, Beijing is keen to send a message to Washington that the United States is not the only player in town. Last month, the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) showed off its firepower by running a simulated strike mission using a Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and revealing footage of the improved stability of Dongfeng-26 (DF-26) ballistic missile. Chinese missile drill tests…

China Says Its Hypersonic Missiles Can Sink American Aircraft Carriers

China says its new hypersonic missile, the DF-17, can sink U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The claim, which ran in several media outlets controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, came just hours after U.S. and British Royal Navy warships sailed through the South China Sea together. Yes, China almost certainly has such missiles. Whether the country could marshal the resources to locate a carrier at sea and then sink it is a much more open question. According to United Press International, China Times and other state-run news outlets across China reported…

Stealth Fighters, Carrier-Killer Missiles and Deadly ICBMs: How China’s Military Is Evolving

TAIPEI – The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s 125-page report, “China Military Power – Modernizing a Force to Fight and Win,” details China’s military modernization efforts with an emphasis that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not a “national army” but a military arm of the Chinese Communist Party that exists to guarantee the CCP’s survival. To improve the military’s ability to protect the Party from losing power, the CCP has been generous in providing the PLA with an increased budget of 10 percent per year from 2000 to 2016. In…

China mobilizes missiles able to sink US warships in South China Sea

China has mobilized its long-range DF-26 ballistic missiles, according to Chinese media. The nationalist Global Times warned that the “far-reaching, anti-ship ballistic missile” is operational, noting that the news comes just days after a US destroyer challenged China’s excessive claims to the South China Sea. The warning also comes a few weeks after a Chinese admiral suggested sinking two US carriers. Chinese media touted the mobilization of a “far-reaching, anti-ship ballistic missile” Thursday, specifically highlighting its ability to target ships in the South China Sea. China’s DF-26 ballistic missile has…

US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new Chinese missiles

The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world’s largest superpowers, which are currently locked in an escalating trade war and ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway, which separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, three…

China Just Deployed Its Deadly DF-26 “Carrier-Killer” Missiles in A Very Slick Way

China has deployed anti-ship ballistic missiles to the country’s northwest plateau in an apparent attempt to protect them from the U.S. Navy’s own missiles. The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force positioned at least a dozen transporter-erector-launcher vehicles for the DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missile at a previously undisclosed training range near Alxa in China’s Inner Mongolia region, Jane’s reported after reviewing DigitalGlobe satellite imagery dated Jan. 9, 2019. The deployment reportedly was a response to the appearance of a U.S. Navy warship near the Paracel Islands on Jan. 7, 2019. The…

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts, says report | world news

China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, US news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports. The installations, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the Spratly islands, where several Asian countries including Vietnam and Taiwan have rival claims. China has made no mention of any missile deployments but says its military facilities in the island are purely defensive, and that it can do what it likes…