Chinese war planners sink US aircraft carrier with hypersonic missiles for simulation

Chinese war planners sink US aircraft carrier with hypersonic missiles for simulation

According to the South China Morning Post, the story of the war, the results of which were published in the journal “Test and Measurement Technology”, was due to the fact that the cargo plane of the United States approached an island in the South China Sea over which Beijing claims jurisdiction. up, despite China’s warnings.

In a war simulation, Chinese forces successfully sank an aircraft carrier and diverted a warship with 24 anti-ship missiles fired from different regions at the end of 20 fierce battles.

Researchers led by Cao Hongsong of North China University assessed that the US aircraft carrier, which “seemed impossible to sink with conventional weapons”, could be “completely destroyed” by a small number of hypersonic attacks.

Two types of anti-ship missiles of different ranges and capabilities were used in the simulation, with the missiles being fired from as far away as the Gobi Desert in northern China.

The researchers noted that the Chinese military’s war planners followed an “advanced attack strategy”, using a “complex three-wave attack strategy” to confuse and overwhelm the defense systems of the US aircraft carrier.

The Ford-class aircraft carrier, which joined the US Navy in 2017, is one of the most advanced combat vehicles in the country with its advanced radar and missile defense systems.

For the first time in China, a war story involving an attack on a US warship has been published in open source.

Given that war narratives are used to develop strategies for different situations, the researchers emphasized that they cannot form the basis of real-world tests and evaluations.

The researchers emphasized that real-world missile performance will be affected by weather and terrain and other unpredictable environmental conditions, noting that government officials and the public should approach the simulation with caution and realism.