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Facing A New Missile Threat From China.

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:16 AM
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Facing A New Missile Threat From China.


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Authoritative Chinese military documents suggest that Beijing has taken a serious interest in anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs).

U.S. government sources state consistently that Beijing is pursuing an ASBM based on a variant of the DF-21/CSS-5 medium-range solid propellant ballistic missile (MRBM). The DF-21’s 1,500 km+ range could hold ships at risk in a large maritime area, far beyond Taiwan into the Western Pacific.

If fielded, the ASBM would be just one of a dizzying array of new platforms and weapons systems China has been buying and building since the late 1990s-systems which
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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:16 AM
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'' Chinese ASBM development could have deeply destabilizing consequences that would reverberate far beyond U.S.-China strategic relations. ''

Nice to know that China is in the game too..
I bet they cant wait to test theyr weapons on N Korea is some thing were to go down ...

' These challenges underscore the importance of maintaining positive cross-Strait relations, which have improved markedly since Ma Ying-jeou assumed Taiwan’s presidency last year. Meanwhile, Washington and Beijing are increasingly pursuing tremendous shared interests, from deterring Somali pirates to averting a financial tsunami. They could do more to ensure that bilateral military relations are similarly productive. '

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:57 AM
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would really like to know how they intend to do real time target tracking and reporting for a missile that can travel that far.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 03:14 AM
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I dont think the new Tech weaponry haave any problems with tracking missiles.
What I wonder about, is that some one here at ATS sayd Just after the BilderBerg meeting that ' we shall see how long untill nukes are taking in use', and wouldn't you know, it didnt take long at all ...




posted on May, 28 2009 @ 03:54 AM
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You would normally use a ballistic missile against a stationary target. The assumption in the article, namely:


While probably intended with U.S. carrier strike groups (CSGs) specifically in mind, ...

Is a nice way of saying that the things will have a warhead powerful enough to compensate for the ships movements between the firing and delivery of the payload. So basically he's hinting at a nuke.

The Chinese DF-21 ASBM (land based) has a 300kt nuke.
China having ASBM’s isn’t news. The DF-21 (and the submarine version JL-1) have been in service for over 10 years.

We should be asking ourselves why we are supposed to worry about this now. Why ‘educate’ the people about this type of weapon. Are they planning on using it as a reason for doing nothing (i.e. The Chinese can hurt our ships, so we stay out of the area). Or are we going to experience a new ‘Pearl Harbor’ and people are to be told that the only country technically capable of this is the PRC?



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:07 AM
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oh come on not
another mythical chinese anti ship ballistic missle thread

like this one www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 04:19 AM
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The threads about this issue are not as interesting as the fact that MSM are at given times reporting this as 'news'. It's either a Problem-Reaction-Solution in progress (carriers are in danger, so we can't attack near China --> Oh no please military industrial complex, save our carriers! --> Well here we have this very expensive toy that will obliterate ASBM's right after launch!), or the setting of the pieces for a new Pearl Harbor.

With everything that is currently developing around North Korea, I'm betting on the PRS-scenario.



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