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Pentagon Estimates China Could Have Over 1,000 Nuclear Warheads By 2030
"The PLA's evolving capabilities and concepts continue to strengthen [China's] ability to 'fight and win wars' against a 'strong enemy,'" Pentagon report says.The expansion could be an effort by Beijing to match or surpass the United States' global military power. The Pentagon estimated that China could increase it nuclear missile count to 700 within six years, with the possibility of 1,000 by 2030. As a result, China could be attempting to establish a nuclear triad, which consists of land, sea and air-based missiles.
Satellite images show that the Chinese military has built scale models of U.S. aircraft carriers and warships for testing in the country’s northwest desert.
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The models are an exact outline of the kinds of ships the United States uses in the South China Sea. Satellites picked up at least one clear image of an aircraft carrier and two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers,to pictures from satellite imaging company Maxar acquired by the U.S. Naval Institute.
“The mockups of several probable U.S. warships, along with other warships (mounted on rails and mobile), could simulate targets related to seeking/target acquisition testing,” said the AllSource Analysis summary cited by USNI News. "This, and the extensive detail of the mockups, including the placement of multiple sensors on and around the vessel targets, it is probable that this area is intended for multiple uses over time.”
Pentagon: Chinese nuke force growing faster than predicted
WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its nuclear force much faster than U.S. officials predicted just a year ago, highlighting a broad and accelerating buildup of military muscle designed to enable Beijing to match or surpass U.S. global power by mid-century, according to a Pentagon report released Wednesday. The number of Chinese nuclear warheads could increase to 700 within six years, the report said, and may top 1,000 by 2030. The report did not say how many weapons China has today, but a year ago the Pentagon said the number was in the “low 200s” and was likely to double by the end of this decade.
China built similar models of U.S. ships in 2019, though they were dismantled later that year. They were rebuilt beginning in September and completed last month. The structures appear to operate on a rail system and can be moved. So far, there are no weapon impacts in the area.
The models were first identified via satellite images in the Taklamakan Desert area of Ruoqiang County, where the Chinese military has conducted ballistic missile testing in the past. In 2013, it used a range in the area to test anti-ship missiles.
China’s military uses target shaped like US aircraft carrier group in desert, report says
The Chinese military built full-scale targets of U.S. warships--including an aircraft carrier-- in the middle of a desert in Northwest China known for ballistic missile testing, according to a report. The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI News) obtained photos of these targets scattered in the Taklamakan desert from Maxar, a satellite imagery company. The report said it appears that the structure was started sometime between March 2019 and April 2019 but "substantially complete by early October" 2021. The mock-ups are sophisticated and shows China's interest in honing technology to counter these strike groups.
The revelation comes amidbetween the U.S. and China over Chinese aggression toward and in the South China Sea. In July 2020 the Chinese conducted a in the Sea around islands where China has territorial disputes with other Southeast Asian countries.
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