Chinese magazine ‘accidentally’ reveals new top secret weapon
A state-run publication of the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army Navy has revealed a weapon that China likely did not want the world to see.
The H-6N bomber featured in a centerfold portion of Modern Ships revealed a “carrier killer” missile often used by the hilariously acronym’d People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force, or PLARF.
While China immediately claimed the missile is merely fantasy and computer-generated, Australian Strategic Policy Institute analyst Malcolm Davis and other defense analysts were quick to point out the threat such a missile poses to US carrier groups near the Spratly Islands.
“If (this) is correct then this would be an impressive anti-ship standoff capability for the PLA (People’s Liberation Army), that would extend the utility of the DF-21D out well beyond the first island chain,” he said.
In short, Davis speculated that the possibility of such an asset could deter Americans from trying to protect navigation routes.
“That would theoretically match the ground-launched DF-26 anti-ship capable (intermediate ballistic missile), and increase the risk for US aircraft carrier battle groups,” he added. “The Chinese are clearly trying to make it costlier for the US to project power into the western pacific, to the point where the US simply chooses not to intervene in a crisis.”
According to News.Com.Au, the aircraft is still highly-visible to radar and can be spotted by US and allied forces quite easily.
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