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US Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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SINGAPORE (AP) — A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. navy's China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic "railguns" right out of a sci-fi movie.

But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used to bolster a thinly stretched conventional fleet. One outspoken admiral in China has scoffed that all it would take to sink the high-tech American ship is an armada of explosive-laden fishing boats.

With the first of the new ships set to be delivered in 2014, the stealth destroyer is being heavily promoted by the Pentagon as the most advanced destroyer in history — a silver bullet of stealth. It has been called a perfect fit for what Washington now considers the most strategically important region in the world — Asia and the Pacific.


US Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China


On a visit to a major regional security conference in Singapore that ended Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Navy will be deploying 60 percent of its fleet worldwide to the Pacific by 2020, and though he didn't cite the stealth destroyers he said new high-tech ships will be a big part of its shift.


Clearly there is something going on that TPTB don't want us to know about. I believe we are on the brink of WWIII. It may not start tomorrow, or even this year, but I do think it will happen in the next five years. Everybody is just getting their chess pieces and propaganda in place.

Kind of related thread:
Chinese Media Issues Warning on US Military Shift




posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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Yeah, all that needs to happen is a royal murder like for WWI, or mass murder for the War on Terror, a match for the gunpowder barrel.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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In the other room behind them, there is a Chinese kid sitting in an armchair thinking "Soon....".



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 09:59 AM
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Chinese Official Scoffs at the Super-Stealth Ship of U.S. Navy




China’s Rear Adm. Zhang Zhaozhong, affiliated with China’s National Defense University, said on TV, it can be taken down by a swarm of fishing boats laden with explosives. He said if enough boats were there, “It would be a goner.”



Recently, China has been frantically building up its aircraft carrier capability and developing submarines and missiles capable of denying American ships access to crucial sea lanes in the Pacific and South China seas. According to the U.S. Defense Department, China is rapidly modernizing its navy and increasing its firepower for stopping U.S. intervention in the South China Sea and over Taiwan, which China is now claiming as a renegade province which should be part of China.





Chinese Official Scoffs at the Super-Stealth Ship of U.S. Navy



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Stealth naval ships?

Us Brits have been there..done that..well..minus the railguns!


HMS Daring



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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Started reading The Day After Roswell. Like to see how this all ties in.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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The US has already been there too...the rail guns are new tho........they are selling the first stealth ship for scrap aready.......this has got to be a silly thing to hinge yer strategy on...some tactics maybe, but yer whole enchalada???NADA



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