China Announces How It Would Go To War Against The US Fleet

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  1. SajeevJino

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    China Announces How It Would Go To War Against The US Fleet


    The U.S. has made no secret that it's pulling its focus from the Middle East and directing military attention to the Pacific, and now China is pushing back.


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    The Economic Times reports China is increasing its conventional missile capability to carry out multiple launches, the one tactic that could overwhelm a Navy ship's defenses and cripple its abilities.

    Tan Weihong, Commander of China's Second Artillery Force says, "Conventional missiles are a trump card in modern warfare. So we must be ready at any time. We must be able to deliver a quick response to attacks, hit the targets with high accuracy, and destroy them totally. Of the 114 missiles [our brigade] has launched so far, all have accurately hit the target."

    For each incoming missile a U.S. Navy ship will have to perform some variation of the following actions:

    First it will launch a long-range air defense missile, like a SM-2ER. If that fails, then a shorter range missile like the ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile) will go out — then the ship's main deck guns will fire anti-air rounds with fused airburst shells.

    Surviving missiles will be engaged by close-in weapons systems like the Mk-15 Phalanx or the RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile). Any incoming missiles struck by these systems will be so close, and moving so fast, that incoming shrapnel and debris would likely be unavoidable.

    While all these "Hard Kill" options are going on, the ship's electronic warfare systems will have been trying to jam the incoming missile, offering the missile a false target, while firing off chaff (for radar guided weapons) and flares (for infrared guided weapons).

    All that for every single missile, so if China can send off several at once directed at the same ship, the chances of success on their part may increase exponentially.

    China Announces How It Would Go To War Against The US Fleet - Business Insider
     
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  3. spikey360

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    This is most true. A demonstration of the above tactic can be seen in the movie The Sum of all Fears. That was a good scene from that movie. :)
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    114 missile test and 100% sucesses rate by PLA......LOL. Even Chines space project does not have this great record. Btw from the looks of it Pak, should get Chini mizziles then NK missiles.
     

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