Advanced new weaponry lets China steal a march on rivals and exposes US Navy in the Pacific

Malcolm Davis – Oct 1, 2019

China has marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with a display of its military might, highlighting a number of key advanced military capabilities.

The message was clear to the US, and to China’s neighbours in Asia. China is a fully developed state, with an advanced military capability designed to allow Beijing to challenge US strategic primacy.

The PLA modernisation process, which began in the early 1990s, but accelerated and broadened under President Xi Jinping, is seeing China move determinedly towards its goal of being a world-class military by 2035.

For China’s neighbors in Asia, today’s parade should be an eye-opener for defence planners as some of these systems imply a game-changing impact on future warfare. Speed, range, precision and offensive strike are appearing in China’s PLA. They are not just paper capabilities.

This event had been anticipated for some time, and discussion among China analysts focused on likely new types of military systems to be shown for the first time by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

DF-17 Hypersonic Glide Vehicle. Click to enlarge

The most significant capability shown was the DF-17 missile with its DZ-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (or ‘HGV’ for short). China, along with Russia, currently has a lead over the United States in hypersonic weapons – that is missile systems which deliver a warhead at speeds greater than five times the speed of sound (faster than 3,800 mph).

The US is currently lagging behind China and is yet to deploy such a weapon. The DF-17 HGV may carry either a nuclear or conventional warhead, and its speed is such that no defence against this weapon exists, making US aircraft carrier battle groups in the Asia-Pacific highly vulnerable.

The Chinese also displayed the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which has entered operational service. It is the most powerful ICBM in the world, is road-mobile, and able to carry up to ten nuclear warheads. It has overtaken the Russian SS-18 Satan ICBM in capability. The US has nothing comparable, at least in terms of ground-launched ICBMs.

The Chinese also showed the Sharp Sword unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). This is an unmanned strike aircraft, and once again, China seems to have stolen a lead on the US. The US efforts to develop such a capability rested on an aircraft called the Northrop Grumman X-47B, which is now gathering dust in a hangar in Palmdale, California. In the meantime, the Chinese have moved to deploy an operational equivalent with the Sharp Sword.

China also showed a supersonic reconnaissance drone, called the DR-8, designed to work with PLA rocket force, navy and air force to dash in at high supersonic speed, locate a US carrier battlegroup, and pass information on to strike forces, such as the DF-17, the Sharp Sword, and other systems.

Other military hardware on display included large numbers of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles, China’s J-20 stealth fighter and the new H-6N bomber, and an array of YJ-18 supersonic antiship cruise missiles. Ballistic missile systems were on display, notably the DF-26 antiship capable intermediate range ballistic missile, which can strike out as far as Guam from the Chinese coast. Advanced information and electronic warfare capabilities featured as well.

The systems on show today highlight that China is developing anti-access and area denial (‘A2AD’) capabilities to deny the US and its allies the ability to project military power and intervene in a regional crisis, such as that which might occur if China were to seek to invade Taiwan.

Advanced supersonic drones, hypersonic glide vehicles, sophisticated air combat capability and missile systems are designed with this role in mind. The goal is to deter and deny the US and its allies ‘access’ and freedom of manoeuvre, by striking them as far away from China as possible.

For the US, that means it has to find a way to defeat Chinese ‘A2AD’ capabilities if it is to be able to support key allies, preserve critical alliance structures, and prevent China using military power aggressively. It needs to do this quickly. Today’s parade was a warning western states ignore at their peril.


4 responses to “Advanced new weaponry lets China steal a march on rivals and exposes US Navy in the Pacific”

  1. I downloaded and watched a two hour version of the 70 anniversary Chinese military parade, and watched it on a big screen last night with my wife. She was impressed at the choreography and precision of the marching troops. The entire show I kept saying, we are so fucked, we are so fucked.

    I made the comment that we here in the west are self centered, spoiled, narcissistic, wasteful, fat, stupid, and obsessed with nonsense like the latest doings of some Hollywood floozy. What I saw that we are falling behind compared to those Chinese people. I think I read somewhere China can build an aircraft carrier in 6 months for about 5-10 cent on the dollar compared to the shipyards in New Jersey.

    We are screwed because we the Jews get done using us like toilet paper they are going to manipulate us into a war with them, like maybe the upcoming nuclear false flag in the 311 predictive programming Seattle.

  2. The jews have drained the american people and are funneled a small portion to China and are now shouting: look at the Chinese.. How brain dead are people really? All Jews have ever been capable of lies, betrail, fraud and deceit. The correct name should be: the united states of israhell.

  3. Just a note, to all our “better” , caring, concerned about our democratic & human rights & not forgetting our FREEDOM (with exception of smoking a legal product) ??
    China today is not the China of Opium Wars ? & as it was said ? Vae Victis ?

  4. Yes Eigil – agreed. The US has eagerly handed over secret weapon and other technology to its ‘ally’ Israel for years now, who in turn have sold that technology to mother Russia and China.

    Israel has conducted an aggressive campaign of economic espionage in the United States since 1948. This campaign has been critical to sustaining and modernizing Israel’s nuclear weapons program and an array of its most advanced conventional weapons while not caring a whit that it has caused American firms to lose valuable proprietary rights.

    Antony Sutton has been persecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth. In 1968, his Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by The Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Sutton showed how the Soviet state’s technological and manufacturing base, which was then engaged in supplying the North Vietnamese the armaments and supplies to kill and wound American soldiers, was built by US firms and mostly paid for by the US taxpayers. From their largest steel and iron plant, to automobile manufacturing equipment, to precision ball-bearings and computers, basically the majority of the Soviet’s large industrial enterprises had been built with the United States help or technical assistance.

    ISRAEL WAS A CREATION OF POLISH AND RUSSIAN JEWISH COMMUNISTS FROM DAY ONE – and nothing has changed. Israel is a Jewish Bolshevik creation. From start to finish. Just as Soviet Russia was. And just as the United States has become. Israel was a creation designed to give more than a so called ‘national homeland for Jews’ and control of Jerusalem and the increasingly important Middle East of the Suez Canal and oil fields – it was a crime bunker and entry point for Soviet Communist penetration of the United States under the cover of a nonsensical ‘Biblical Israel’ which Christian Americans fell for – and continue to fall for.

    There is not a dimes worth of difference between Zionism (Jewish Nationalism) and Jewish Bolshevism {Jewish Internationalism). Communism one and all. Israel is LITERALLY legally TIED to the United States and is now transferring it’s wealth, technology and even people – technology specialists – over to its sphere of influence, the new Rome, capital of the Pan Eurasian Belt & Road Initiative – Jerusalem. Greater Israel.

    The end game of all this is the total destruction of the White Race and its right on schedule . .