China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific

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    With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific

    China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, at sea in April. First launched by the Soviet Union in 1988, it was sold for $20 million to a Chinese investor who said it would become a floating casino, though he was in reality acting on behalf of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
     
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    Old news. Maybe in another 30 years when the Chinese learn to fight a naval battle it will matter. They have zero history or experience to build upon.
     
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    One old Soviet-made aircraft carrier. :auiqs.jpg:

    The US has eleven on active duty, two under construction, two ordered, seven planned, and five that in a pinch could be refitted and returned to active duty.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
     
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    It's not ready yet. It's preparing to be ready in maybe 10 or 15 years. It doesn't really know how to use its aircraft carriers, the one operational one is so old anyway, it's just being used to help them understand how to build new ones and the tactics they'd use.

    Missile wise, as far as I can tell they've developed and put into service missiles that could knock out US Navy ships a long distance from the coast of China. So, they've protected their national integrity first, projecting power further will take them much more time.
     
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    USS Yorktown
    USS Intrepid
    USS Hornet
    USS Lexington
    USS Midway

    Also possibly the USS John F. Kennedy, slated for dismantlement. Not sure of the status.
     
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    You really should read the news, Russia has an Armada of navy ships off of Syria , Iran has just claimed they control the straight of Hormuz ..


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    The Yorktown? It's a damn musuem in North Carolina..


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    ^ Rooting for the ChiComs!
     
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    Just a reminder. Someone in that part of the world was making our Navy ships crash into things
     

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