Monday, August 31, 2020

Can The US Navy Stop Chinese 'Carrier Killer' Anti-Ship Missiles?

SAN DIEGO (July 29, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 transits into San Diego prior to mooring at Naval Air Station North Island (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.)

FOX News/Warrior Maven: How would US Navy stop Chinese 'carrier killer' anti-ship missiles?

Should more agile, F-35-armed, faster-moving big-deck amphibious assault ships be used as mini-carriers?

Should future carriers be built smaller, faster, and less “targetable” by enemy missiles?

Perhaps future carriers will operate with massive new numbers of drone attack systems? Or maybe, despite the growing threat environment, big-deck, power-projecting, and intimidating U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are not going anywhere?

It would not be a stretch to posit that much if not all of these questions have, at least in part, been fueled by the existence of China’s DF-26B and DF-21D “carrier killer missiles.” These weapons, emerging in recent years, have framed or at least influenced ongoing debates about the future roles, missions, and planned attack envelopes of U.S. aircraft carriers.

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WNU Editor: Smaller and faster carriers appears to be one option. The disadvantage is that they bring less fire-power.


Anonymous said...

Less firepower/ship but more ships. Instead of a drone swarm, a ship storm.

Jac said...

Difficult to say. The "carrier missile" has, so far, not show anything to be effective. A threat, yes, but not anything else.

Anonymous said...

The US is not dumb to build a warship that cannot stop a missile targetting carriers.