Business Insider warns US Navy aircraft carriers against new Russian missiles

In December 2020, Russia conducted the third test launch of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, which reached a speed of Mach eight. In the summer, two Chinese ballistic missiles hit a target ship in the South China Sea.

According to RIA Novosti, according to experts from the American edition of Business Insider, the new Russian and Chinese anti-ship missiles may pose a “real threat” to the US Navy aircraft carriers.

According to the expert, the US aircraft carriers, “considered the rulers of the seas”, may soon face a threat to their existence.

The author emphasized that hypersonic missiles are too fast for missile defenses to respond effectively. Intercepting them makes it almost impossible to change the flight path.

“The true capabilities of the new anti-ship weapons of Russia and China are still unknown, but recent tests prove that the US Navy aircraft carriers may soon lose their unconditional dominance”, – the author concludes.

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