Skip to comments.China sells its drones using videos of them destroying US aircraft carriers
Posted on 12/02/2010 2:49:26 AM PST by ssugasl231
Check out the latest from the Air Show China. This year, China is showcasing numerous models of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones); most of which are for sale.
Look closely at the WJ600 model:
"The Chinese drone of greatest potential concern to the U.S. is the one with several missiles and a jet enginecalled the WJ600which was displayed by China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp., or Casic, one of China's top weapons makers.
Casic officials declined to comment, but a video and a two-dimensional display by the company showed Chinese forces using the WJ600 to help attack what appeared to be a U.S. aircraft carrier...
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Where did they get one to destroy?
But...but...we have to engage with them, so they won’t remain a backward, closed-off society! /s
It was a CGI video.
Old SSBNs with armed & unarmed UAVs aboard and launched with RATO would obviate the need for sending carriers hither and yon except during emergencies. Why are we still fighting World War II at this late date?
All we are doing is paying for their massive military buildup. Time to rethink China.
HMS Invincible is for sale ,, expected to bring only about $2M (no engines) ,, refitted in 2004 ,, it would be a devestating launch platform for UAV’s http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2633962/posts
History is repeating itself.
The Japanese before WWII were setting up for war, Roosevelt and his leftists were trying to get us into a war footing but the predecessors of the present DEMO party (radical leftists) were trying to keep us out of any wars.
Today the DEMO party is lock stock and barrel trying to defeat America before the first shot is fired.
It will soon be time to hang the traitors, after the trials of course.
I am no military expert, but I have thought that carriers make big targets.
Are they as Passe’ as the WW2 Battleship. I suppose it will take a war to find out. Hopefully we never have to.
Looks like something they sell at “fun” parties for women...
Not passe’, but certainly a useful trick to have in the bag. CVNs serve a very useful purpose, but like everything else, they have limitations. If all we had were a fleet of missile-equipped subs, the Navy couldn’t do its job either. Different tools for different jobs. My hammer cannot replace my pliers.
The bigger issue is that China has ceased all pretense of being the older wiser big brother to all her smaller neighbors. By claiming jurisdiction over every square mile of seas that touch their shores, they are simply the older wiser thug next door. This WH will not challenge that claim unless the “O” sees an opportunity to decimate the American military by doing so.
Are they as Passe as the WW2 Battleship.
Yes they are big but they do not travel alone.
The carrier is the heart of the Carrier Battle Group. Around the carrier is a cloud of smaller ships the form the picket or shield ships that detect and destroy threats before they can get the chance to launch their weapons at the carrier.
The plan is that the drone would be detected and shot down before it could get with in missile range of the carrier.
The plan falls apart when a carrier group enters places where the picket ships do not have enough space to spread out such as the Persian Gulf.
In my Navy says, this was known, and not with a smile. The phalanx is good, but enough incoming means the carrier's systems would not get them all, and a couple hits are all you need.
Also- and this is the biggest issue.
STEALTH- I believe China, Russia even Iran
will have mastered some of the Stealth technology.
mounted as a swarm we may not be able to detect,
track,and engage fast enough-
One American carrier for Shanghai ?
I'm sure they have. They aren't sitting still. China or Russia will figure it out, and then off it goes to Iran and elsewhere.
I've pinged a few other fellows I know who are RKIs on the subject. Gents, perhaps of interest.
Aircraft carriers are extremely tough. No aircraft carriers were sunk in the Pacific during WWII, the were burned and scuttled, but the battle damage itself didn't sink them. They can be repaired and reused if they can get a tow to port. Also a carrier is always surrounded by destroyers.
Without air power there is no navy. You're very uniformed, get a clue.
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