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.
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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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
 

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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.
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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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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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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.

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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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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.

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


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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.
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.
^ Rooting for the ChiComs!
 
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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.


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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As I understand it, this article is the NYT about the navi of China and the US, but not about Russia. :)))
 

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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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.

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


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You do understand what "in a pinch" means, yes?
 

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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.


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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As I understand it, this article is the NYT about the navi of China and the US, but not about Russia. :)))

Ok , so why did you have the need to post old news?
 

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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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.

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


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You do understand what "in a pinch" means, yes?

Sure and some old geezers can get the Missouri out of moth balls in a day to fight aliens



Do you remember that movie?


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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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.

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


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You do understand what "in a pinch" means, yes?

Sure and some old geezers can get the Missouri out of moth balls in a day to fight aliens



Do you remember that movie?


.
In a day? No.

Don't think I saw that movie. Which?
 
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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.


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 ..


.
As I understand it, this article is the NYT about the navi of China and the US, but not about Russia. :)))

Ok , so why did you have the need to post old news?
Old news? Open the link, there is the date August 29, 2018.
 

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Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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.

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


.
You do understand what "in a pinch" means, yes?

Sure and some old geezers can get the Missouri out of moth balls in a day to fight aliens



Do you remember that movie?


.
In a day? No.

Don't think I saw that movie. Which?

Battleship



.
 

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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.


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 ..


.
As I understand it, this article is the NYT about the navi of China and the US, but not about Russia. :)))

Ok , so why did you have the need to post old news?
Old news? Open the link, there is the date August 29, 2018.

Well that link must be getting it's news from snail mail because China is already building it's own 2nd carrier ( that makes three)


China Is Building Another Aircraft Carrier (and It Could Be a Game Changer)
 

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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.
Just out of curiosity, what are the 5 carriers you think could be refitted and returned to service?
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.
You are not up to speed on those I see.

Those first five are museums, not ships! Do you have any idea what it would take to restore one of them instead of building a new ship? Where are you going to get the people who know how to run them? Even the Kennedy is steam powered and the Navy did away with Boiler Technicians years ago.
 

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