US report acknowledges China’s growing naval threat

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-15
By: Staff Reporter

China has deployed a high-speed anti-ship cruise missile and is expanding an advanced

YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. (Internet photo)

YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. (Internet photo)

armada of guided-missile warships and submarines at a rapid rate, US news website the Washington Free Beacon reports.

According to an assessment on China’s navy recent published by the US Office of Naval Intelligence, the PLA Navy is now placing a new YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile on warships and submarines. Analysts believe that it poses a major threat to US and its allied vessels.

China is also expanding rapidly its current naval force of 300 surface ships, submarines, amphibious ships and missile-armed patrol craft, says the report.     [FULL  STORY]

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