new chinese missle

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    there is no way on god's green and blue earth that a chinese missle could sink one of our aircraft carriers. even a nuclear bomb couldn't get even close to "sink the boat"
    ask anyone who has served on a u.s carrier, there's just no way
     
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    What about a couple of guys in a boat with a bomb? a la USS Cole.
     
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    You people live in a fantasy world. Granted, it's unlikely that a solitary missile could take down a carrier, but the russians, even Iran have hypersonic ship missiles capable of inflicting mortal wounds to carriers. This isn't new news.
     
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    LOL, In a few more years China will be making our missles for our military.
     
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    The OP's ignorance on this subject is staggering and is a good example of why people who know nothing about the subject should refrain from comment. This particular tech is an anti-access tech which means the U.S. primary method of projecting force unfettered, something they've enjoyed since WWII is seriously endangered. This has been a primary worry of the pentagram for years. Even the extradorinarily capable russian anti-ship missliles which Iran has aplenty can't compete with the filthy commies new defensive toy.
     
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    The DongFeng 21 (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS-5) is a two-stage, solid-propellant, single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) system developed by China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy (also known as 2nd Space Academy). Developed from the JuLang 1 (JL-1) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the DF-21 was originally intended for strategic missions but its later variants were designed for both nuclear and conventional missions. The latest DF-21D was said to be the world’s first and only anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) system. The DF-21 has also been developed into space launcher and anti-satellite/anti-missile weapon carrier.
    DongFeng 21 (CSS-5) Medium-Range Ballistic Missile - SinoDefence.com
     
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    Ballistic Missile Defense
    Standard Missile-3 is being
    developed for Aegis Ballistic
    Missile Defense (BMD) as part
    of the Missile Defense Agency’s
    Ballistic Missile Defense System
    (BMDS). The Aegis BMD
    system integrates SM-3 with the
    Aegis Weapon System (AWS)
    aboard U.S. Navy cruisers
    to provide an umbrella of
    protection against short to
    intermediate-range ballistic
    missile threats. SM-3 is
    compatible with the MK 41
    Vertical Launching System
    (VLS) deployed on many U.S.
    Navy and international surface
    combatants.

    A Raytheon-produced Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) successfully engaged a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere during a flight test over the Pacific Ocean. Launched from the USS DECATUR (DDG 73), the SM-3 Block IA destroyed a medium-range ballistic missile target that had been launched from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
    This flight test marked the first time that a SM-3 was fired from an Aegis destroyer. In previous tests, the missile was launched from Aegis cruisers. It was the third intercept of a medium-range target with a separating re-entry warhead and the ninth successful intercept for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program.

    Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Achieves Ninth Hit-to-Kill Intercept In Space


    One thing to keep in mind, while these Surface to Surface Missles have been been around for years dating back to the Soviet Navy, often times when you see a Missle like the one China has developed there is a reason the DoD has let that be known. Of course any surface ship can be sunk given the right set of circumstances and the right number of weapons, that has been true since man has been sailing the sea's. I would also point out that China is also developing their own Carrier ..

    Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie was quoted in state media in March 2009 saying China no longer wanted to be the only major global power without an aircraft carrier. China will not remain the world's only major nation without an aircraft carrier indefinitely, state press 23 March 2009 cited the nation's defense minister as telling his Japanese counterpart. Liang Guanglie made the remarks to visiting Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada on Friday, the Oriental Morning Post said, in discussions that took place after a recent spike in tension in the South China Sea. "Among the big nations only China does not have an aircraft carrier. China cannot be without an aircraft carrier forever," the paper quoted Liang as saying, citing Japanese official sources. "China's navy is currently rather weak, we need to develop an aircraft carrier." Liang's comment is the highest-level recent confirmation that China aims to acquire an aircraft carrier, a sophisticated piece of military hardware that can be used to project power far beyond a nation's shores...

    Aircraft Carrier Project - People's Liberation Army Navy

    So I would not look for this Missile to render the Nimitz class or the new Ford Class carriers obsolete anytime soon.
     
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    There's always a way. The 9/11 hijackers did massive damage to the US with nothing more than box cutters, our own commercial aircraft, and the willingness to die for their cause.

    So stop dealing in absolutes.
     
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    Kind of like Mexico making the US Border Patrol uniforms.
     
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    19 terrorist did an estimated 2 trillion dollars in damage. But that is just an estimate.
     

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