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Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America’s virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.

China may soon put an end to that.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game—changing weapon being developed by China, an unprecedented carrier—killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).

Time to deploy those new anti-missile chemical laser systems, and the advanced radar tracking systems that come with them.  It works both ways: the more accurate the incoming missile/warhead is, the better the target is for the defenders. If Chinese advanced weapons systems are anything like the techno-crap they export over here, then it sounds like much ado about nothing to me.  But let's face it, once carriers are getting targeted, either by conventional or nuclear weapons, then it's just a short step from there to the full on doomsday scenario.  And everyone had better duck and cover their doomed asses.  To read the rest of the article, click here.

Category: Science