2017-12-05 04:33:35 UTC
Should the United States attack and destroy the artificial islands China has created in the South China Sea?
Answered Nov 21
USA can no longer steam her carrier groups between Taiwan and China as she did with Nimitz and Independence in 1996. The military strength of China now, and even more in the immediate future will deter USA from intervening. For all practical purpose, the 1st Island Chain is China in all but the name. If push comes to shove, China will control the 2nd Island Chain as well. USA will have to keep their carriers in Frisco Bay to remain safe.
USA cannot win a war with China even in the Pacific Ocean.
China military might and knowledge now is very much further ahead of USA then is realised by most people. The Dong Fang 21 D is a real carrier killer. And not just from tests made in Western desrt of China.
US NAVY FEARS China's DF 21D missile WORLDS FASTEST ANTI SHIP MISSILE
A Chinese DF-21D ASBM costs only $5 to $10.5 million. China can afford to build hundreds of them.
China Successfully Tests 'Carrier Killer' Missile In The Gobi Desert.
That was in 2013. The missile will be even more lethal by now and in future
China's 'Carrier Killer' Missile Test
A condemned old space project support ship of 10000 ton was modified as a simulation of US Navy carrier and sunk by DF-21D missile live firing in the Pacific sailing 2000km from China in 2010.
2017年11月16日 08:02 新浪军事
I should add too that China got an even better anti ship missile, the DF-26
China's DF-26 Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile: What Does the Pentagon Really Think?
And thats only for starters. What then about supersonic Chinese anti ship cruise missiles by the thousands?
China's YJ-18 Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile: America's Nightmare?
And how about subsonic anti-ship cruise missiles? also by the thousands?
And yeah, stealth too.
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Come look at China's coolest new missiles
The GB-6A, based on the GS-6 glide cluster bomb, has a turbojet engine (seen in the cutaway at the missile's rear) which could give it a range of 500-600 kilometers (that's about 311-373 miles). Its stealth would make intercepting it highly difficult.
GB-6A subsonic stealth cruise missile, like its American counterparts JSOW-ER, uses a stealth glide bomb (the GS-6) for its fuselage, attaching to a turbojet engine. At about 13-16 feet long, it would likely weigh one ton with a 500 kg warhead. The GS-6A can be launched by the J-10B multirole fighter, and presumably the J-16 and JH-7A strike fighters, and H-6K bomber. The cruise missile would increase China's A2/AD operations by providing a stealthy attack option against enemy bases and warships.
YJ-12 : US media’ exposure of China’s most dangerous missile so far, even more dangerous than DF-21D
DF-21D MIRV Version
YJ-12 Anti-ship Missile Regarded by US media as China’s Most Dangerous Missile
US War on the Rocks website published an article on July 2 titled “China’s Most Dangerous Missile (So Far)” by Robert Haddick, an independent contractor at U.S. Special Operations Command, that regards China’s YJ-12 anti-ship missile as China’s most dangerous weapon so far.
An article by Wang Genbin, deputy commander-in-chief of Department 4 of China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp. (CASIC), on a journal publicly available in China. Wang says in the article that in the two decades since 1988, China spent 3 billion yuan ($494 million) in successfully developing DF-21A, 21B, 21C and 21D missiles and completed the transition from development of only nuclear missiles to that of both nuclear and conventional missiles and from fixed target to low-speed target. In addition, the accuracy has been improved from several hundred to several tens of meters. The two decades from 1988 ended in 2008. What Wang says means that by 2008, DF-21D is able to hit low-speed target, i.e. a warship, with the accuracy of several tens of meters. Do you think Wang’s figure is not based on tests? In China, an officer of his rank will be in problem if the accuracy he mentioned is not based on tests.
For fear of being blamed for revealing the secret about the test results of DF-21D, important Chinese official media 环球网_全球生活新门户_环球时报旗下网站says in its report : A US research institute believes that in 2011 and 2012, China conducted quite a few launches of DF-21D in the South China Sea and successfully hit and sank a simulated model of aircraft carrier made by transforming China’s Yuanwang 4 survey ship.
Return to YJ-12, Haddick says: Naval War College Review published a 2011 study that YJ-12 had the longest range of 400 km among all the ASCMs in the world. It enables Chinese attack aircraft to launch it outside the engagement range of US Navy’s Aegis Combat System and the SM-2 air-defense missiles. As a result US aircraft carrier strike group does not have enough time to respond to the attack.
Haddick describes in his article a realistic future scenario of China sending 48 Su-30 MKK or J-11B fighter jets to attack a US aircraft carrier combat group. The Chinese aircrafts are supersonic and have a combat radius of 1.500 km. They each can carry two to four YJ-12 missiles. As those aircrafts are roughly equal in strength to that of US F-15E fighter-bombers, the aircrafts from the US carrier can only shoot down a few of them. The 100 YJ-12s launched by them from various directions at very low altitude above sea surface will not be detected until they are so close that the US warships have only 45 seconds to engage them.
According to the conclusion of a study from the Naval Postgraduate School, surface warships on alert were only able to hit 32% of the attacking missiles. That means more than 32 of the more than 100 ASCMs will hit US warships, but US navy will be in trouble if only five of them hit US warships.
China's New Destroyer, The U.S. Navy's Anti-Ship Missile Failure, And Preemption
Anders Corr , CONTRIBUTOR
JUL 1, 2017
China unveiled its Type 055 naval destroyer on June 28, the latest step in its decade and a half of military buildup. The new Chinese destroyer outcompetes U.S. destroyers and cruisers, highlighting a major failure in U.S. Navy planning that stretches back to the 1990s. Given the 055’s long-range supersonic YJ-18and YJ-12over the horizon (OTH) anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs), the Chinese destroyer currently outcompetes U.S. Arleigh Burke class destroyers and bigger Ticonderoga class cruisers. Both ships rely on fewer and shorter-range Harpoon anti-ship missiles (ASMs) and aircraft carriers that are themselves vulnerable to China’s ballistic missiles. The U.S. Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), under development since 2009, would right the balance, but not for years to come, and meanwhile we must assume China will continue improving its capabilities. Reaction times to the latest supersonic and hypersonic anti-ship weapons can be as short as 15-30 seconds. The YJ-18 and YJ-12 are inspired by Russian design, and the threat environment is complicated by unconventional technologies such as Russian-made anti-ship missiles camouflaged as commercial shipping containers. The U.S. Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) ASCM variant, which may be deployed before 2020, has less range than its Chinese counterparts.
JUNE 28, 2017
First Strike: China's Missile Threat to U.S. Bases in Asia
China's Mach 6 Monster Air-to-Air Missile Could Make the U.S. Air Force Come in for a ‘Crash Landing’
November 28, 2016
The Chinese military has apparently test-fired a new — and potentially powerful — very-long-range air-to-air missile. If reports are accurate, the new weapon could hit U.S. aircraft at twice the range at which the Americans can shoot back.
Images depicting the new missile under the wing of a Chinese air force J-16 fighter circulated in November 2016. The J-16 reportedly fired at least one of the missiles, successfully striking an aerial target.
China has developed air-to-air missiles at a pace at least as rapid as its development of fighter aircraft. The new very-long-range air-to-air missile, or VLRAAM, appeared suddenly. Foreign observers apparently don’t even know what the Chinese call the new munition.
Technical data on the missile is hard to come by, but the photos Beijing has allowed to leak do at least establish the weapon’s dimensions, which — along with a raft of publicly-available scientific research — hint at the missile’s capabilities. In the photos, the VLRAAM is clearly around a third the length of the J-16, giving the munition an overall length of around 20 feet and a diameter of roughly a foot.
In any event, the weapon is much more substantial than is the U.S. military’s own longest-range air-to-air missile, the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. The AMRAAM is just 12 feet long and seven inches in diameter. The latest version of the American missile, the AIM-120D, reportedly boasts a maximum range in excess of 90 miles.
The new Chinese munition closely matches the dimensions of Russia’s K-100 air-to-air missile, which has been in halting development for 25 years now but could, in theory, hit targets as far as 200 miles from the launching plane.
To achieve its apparent long range, the Chinese VLRAAM reportedly relies on a powerful rocket motor than can propel the munition at “hypersonic” speeds of up to Mach 6 — half-again faster than the AIM-120D’s own top speed.
China also have the DWL-002 passive radar detection system using multi-station layout, the base station will capture the signal, the signal to reach the station by calculating the time difference, you can calculate the radiation source and the distance difference between each station, and then find the coordinates of the target in the air.
DWL-002 Passive Detection Radar System Able to Detect Stealth Aircrafts
How Effective Is China's New Anti-Stealth Radar System, Really?
According to recent reports in the Chinese media, China is betting that its new DWL002 passive detection radar system will grant its armed forces a massive boost in countering the United States’ advanced stealth fighters. According to a report inDefense News, Chinese sources claim that the radar will render systems like the advanced F-22 fighter and the upcoming F-35 “obsolete” — a strong claim to be sure.
The DWL002 came to light in recent years and has been pitched by Chinese sources repeatedly as a credible counter to conventional stealth military aviation. The DWL002 is an emitter locating system (ELS) which partially iterates on innovations found in older Russian designs, including the KRTP Tamara series and ERA Vera-E. The DWL002 is a more advanced ELS compared to China’s YLC-20 system (which is itself based on the KRTP-91 Tamara). The United States and other Western European countries have abandoned the use and development of passive-detection radar systems, citing poor accuracy. China and Russia continue to use the systems. The DWL002 itself will have a likely range of around 400-500 kilometers and is comprised of three stations that operate in tandem, placed kilometers apart. According to Defense News, the DWL002’s range would allow it “cover all of Taiwan and the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, but [it] is not within range of U.S. military bases on Okinawa. Nor can it reach the Philippines.”
The DWL002, if it lives up to its touted capabilities, would severely hamper stealth fighter-based attempts at establishing aerial control over Chinese territory provided Chinese air defense systems are operational. Anti-stealth radar technology would play an important role in allowing the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to effectively counter parts of the United States AirSea Battle operational concept, for example. Part of the effectiveness of AirSea Battle relies on the U.S. Air Force and Navy deploying long-range stealth-based air platforms. With the DWL002 ELS, Chinese air defense systems would be significantly more effective at detecting hostile stealth aircraft. Another feature of the DWL002 that has drawn some attention from the Chinese media — notably the Global Times, according to WantChinaTimes— is its ability to track aircraft without notifying pilots that they have been detected by radar. Furthermore, according to Vassily Kashin, senior research fellow at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, a Moscow-based think tank, the DWL002’s capabilities are not being exaggerated and pose a serious threat to stealth platforms.
The DWL002 system is not only operational, this is sold and operating in Turkmenistan . This will detect the USAF flying tankers and EWCS to guide Chinese planes and VLRAAMs to take down the tankers and EWCs
Using Google translate
Part of China missile lead came from their research and using of N15 propellant while the USA and Russia still uses the Trident D-5 propellent.
Also the advances and lead of China now in the guidance and radar subsystems and anti-jamming integrated into complete networks to bring the missiles good news to their targets.
And Chinese design in integrating all above together and industrial productions to churn out thousands of the various missiles.
Foreign media shocked China air missiles have been achieved across the board across the board
As for the C4ISR
China's future satellite navigation will be millimeter-accurate
China's future satellite navigation will be millimeter-accurate
The Beidou 3 will guide military munitions and drones.
By Jeffrey Lin November 7, 2017
The Beidou satellite is usually launched by LM-3 space launch vehicles.
China's military is updating its satellite navigation system, launching tech that'll offer super accurate guidance for munitions and drones.
On Sept. 29, China launched two Beidou 3 satellites from a Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province. Another two Beidou 3 satellites will launch before the end of 2017, part of a network of 20 Beidou 3 and 10 older Beidou 2 satellites set to go up by 2020.
I hope it is clear now that China cannot be expected to fight with AK47s and sampan boats and human waves like what many people think before.
China said uses of her supercomputers aided very much in the technology break through in military scope.
Supercomputer simulated everything and calculated all the results, helped their scientists to quickly pick the right and best solutions. Supercomputer took China into previously unexpected success and solved previously impossible problems. They got things done, when competitions are still at lost at making mistakes.
Supercomputers Made China Greater Again.http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/jssd...
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China's core equipment to dominate the world? US service weapons research and development inseparable from it
November 17, 2017 11:59 Sina military
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This super-made once again earned China the world's first
China topped the list of supercomputers in the list of the world's top 500 computers by the number of the U.S. in number one. According to the BBC website reported on November 13, according to the latest top 500 supercomputer survey, the world's most powerful computer, accounting for 202 units. In contrast, the United States has 143 computers on the list. This bi-annual survey, which started 25 years ago, has the least number of computers in the United States but ranks second in many countries. Japan ranked third, with 35 computers on the list, Germany has 20 computers on the list, ranked fourth.
The rankings runner-up are all China won
China is a latecomer to the world competition in high-performance computers. Almost a decade ago, China could hardly see China in the T0P500. However, in the past few years, the content of China can no longer be separated from the world's ears. From November 17, 2010, "Tianhe No.1" has made the breakthrough in the world and broke the long-term monopoly of the United States.Up to now, China has maintained the number-one ranking in all TOP posts in the world. At that time, however, it was always awkward that the rankings of China in that time were only three or five or 10 in most of the 500 list despite the number one in the world. Compared with the number of more than 100 or more than 200 in the United States, , The scene is not so good-looking.
America's most advanced "Titan" ranked fourth
However, the speed of catching up in China is indeed the highest in the world. Starting from "Tianhe No.1", "Tianhe No.2" to "Light of Shenwei · Taihu Lake" is almost the rapid increase in geometric series, almost monopolizing the top of the world rankings in these 10 years. Now the "Divine Comedy · Taihu Lake" once again won the new world, its floating-point computing speed of 9.3 billion times per second, which is higher than the third place in Switzerland's "Dayen peak" floating-point operations It is five times faster at 1.96 billion and 5.5 times higher than the 1.76 billion one at the fifth place in the United States. And at the current pace of development, China is developing a new supercomputer floating-point computing speed will reach 100 billion times, is still the world.
Many advanced weapons in China in recent years are inseparable from supercomputers
According to the analysis, as the best high-tech representative in the world today, each supercomputer has tens of thousands of processors and is mainly used to handle high-intensity computing tasks. It is costly and is mainly used for climate change research, nuclear weapon simulation, Detection, weather forecasting, DNA sequencing and simulation of biomolecules and other fields, or hypersonic weapons design, fifth and sixth generation fighter development, international intelligence deciphering and encryption preferred equipment. Therefore, the United States, Japan and Europe are all unwilling to be overtaken by China for a long time. They are also speeding up their secret development and trying to surpass China as soon as possible.
Dongfeng -41 nuclear warhead is super simulative test
However, China will not surrender itself and its investment is now growing at a rate of 20% per annum. Moreover, China has also started to popularize extensively in practical applications. From a few years ago the country only had 2-3 units, now surpassing the United States in one fell swoop and occupying over 40% in the TOP list, which is sufficient This shows that China will certainly maintain and occupy the position of number one in the world for a long time, laying a solid foundation for more and more extreme weapons. (Author's signature: Military Review Chen Guangwen)
Other than nucelar explosives, the most powerful are Semtex, HMX, or even the holy grail Octanitrocubane sought by the West in vain.
China leapt pass that into the N15 kind of explosive 10 to 100 times more powerful than TNT. N15 in propellent form is also used by China in her missiles as I mentioned earlier before.
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In January 2017, China announced a new research result. The world's first all-anion anion salt was successfully synthesized. The related research papers have become China's first research paper in the field of energetic materials published in the international top science "science" , But also allow China to occupy a new generation of ultra-high-energy energetic materials to study the international high ground.
As all-nitrogen ultra-high energy material energy up to 10 to 100 times the TNT above, the power comparable to small nuclear bombs, with high density, high energy, clean and detonated pollution-free, nitrogen explosion products, stable and safe. Therefore, the main object of development.
More than 200 years ago, people isolated nitrogen from the air and later discovered nitrogen ions. Various theoretical calculations were made on all-nitrogen derivatives. However, the earliest synthesis was recorded in 1956. Before this century, It is considered a breakthrough and is currently under exploration. Its prospects have attracted the positive research from all countries.
At present, one of the hot topics in this field is the synthesis of all-nitrogen anion, which is mainly poor in stability. It is very difficult to obtain all-anion. Originally, the United States first started the experiment and did not expect China to successfully launch the high energy-containing material , And the results achieved mainly in the synthesis of a breakthrough. Chinese researchers creatively used meta-chloroperbenzoic acid and ferrous glycinate as cutting reagents and auxiliary agents, respectively, and successfully prepared the stable all-nitrogen anion salt at room temperature by means of oxidative cleavage for the first time. Thermal analysis results show that this salt decomposition temperature up to 116.8 ℃, has a very good thermal stability, so the world-class performance level, very practical value.
Explosives kits have been in use since practical
The successful preparation of all-nitrogen anion salt is a historic breakthrough and has important scientific significance for its synthesis and application and technological development, that is, one step closer to practical application. The importance of comparable to 055-type flooding, do not think it is explosives, which belongs to the old concept, and now its use is much more than explosives, can also be used for rocket propellant. Maybe later, we can apply on the rocket, greatly improve the rocket's specific impulse, so as to improve the rocket performance. The purpose of the United States study on all-nitrogen ultra-high energy materials is to create a new type of rocket fuel that replaces toxic hydrazine-based rocket fuel.
Rockets can also be used
Some people will compare the new metal hydrogen in the United States. In fact, the all-nitrogen anion salt and metal hydrogen are two different types of ultra-high energy energy-containing materials. The former belongs to chemical synthesis and the latter belongs to physical pressure preparation. Although similar in purpose, In the performance of some higher, but the former is more mature in the application of some, in fact, they have their own advantages and disadvantages, belong to one of the new technologies, different things, can not simply say who is better, there is no substitute for the relationship.
At present, we have prepared a total nitrogen anion salt, almost equal to touch the edge of industrial production, perhaps in the near future can be applied to human production and life.(Author's signature: Military World