Two of China’s ‘aircraft carrier killer’ missiles destroyed warships patrolling the seas when fired from thousands of kilometers. China had test-fired the missile in August, but now the first abar has been made public. 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 at Beihang University in Beijing said that the DF-26B and DF-21D missiles had ruined their targets. The DF-26B missile was fired from northwestern Qinghai province and the second missile DF-21D took off from Zhejiang province in the eastern part of China. These missiles were tested at a time when China alleged that a US U-2 spy plane landed on the coast of Bohai during Chinese exercises without permission.
US threatened after Chinese missile test
The target of DF-21 is unusually accurate. Military experts call it a ‘career killer’ who believes it has been developed to target American aircraft carriers who may be involved in a potential conflict with China. After this Chinese missile test, the US had threatened that it would have serious consequences if the missiles targeted the American aircraft carrier. Wang said the successful testing of these missiles is a warning to the US. They should not take any military risk against China.
Try to expand army
Beijing has spent much of the last 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 relationship with Washington and its southern neighbors. The Trump administration rejected claims of sovereignty over much of the disputed territory this year. Parts of it are also claimed by the governments of Vietnam, Philippine and other countries.