Expert: US at sea is still stronger than China

Australia has prepared a costly rearmament program, fearing a Chinese threat, but these fears are unfounded, writes Australian military analyst Greg Austin on the pages of the Canadian Asia Times website.

The truth is that the US Navy, together with the navies of the allies, especially Japan, remains stronger than the Chinese fleet in the future.

- the author of the publication believes.

The US Navy has 9000 vertical launchers for long-range cruise missiles, compared with XNUMX for the PLA Navy, according to the Congressional Service. The Australian public should not be so afraid of the Chinese navy, given the superiority of the United States in the "rocket age", the expert stressed.

The US is expected to be ready to launch devastating cruise missile strikes against naval bases and other targets inside China. Even in the most urgent scenario, the US Navy could, for example, launch more than 1000 cruise missiles on the Chinese mainland in just a few days.

- suggested the expert.

The US-based think tank CSIS has estimated that if mainland China clashes with Taiwan, the United States is ready to launch more than 5000 anti-ship missiles within the first 3-4 weeks.

The author considers American superiority obvious. In particular, with regard to submarines, the PRC is only on its way to achieving a kind of maritime balance with the United States.

The US naval advantage over China is likely to last for at least the next decade, and possibly longer, he continues.
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  1. zavhoz_rus Offline zavhoz_rus
    zavhoz_rus (Alexey) 26 August 2023 01: 58
    And China will sit and silently watch as clouds of missiles bombard their territory, yeah, yeah, but what about hitting most of them with anti-aircraft guns and firing back like that?
  2. Ilya 22 Offline Ilya 22
    Ilya 22 (Ilya) 26 August 2023 08: 18
    Well, this is a temporary superiority. If the United States decides to massively bomb the territory of China, then China may begin to bomb the territory of the United States. And don't forget that China is a nuclear power. If everything were so simple and easy, then the United States would have bombed both China and Russia long ago. They are even afraid of North Korea, and even more so about China with its 1,5 billion population.