October 15, 2021

US aircraft carriers still rule the seas, but Russia and China both have plans to change that

US aircraft carriers still rule the seas, but Russia and China both have plans to change that

US aircraft carriers still rule the seas, but Russia and China both have plans to change that

Benjamin Brimelow
10 January 2021

In August, China launched two ballistic missiles that, according to a Chinese military expert, hit a moving target ship in the South China Sea thousands of miles from their launch sites.

If true, the test — which came a month after the US deployed two carrier strike groups to the region and a day after a US U-2 spy plane observed a Chinese navy live-fire drill — is the first known demonstration of China’s long-range anti-ship ballistic missiles against a moving target.

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