Chinese DF 21D Missile Sends Strong Signals To US Navy

August 6th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
136-china_us_carrier_killersffembeddedprod_affiliate81China, Aug 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The USA has found a new reason of concern in the Dong Feng 21D missile developed by China and this advanced weapon is powerful enough to destroy US aircraft carriers with amazing accuracy. If the latest reports are to be believed the US military planners are worried about its power. The Dong Feng 21D missile can range any moving carrier within a range of 900 miles which makes it suitable for heavy warfare. It is an anti-ship ballistic missile and may bypass the in built defense of the US aircraft carriers. The secret intelligence inputs suggest that China is close to testing and employing an anti-ship ballistic missile- a weapon with hitherto unseen power.

As a matter of fact China has been gearing up to counter the US presence in and around the South China Sea, the East Sea and Yellow Sea. The missile is being seen by many as an answer to the super carriers of the USA which has helped it to dominate the seas. A version of the weapon was exhibited last year at the military parade of China. The weapon may break down the access of USA to the international water adjacent to long Chinese coastline. However the Chinese defense ministry is tight lipped on the topic and has refused to talk to the media.

China has not been enthusiastic about the US and South Korea joint exercises in the coastline of Yellow Sea. The US navy however has not shown any sign of intimidation and the US officials say that they can exercise anywhere in the world in International water.

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