Two of China’s “carrier killer” missiles destroyed warships patrolling the seas when fired thousands of miles away. China had tested the missile in August, but now the first abar has been released. A Chinese military expert said the two missiles targeted the warship near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.
Professor and former Colonel Wang Shiangsui of Beijing Beihang University said the DF-26B and DF-21D missiles had ruined their targets. The DF-26B missile was fired from northwestern Qinghai province and the second DF-21D missile took off from Zhejiang province in eastern China. These missiles were tested at a time when China alleged that a US U-2 spy plane landed on the Bohai coast during Chinese exercises without authorization.
US threatened after Chinese missile test
The DF-21’s target is exceptionally precise. Military experts call it a “ career killer ” who believe it was developed to target U.S. aircraft carriers that may be involved in a potential conflict with China. After this Chinese missile test, the United States threatened that the missiles targeted the American aircraft carrier with serious consequences. Wang said the successful testing of these missiles was a warning to the United States. They shouldn’t take any military risk against China.
Try to expand the army
Beijing has spent much of the past two decades trying to develop missiles, fighter jets, nuclear submarines, and other weapons to expand its military beyond its borders. Indeed, the growing dispute over control of the South China Sea, one of the world’s busiest trade routes, is causing continued bitterness in Beijing’s relations with Washington and its southern neighbors. The Trump administration has rejected claims of sovereignty over much of the disputed territory this year. Parts of it are also claimed by the governments of Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries.