Skip to comments.The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles
Posted on 08/19/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT by daniel1212
President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics.
The US Navy will get new, longer-range missiles to outgun China's missiles, which can get clean shots on US ships well before US missiles have them in range.
The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy's competitive advantage in open waters. The US suffers a missile gap with both Russia and China, meaning those countries have longer-range missiles designed to sink massively valuable platforms like aircraft carriers before they can get close.
China's YJ-18 and YJ-12 each can fly over 240 miles while meters above the surface of the ocean. When the YJ-18 gets close to the target, it jolts into supersonic speed, at about Mach 3. When the YJ-12 also supersonic approaches a target, it executes a corkscrew turn to evade close-in ship defenses.
Russia's anti-ship Club missiles can reach 186 miles and boost into supersonic speeds when nearing a target. The US Navy's Harpoon missile is subsonic and travels just 77 miles.
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But remember, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalms 127:1)
Related: DoD IG report says Russia, China may have compromised U.S. missile detection satellites. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3680220/posts
new missiles won’t do it. US must work with the countries of the pacific to create a security pact that stops smuggling and piracy in the pacific.
China’s missiles are already deployed our counter is lines on paper. China is likely working on new missiles with improved range which will again outrange US missiles, even if we do manage to actually deploy them. At this rate ships will be able to fire on each other from home port to home port ... it may be years, but that’s the trend.
Japan doesn’t trust the ChiComs either.
Their Constitution after WWII limits them to only a small, Defense Only military.
So they built 2 “Helicopter Carriers”.
Check them out.
They carry, launch and recover F-35 fighters.
We should see these missiles in about 20 years after several cost overruns.
Took 16-years to create and will take 16-years to overcome...
I'm having a hard time keeping an optimistic outlook...
“...stick it to China?” Obviously, the author or editor is desperate for readers and willing to damage national security to post such hysteria. It’s defense. The Trump Administration is only taking care of the United States—not picking fights with crazy talk.
...except for picking fights with the left. And BTW, Chinese negotiators are meeting with U.S. negotiators to work out some fair trade deals.
This also happens to be the thesis of one of the great classics of Military Strategy
This book used to be famous and still is among the better students of strategy (e.g. Colin Gray). It's author, RADM JC Wylie was a well decorated WWII destroyer officer.
One of his better recognized statements was:
So it is proposed here that a general theory of strategy should be some development of the following fundamental theme: The primary aim of the strategist in the conduct of war is some selected degree of control of the enemy for the strategists own purpose; this is achieved by control of the pattern of war; and this control of the pattern of war is had by manipulation of the center of gravity of war to the advantage of the strategist and the disadvantage of the opponent.
Instead of this, however, we squandered wealth and power trying to become an Asian landpower (Iraq, etc.) rather than concentrating on the strategy needed to assure American prosperity, strength and security.
And that is a short argument for why I have such contempt for what GWB did to America. While his eye was not on the ball we allowed imbalances in our seapower to grow.
They home in on fake Rolex watches.
“The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy’s competitive advantage in open waters. “
This is how you know the author is stupid and doesn’t know what he is talking about.
“At this rate ships will be able to fire on each other from home port to home port”
It’s called the Trident D5, and it’s been in service for over 30 years.
“We should see these missiles in about 20 years after several cost overruns.”
One of them is a software upgrade to the existing Tomahawk. It will be in service by the end of this year. With a 1,000 mile range.
“China military facing our pussified military; “
You know nothing of the military balance. Or US capability.
Whatever happened to charged particle beams? Nobody is going to outrun electrons.
I meant regular ships, surface ships - destroyers, cruisers etc, not subs !!
GWB's limp, feckless performance throughout his two terms is an object lesson for the rule that dry drunks make lousy leaders. They are really incapable of deep, focused, linear logical thinking, as in critical analysis. Underneath it all they are like low functioning cokeheads, going through a lot of the motions but no more.
At supersonic speeds, a corkscrew move would make it almost impossible to hit a target
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