A lot of progress has been made in China’s weapon development, from its early backwardness and lack of advanced models to its present, constant, rapid development. Many of its weaponry and pieces of equipment are now at the same technological level as those of more industrialized nations. Whether the naval, military, or aviation forces or the rocket force are pretty well-equipped.
Let’s not talk about large and complete weapons, but only three kinds of weapons that surpass the West.
1. Long-range rocket launcher
China’s long-range rocket launchers’ devastating power has taken aback the world. China’s rocket launchers are impressive in their precision navigation and devastating potential. Rocket launchers are what the West calls them, but they actually refer to the power of missiles.
In particular, long-range rocket launchers’ attack capability and firepower intensity are unfathomable.
Rocket launchers have significant practical significance for China’s military replenishment and reinforcement due to their inexpensive construction cost and ability to form rapid replenishment through large-scale quantitative manufacture.
The rocket launcher is easy for individual soldiers to carry and use, giving the Army adaptable strategic equipment and opening up a wide range of tactical options for coordinated operations.
When it comes to long-range strikes, the West may mistake China’s PHL16 rocket launcher for a missile. Rocket launchers are extremely helpful, especially on the battlefield, where firepower is the deciding factor.
The Chinese rocket launcher has recently moved to a one-time shell box for global filling, which can rapidly replace the amount of ammunition and so eliminate the gap time problem of reloading after the vigorous shooting.
2. Medium-range ballistic missiles
China’s missile technology development has been stumbling since the 1950s. There was a significant time lag between its inception and that of the United States and the Soviet Union at the time. The development of medium-range missiles in these two countries has been hampered as a result.
While the United States and the Soviet Union paid little attention to China’s military industry then, China began developing its medium-range ballistic missiles because it lacked the necessary technology and experience.
Because of this, neither the U.S. nor the USSR anticipated that China’s R&D level would suddenly break through and make such rapid progress.
It took China more than 30 years to get from being a medium-range missile backwater to a frontrunner in the field. Many types of missiles in advanced countries have now exceeded the United States and Russia, even in the field of medium-range ballistic missiles.
The United States and Russia finally saw sense and withdrew from the INF Treaty last year, but closing the gap with China in INF would require more than just more effort; a massive generational difference separates the two countries.
After withdrawing from the INF Treaty, the United States sought to include China as a signatory. The obvious goal is to reduce the threat posed by China’s Dongfeng 26 and 21D missiles, which can destroy U.S. aircraft carriers. The United States is understandably terrified about what can only be described as a “carrier-killer” missile.
Once considered an impregnable sea fortress, the U.S. aircraft carrier is now nothing more than a floating iron shell thanks to China’s Dongfeng line of missiles. U.S. threats that China won’t be allowed to attack its aircraft carrier seem ridiculous in light of this reality.
China’s missile technology is rapidly catching up to the global standard. The possibility of such progress has stunned the global community. The missile’s destructive potential and force of impact are only felt after impact.
Satellite positioning navigation and radar are essential throughout the entire missile process, from aiming and locking the target to adjusting the thrust and power after launch, making constant corrections to the target during flight, making the final precise strike, and determining the limit of error, etc. The military industry as a whole is strengthened, not just in terms of weaponry but also by the monitoring and other forms of help that are made possible.
Since China’s military industry growth potential and expanding strength have reached a stage of accumulation, the country’s missile level is a worry for the United States.
3. Dongfeng 17 hypersonic missile
The United States serves as a perfect example of this hypersonic missile in action. This missile, traveling at Mach 10, is beyond the capabilities of several American interceptors. The missile program’s R&D division aims to create countermeasures against the Dongfeng series of missiles.
The attack on high-value targets of U.S. military bases reflects the Dongfeng 17’s best strike capability. Even though these locations are within the defense network protection zone of the U.S. military, Dongfeng 17 missiles can just break through these defenses.
The ability to penetrate and destroy these vital targets caused widespread alarm among the American troops.
The United States has practiced numerous times in simulations on how to shoot down this Chinese missile. However, it can still not properly intercept its evasive maneuvers or predict its unpredictable flight path. The various U.S. military missiles are helpless against the Chinese Dongfeng 17, and that’s saying a lot.
There was also recent buzz that the USA was testing a hypersonic missile capable of speeds over Mach 20. The goal is crystal obvious, and the expectation is that it can intercept and neutralize China’s Dongfeng missile. Only U.S.-published reports are included here. The true number of deployments will determine the outcome.
At least, mass production and availability have not begun. The United States should wait before spreading the news, especially considering China’s always-vigilant missile development program. Both the United States and China have made significant strides forward.