The Chinese found in Russia “the killer of aircraft carriers”, which Shoigu spoke of

The words of the Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, about the possibilities of counteracting Russia to the US carrier groups of the USA, said in a recent interview, deprived the Chinese of rest and sleep.

The Chinese portal Sohu suggested that the Russian Minister of War had in mind the anti-ship cruise missile (RCC) P-700 of the Granit complex, which is in service with the Russian Navy.

According to the publication, in favor of this assumption is the fact that, shortly before the interview, the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation conducted training firing at which the K-186 Omsk nuclear submarine (NPS) of Project 949A Antey of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy successfully launched the P-700 Granite rocket.

Following the launch, Russian media reported that the missile accurately hit a naval target at a distance of 350 kilometers.

In its discussion, the Chinese publication relies on the well-known tactical and technical characteristics of the P-700 and the capabilities of the protective actions of the American aircraft carrier group.

Sohu notes that the range of the Russian missile reaches 650 kilometers, and the carrier group can control and limit access to the zone with a radius of 550 kilometers.

Therefore, the publication believes that Sergei Shoigu meant precisely the P-700 missiles, which, when installed on a submarine, become "a nightmare for aircraft carriers."
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  1. zenion Offline
    zenion (zinovy) 29 September 2019 13: 12
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    Not at all a nightmare, but a grave digger.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 September 2019 10: 19
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    Our admirals stated that the Americans control a 1000 km radius.
    So 50 to 50%. Or kill, or not.
  3. Bakht Offline
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 30 September 2019 11: 30
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    Impact capabilities AUG - up to 1000 km. Defensive air defense and missile defense - up to 350 km. The range of the F-35V is 865 km (maximum).
    The range of RCC Volcano is up to - 700 km.
  4. Savigne Offline
    Savigne 30 September 2019 21: 00
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    The Chinese have found in Russia "the killer of aircraft carriers."

    And this "killer of aircraft carriers", how many aircraft carriers did he "kill"?
    No one?
    So this is another newspaper duck.
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 1 October 2019 03: 27
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      Come onlaughingYou just hate to hear such things. winked Do not take everything literally. If we start discussing in such a way, then we will agree on terrible things for you, for example, "Raptor" - no invisibility. Type in the search engine "Raptor in sight". This is a real duck, the one that stands under the bed. lol
  5. Bakht Offline
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 30 September 2019 23: 27
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    AUG protection problem exists. As the significance of these same AUG. Even 10 years ago, the States had 16 AUGs. Now they are only 11. Moreover, the core of the fleet, aircraft carriers such as Nimitz, have been in service for about 50 years. This, of course, is not the limit, but age is respectful. The Pentagon plans to have only 2050 AUGs by 7. All new class. But then the deployment problem arises. According to the plan, there should be at least 6 groups in combat readiness (on alert). Today, these are two groups for the Persian Gulf, the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The rest are either in service or in transit to / from the watch area. There is a decrease in the number of air groups. With their qualitative strengthening. Gerrald Fords have 100 thousand tons of displacement and 90 aircraft (against 70 at Nimitz). With 7 aircraft carrier groups it will be difficult to maintain combat duty. Rand Corporation proposes to focus on small ships with air groups of 40-50 vehicles, but use drones. Admiral Kelly offers to increase the size and make supercarriers. So there is no consensus even in the Pentagon. We can add to this that China is hastily building as many as 11 aircraft carriers. Smaller size. 70 thousand tons and 50 aircraft. That is, the importance of aircraft carriers does not call into question.

    The very concept of aircraft carrier strike groups is the projection of force on a remote theater. But it is rather a projection of force on states that do not have strong anti-ship systems. No one tested the resistance of AUG to a massive attack. And, I think, the Americans themselves least want this test. When the Russian Caliber from the Caspian Sea struck the territory of Syria, two American aircraft carrier groups moved away from the shores of Iran.

    So, while we can talk about hypotheses. Is AUG able to repel a 30-40 RCC strike? Unlikely. At a distance of 350 km, the probability of defeating RCC is 0,9. If the distance is reduced to 100 km, then the probability of defeat will decrease to 0,1-0,2. That is, out of 30 missiles, 20-25 will reach the target.

    The fact that the AUG will be able to control a radius of 350 km is also problematic. This is the whole of Germany. Hypersonic missiles make AUG defense even more challenging. At a speed of 8 Machs (8500 km / h), a rocket will fly 350 km in 2-3 minutes.

    In addition, it should be borne in mind that hitting 1-2 missiles (even without a warhead) turns the aircraft carrier into a pile of metal. Which urgently needs to be taken for repair. The laws of physics have not been canceled. 1 subsonic missile does the same damage as an 8 "projectile fired at point blank range.