Chinese Long Range Bombing Capabilities

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  • Buddamoose
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    "A new Pentagon report has sounded the alarm over China’s expanding military reach and says the rival to American power is increasing its ability to send bombers further afield while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies.
    The warning is contained in an annual Pentagon report prepared for Congress called Military and Security Developments Involving The People’s Republic of China 2018, which further notes a defense spending estimate of $190 billion — a third that of the United States — which has in part gone toward the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “undergoing the most comprehensive restructure in its history"[1]

    The $716 billion defense budget for FY2019 is largely focused on getting U.S. forces ready again for a great power fight, with investments in new fighters, bombers and ships to keep the U.S. at pace with — and ahead of — the Chinese investments.[2]


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    china numba wan
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    --> @XLAV
    Imho its prep for their eventual plan to take over Taiwan militarily 🤔
  • TheDredPriateRoberts
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    interesting, not much we are going to do about that right?  Hasn't the U.S. recognized or not disputed that Taiwan is a Chinese territory?  I'm not sure what the U.S. could or should do about it, if it happens.
    Develop a Chinese godzirra?  Oh no! there goes Tokyo...ops wrong country.

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    To our military's credit, the Navy will be developing a variant of the Tomahawk (range: 1000+ miles) that can hit seaborne targets, which should serve to counter China's edge in IRBMs.
    They've also upgraded the Sea Sparrow missile, which is Navy's defensive weapon of choice against anti-ship missiles.
    This marks changes in their procurement policies, in which they now opt to upgrade existing platforms instead of designing new ones from scratch every time there is a need for further innovation to counter a new development in the capabilities of our foes. This should save considerable amounts of money and raise the overall cost-efficiency of the military.
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    Shouldn't need to spend over three times the next country to "keep pace" with them.