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February 12, 2020

American supercarriers are the face of the
U.S Navy and have enabled powered projection far off from the U.S homeland. The U.S has 10 Nimitz class supercarrier and
is in the process of deploying Ford class supercarriers. Each of these has a displacement of 100,000
tons, and an overall length of 332.8 m (1,092 feet). To give viewers a perspective, it is about
3 football fields long. These supercarriers are nuclear powered and
hence have unlimited range. The U.S is the only nation to operate so many
supercarriers since they are very costly to build and operate. America’s main rivals Russia and China don’t
have the budget or technical know-how to match these supercarriers. So, instead, they have focused on developing
asymmetric capabilities to counter these supercarriers which include developing sophisticated Anti-ship
weapons. One of these is the Chinese DF 21D. In this video, Defense Updates analyzes why
SM 6 is the American answer to Chinese DF 21D carrier-killer missile? Let’s get into the details. This video is sponsored by War Thunder, the
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bonus tank or aircraft or ship and three days of premium account. The Dong-Feng 21 is a two-stage, solid-fuel
rocket, single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) in the Dong Feng series developed
by China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy. The missile is designed to be fired from land-based
mobile launchers. The U.S. Department of Defense in 2008 estimated
that China had 60-80 missiles and 60 launchers and approximately 10-11 missiles can be built
annually. Originally developed as a strategic weapon,
the DF-21’s later variants were designed for both nuclear and conventional missions. It is thought able to carry a high explosive
and submunition warheads, as well as a nuclear warhead of 300 kt. The DF-21D is said to be the world’s first
anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM). It is thought to employ a maneuverable reentry
vehicle (MaRV) with a terminal guidance system. This gives it the ability to hit a moving
aircraft carrier strike group from long-range. According to the U.S. National Air and Space
Intelligence Center, the missile has a maximum range of around 1,450 km or 900 mi. The US Department of Defense stated in 2010
that China reached initial operating capability (IOC) of the missile. United States Naval Institute in 2009 stated
that the warhead of DF-21D would be large enough to destroy an aircraft carrier in one
hit and that there was “currently … no defense against it” if it worked as theorized. Nimitz, as well as Ford-class carriers, have
powerful sensors for 360 coverage of the space around them as well as have a host of defensive
weapons to neutralize different types of threats. This includes 16–24 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missiles
and 3-4 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System. RIM-7 Sea Sparrow is short-range anti-aircraft
and anti-missile weapon system, primarily intended for defense against anti-ship missiles. It has a range of 10 miles and speed of Mach
3.5 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System is deployed
for last-ditch defense against anti-ship missile and is capable of firing up to 50 rounds per
second. But these weapons are suitable for defending
against cruise missiles but not against DF-21D which follows a ballistic trajectory. American carriers do not operate alone but
are deployed as part of a “carrier strike group”. The carrier strike group consists of multiple
Ticonderoga-class cruiser and Arleigh Burke class destroyers. Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser and
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer are equipped with a diverse array of weapons
for Anti Aircraft Warfare (AAW), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW)
as well as have the ability to intercept ballistic missiles through Aegis Ballistic missile defense
system. The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System
is designed by the United States Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency to protect
against short and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense is devised
to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and prior to reentry. It enables these warships to shoot down enemy
ballistic missiles by expanding the Aegis Combat System with the addition of the AN/SPY-1
radar and Standard missiles Aegis BMD-equipped vessels can transmit their
target detection information to other systems and, if needed, engage potential threats using
SM2, SM3 or SM6 missile The heart of the AEGIS systems onboard these
warships is the AN/SPY-1D RADAR. It is an advanced, automatic detect and track,
multifunctional phased-array radar. This high-powered (4 MW) radar is able to
perform search, track and missile guidance functions simultaneously with a capability
of over 100 targets. The RIM-174 Standard Extended Range Active
Missile (ERAM), or Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) have been deployed by the US Navy to counter
different kinds of threats. It was designed for extended range anti-air
warfare (ER-AAW) purposes providing capability against fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned
aerial vehicles, anti-ship cruise missiles in flight, both over sea and land, and terminal
ballistic missile defense. It can also be used as a high speed anti-ship
missile. The missile uses the airframe of the earlier
SM-2ER Block IV (RIM-156A) missile and some targeting elements from AIM-120C AMRAAM. It can discriminate targets using its dual-mode
seeker, with the semi-active seeker relying on a ship-based illuminator to highlight the
target, and the active seeker having the missile itself sends out an electromagnetic signal. SM 6 has max speed of Mach 3.5 and has a 140
lb (64 kg) blast fragmentation warhead. The initial operating capability of the missile
was planned for 2013 and was achieved on November 27, 2013. On 30 September 2016, Raytheon announced the
SM-6 had achieved the longest surface-to-air intercept in naval history, breaking its previous
long-range intercept record made in January 2016. The missile’s capability enables it to shoot
down a ballistic missile like DF 21D in its terminal phase. Nimitz & Ford class carriers are some of the
biggest warships to roam the oceans. But that doesn’t mean they are slow & lumbering,
powered by their nuclear reactors they can move at 35 miles or 56 km per hour. Though these carriers are so big, in an open
ocean a carrier is not easy to detect or track. In 30 minutes after a sighting by an opponent,
the area within which a carrier might be operating will expand to 900 square miles and this will
increase to around 4,000 square miles after 60 minutes. Also, these supercarriers can pull off last
minute high-speed evasive maneuvers to avoid being hit by the reentry vehicle of DF 21D. It is to be noted that unlike a cruise missile,
the reentry vehicle will have limited ability of course correction during the final plunge
on the target. But the most important aspect is that the
Ticonderoga-class and Arleigh Burke-class warships that are part of the carrier strike
group will be firing multiple SM 6 missiles. It is to be noted that SM 6 is designed to
be launched from the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS). Ticonderoga-class has 122 and Arleigh Burke-class
has 92 MK 41 cells. So, a significant number of SM 6 will be at
the disposable of a carrier strike group. So, it can be said that with SM 6, the U.S
Navy has an effective counter against Chinese DF 21D carrier killer missile.

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  • Reply M3xicanRambo556 February 11, 2020 at 2:02 pm


  • Reply knights Templar gaming February 11, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I wonder how many planes they can have on a carrier

  • Reply juicy lemons February 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Made in china is i dont know.

  • Reply ali abdi February 11, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Just 10 years ago the was no Chines weapon vs US weapons, So after comparisem i wonder what will going to happen after 10yrs.😂😂😂

  • Reply shaquille mccray February 11, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    The US Navy is unstoppable

  • Reply shaquille mccray February 11, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    China should be worry about the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • Reply Make Racists Afraid Again February 11, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    China and Russia can develop any weapons systems within their capabilities.
    The US will immediately counter them.

  • Reply Blitz World February 11, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Boycott Chinese goods, everything is junk anyway

  • Reply Tom Smith February 11, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    What about hyper-sonic missiles?

  • Reply Flying Dutchman February 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Never tested in reality ,so it stay's a open question if this all works the way they claiming ….

  • Reply Colonel Sanders February 11, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I'm guessing the DoD also has a contingency plan that enables them to hack or physically destroy the satellites that DF 21D requires to hit it's target.

  • Reply Jon smoke mac February 11, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Russia and China will try to make any weapons to counter or copy to have some greater power. Even with there action over the years show that.

  • Reply Saji Narayanan February 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Chinese items are all full of show off they lack quality

  • Reply Antifa ExWife February 11, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    No nation has the tech to hit a MaRV, period. Mach 3.5 against a Mach 10-25 MaRV…come on. Are you guys on crack?

  • Reply Kyle G February 11, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Let us not forget SM3 block 11A with an advertised speed of 13.2 MACH. And now being deployed/tested 250 megawatt laser defense systems. Speed of light wins the race.

  • Reply Skippy February 11, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    One in 3 chances at best. What about the DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicles?

  • Reply Jerome Christopher February 11, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I imagine it is as reliable as the patriot😫

  • Reply Phillip_IV_Planet King February 11, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Chinese weapons are either fake or a complete joke.

  • Reply Surya Pratama February 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    a ballistic missile is a waste of moeny to even shoot at a carrier or any moving target for that matter, unless going massively nuclear..which will incur a massive nuclear counter attack…ballistic missiles are for land targets. a supersonic anti ship missile or hypersonic one is much more effective..but still have to overcome the carriers air wing massive radius of defense and tracking with their growlers jamming the shit out of every enemy plane and e2d to eventually get in range and stay locked on target until the SSASM or HSASM can lock on its own at closer range..which is highly unlikely because any over flying hostile satelites will get taken down by sm3 and sm 2.. meaning that to bring a strike group down sitting at stand off range will require a massive air strike commitment of at least 50 plus planes, and if there are two groups..the layered defence and 100 strong airwing will give massive headaches for any country..some will suggest submarine..but its gonna take more than 3 torps to disable a carrier, and after the shots you also be dead…then what you gonna do about the 600-1200 cruisemissiles that the strike group/s still possess even with carrier disabled and can still shoot at your country.. suggestions like nuclear torpedos and such..the discussion starts getting weird…carrier groups are very difficult to take down. nobody can launch an hyper or supersonic antiship missile and keep lockon without coorperative targeting at long or max range, thats where the kill chain gets broken easily. and the launch site/ platform is immediately detected by satelite prompting and immediately, counterstrike..which is one of the weaknesses of hyper/supersonic asm is that they fly very high up, have massive heat IR and have no waypoints to conceal launch source. gotta love those promo videos of hyper/supersonic asms hit sea targets, they never explain the resources it took to guide the missile to its real combat those guidance assets will be taken out or blinded long before the asm can be locked and launched.

  • Reply Waterburner Zero Six February 11, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    This piece did not provide any info wrt potential SSGN introductions.
    That is what I love about USN Submarine Force. They have the tightest lips of all the USN communities.
    You know what the Word is…Compartmentalize Baby!!! 😎 😉

  • Reply Vlada Duric February 11, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    😂 Hahahhibhoh

  • Reply #zerowaste February 11, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Skip to 2:20 if you want to skip the ad and the same introduction as always when it comes to carriers.
    You’re welcome.

  • Reply nesseiht gnay February 11, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Can't stop the US navy

  • Reply Hlimpuia Ralte February 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Yes,this is the answer in all types of Chinese communist missiles….simple,put this in Guam…lots of them….!!!!!!!

  • Reply Al Castill February 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    The US Navy is the second largest Air Force in the world.

  • Reply Vlada Duric February 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    j mattis said it all in November that USA are behind Russia at least 5 years even longer on nuclear missels, hypersonic missels, that Russia have much better chances to take out US missiles than us, "what ever we throw at Russia, Russia have a answer, that us can't take out, Swedish sub Gotland class which hit us carrier 5 times on nato drills, US admirals said that it was most stealthy sub in the world, they tried it again and same thing happened even waited for Spanish navy to come try to find it, now Sweden wrote that Russian New sub is better than Swedish Gotland class about stealth not to talk about misels, what about Pentagon's newest raport about f35 😂 guns can't shoot straight and big cracks ond the plane near guns, 800 bugs in software and that they don't want to buy so many f35 as government has ordered,
    Here is link at the bottom, Swedish reporter interviews USA f22 pilot what happened over Syria pilot is from squadron 380 his name is in the article, he said first that raptor have problems with maintenance parts hard to get but worst was that sukhoj su 35s picked up raptor and came behind him twice that happened second time he knew that Russia only tested its capability, but first time he thought he would be shoot down, here is the link and translate it from Swedish to English and 😢,even with out translation from the middle of the article you will understand what it's about, that spread like fire through NATO members but got orders to shut up, that's why many don't want f35 because of the cracks and bugs, after spending billions, now those who invested in the project don't want it, and f22 over Syria didn't do it better for f35,

  • Reply Punisher RA February 11, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Chinese are busy with corona, they don't give a shit even for their navy now.

  • Reply lastgleeming February 11, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    The SM6 and SM3-2A should be able to intercept the DF-21D and the DF-26 . My opinion is the W76-2 tactical warhead on the Trident II D5 is the deterrent . China would have to make a calculated decision to attempt to destroy a US carrier strike group. This action would kill thousands of US sailors . The attack would not be limited to the strike group. China would strike bases in Guam , Midway , And Japan . China would need to decapitate with a saturation level strike in the Pacific . Knowing Chinas capabilities the US would need to counter punch hard and fast . This would call on the spectacular and unimaginably lethal US Sub Fleet . So to conclude the STandard Missile would have limited impact on the attack . The subs would end the Chinese Navy and Naval bases.
    The Alpha Strike Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Sub could annihilate China . Deterrence.

  • Reply Bradley Anderson February 11, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    And they wonder why the Navy is pushing full speed on shipboard lasers?

  • Reply Wild Bill February 11, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    We should up our game right now. This is the second time you have talked about the Chinese ship killer. Do not fall asleep at the wheel.

  • Reply Said Ali February 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    The US show develop more days called super carriers. The bigger they are the better target they make.

  • Reply Dana.k.a.bradpitt February 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Doesn't matter. China has nuclear tipped subs floating off L.A.s coast right now. If they didn't have that , maybe things would differ slightly but them nuke subs are a true genuine game changer. What the USA needs to work on also is a defense for its civilians incase we do hear them nuclear sirens going off. 10 to 15 minute warning to just what , go in your basement and hide is not a solution and technically most people dont even think about this and it puts us in a state where we really are living in bought off time , we are rolling the dice really hard with our lives and loved ones in a state of fantasy , not taking such a real threat seriously in our daily lives.

  • Reply Ral Ph February 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    China has achieved AOC?, rots of ruck

  • Reply Ral Ph February 11, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Go eugene, 2 wires and 27 backups, made in china, this coroa's for you

  • Reply room-ten-oh-nine ! February 11, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Actually our carriers are closer to 3 1/2 football fields. That is close to 3 1/2 football fields longer than anything the Chinese have floating.

  • Reply Michael Franklin February 11, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    It's funny how American consumers are funding these new Chinese defensive weapons. How ironic all these NeoCons' phobia of Socialism has no relevance to their dependence on trade with an outright Communist nation. 10+ nuclear fleet carriers = world domination, in essence, an empire that lies to itself, believing it's still an innocent republic. Hail War Thunder!

  • Reply Rio Wanaha February 11, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    The US is leading the laser weapon technology. Dont worry about those balistic missile

  • Reply bishwaraj please don't send any kind of aad. February 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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  • Reply Jim Magin February 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Unfortunately this is all speculation. A carrier getting smashed is a disaster for the us

  • Reply Felipe Holtz February 11, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Interesting to watch, but it's also worth noting that Chinese must be taken measures in this very moment to enhance its anti-ship missiles to evade current US warships' missile defenses. It's an never ending game of hunt and chase as far as military research and development is concerned.

  • Reply Aurobindo Ghosh February 11, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    but now df 21d has coronavirus with it's warhead

  • Reply RAPTOR February 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    So majority of Americans in this comment section are ignorant! ehh…

  • Reply Thong Trinh February 11, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    I'd like to watch superpowers combat on the sea and islands with conventional weapons.

  • Reply Goran Winn February 11, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Some ppl cant wait war… US declare enemys so easy, forget that they didnt won any sirious war… Cry if they lose few thousend soldiers, some of those "enemys" win battles and lose few hundred thousend soldiers… US crybabys cant imagine something as that

  • Reply JOKER February 11, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    How world will counter china's bio weapon aka 'corona virus' ???

  • Reply jonathan lavezzi February 11, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    I wonder how streamlined and automated the system is because it seems like it’s something that Will happen too fast for human input

  • Reply John Pinckney February 11, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Whatever happened to "Let's get started"???

  • Reply brian thiongo February 11, 2020 at 7:26 pm


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  • Reply Joseph Olson February 11, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    every admiral and general is fighting the last war….surface ships are floating Pearl Harbors

  • Reply Dr Bendover February 11, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    those Chinese DF-21 missiles don't have any accuracy at all its probably just sort range nuke for point defense:)

  • Reply Rodnell Alcika February 11, 2020 at 8:08 pm


  • Reply Jay Nads February 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    SM6 won't work as advertised just like the patriot missile.

  • Reply Ckg322 February 11, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    If it works that's great because China and Russia has very good anti ship missiles

  • Reply Vic T February 11, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    We sure hope the sm6 works

  • Reply Tamil Mani February 11, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Chinese weapons looks good but works less . That's why many countries don't want chinese weapons as their primary weapons except chinese colonial pakistan , myanmer and some African nations …

  • Reply Black Lab Shep Mix February 11, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    1 min of contents 9 min of play war thunder

  • Reply Tamil Mani February 11, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Japan , india are enough for chinese . They are see communist china as their main enemy than US .

  • Reply jnelchef February 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Has there been any recorded successful realistic test of the DF-21D?

  • Reply Cliffco February 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm


  • Reply phong Le February 11, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    When that time really come, all gloves are off. Chicom, Boris, or whoever the hell that is…. They will see US ingenuity, innovation and knowhow to destroy them. I pray that when it happens somebody like Trump or at least a Republican in the WH. But I'm afraid that the enemies know when to start ! God forbid one of the current campaigning socialist stupid clowns or obumer in WH, God help us.

  • Reply FUZZY LOGIC February 11, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Unfortunatedly, when I watch these kind of channels that are pro-American or pro-Russian or pro-Chinese their content are biased, they put the things either black or white. And it is funny because the last video which was about the B-21 Bomber, it stated: " A bomber undetectable for decades to come ". Later that day I read in a web site, talking about the upcoming Russian S-500, that it " can detect any (of course it includes the B-21) stealth … " So regarding the present video, my conclusion is: neither American carrier is unvulnerable nor a DF-21D is un stoppable "

  • Reply AcidBot66 February 11, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Americans have no weapon for Anti Taliban Goat Herders Warfare (ATGHW)!
    That may be why Americans are been literally spanked for the last 20 years by this mostly tribal Bedouins riding on Camels and armed with little more than rusted AK47s!

  • Reply Imagination Is Power February 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    This is lies, this is rubbish, you merely need to google it to read what the US military really say, they've nothing that can hit and stop these missiles. The USA has no hypersonic missiles or hypersonic missile defence. The DF-21D is manoeuvrable, doesn't follow a ballistic path and travels at Mach 10! The SM6 has no way of hitting any of these modern ASM's, it has a max speed of Mach 3.5!

  • Reply Imagination Is Power February 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Defense Updates, Tell me, just what is it you hope to achieve by putting out such rubbish daily?

  • Reply yadjekim February 11, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Chinese missiles are not a threat. Within 6 months, there won't be anyone left to fire them, thanks to the coronavirus.

  • Reply voodoo star February 11, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Murricans murricans murricanas! … pff.. What a joke you ppl talking here about your shitty resource eating military "that must be kept strong blabla". The f r u talking you iditotic warmongers

  • Reply brian barrett February 11, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Anyone remember a few years back the US Navy had to shoot down a wayward satellite, anyone know which version of the Standard Missile they used to take it out ?

  • Reply A Hernandez February 11, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    It’s not going to be a good day for the U.S. Navy.

  • Reply Ronald Hiler February 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

    It is with good thought that our great country can utilize missiles of this type! What about our adversaries? Why in the hell is something like this published that may be harmful? Out of sight out of mind? Some of these presentations should not be able to be brought forth.

  • Reply Racism February 12, 2020 at 12:08 am

    They only have 60 and csn build 20 max per year? That doesn't sound right, I would bet they have hundreds and can make hundreds annually

  • Reply Mr Smith February 12, 2020 at 12:45 am

    "Heeeeere's MaRV"

  • Reply M Garner February 12, 2020 at 1:10 am

    Do we really need a commercial ever minute of this completely average video?

  • Reply Steve Fox February 12, 2020 at 1:41 am

    This one is a better DF video, quite direct and good info, Keep it up DF!

  • Reply black star February 12, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Chinese 21D
    Made in China.
    Pretty much says it all.

  • Reply Cubancomanche 21 | "Giving Back to the Good Earth" February 12, 2020 at 2:48 am

    If you are dead from your own biological weapons it is really hard to attack anyone!
    China's arrogance and poor control of their environment and military/industrial complex may just kill. . . EVERYONE!

  • Reply somewhere6 February 12, 2020 at 4:44 am

    A lot of speculation in this video. Who knows what the accuracy of the DF21 would be? One has to question the adjust-ability of such a large missile at long range against a moving target. It would seem better suited as a surprise attack weapon against ships docked in port or for finishing off a damaged ship. As for the SM6 and its associated systems, like all complex weapons systems, until tested in live conditions against a salvo attack and/or multi-dimensional attacks, all bets are off.

  • Reply Adammax maxon February 12, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Another Hollywood movies again and again…

  • Reply Mohammad Saida February 12, 2020 at 5:56 am

    Chaines authority in addition of aircrafts carriers also built artificial islands on surface of yellow sea for that USA increasing several types of marine species, messilies for remaining the its effluent on Pacific Ocean

  • Reply Sassy Grsassy February 12, 2020 at 7:40 am

    plus all the weapons we dont hear about because of national security? were light years ahead!

  • Reply R.B. Seiple February 12, 2020 at 8:39 am

    First mistake was the claim that CIWS is not capable against ballistic missiles. I can only presume you are basing that claim on the flight trajectory of an inbound ballistic missile being so steep, but 1 of the CIWS's very first upgrades was to improve the search radar's high angle detection capability. This was initially done (way back in the 1980's) to improve its capability of defeating the AS-4 Kitchen missile, that flies very high at 80K feet then its terminal phase is a nearly vertical descent onto the target. Early versions of CIWS used a search radar that had a limited vertical beamwidth, but that was remedied with a subsequent modifications. You can readily tell the difference between the versions by looking at the top of the CIWS: early versions have a smooth & continuous round radius like the top of R2D2 (the top is perfectly rounded like a ball), while CIWS's with the enhance vertical radar coverage have a squared off top with just a small radius from the vertical cylinder to a flat top.

    The only other shortcoming is the lack of punch from the 20mm gatling gun, but while the 20mm may not stop the MaRV it will probably damage it enough to reduce its effectiveness, this can be either from damaging the control surfaces so it can't maneuver or by triggering a premature detonation of the warhead.

    Yes the SM-6 is a preferred weapon in that it can intercept the DF-21 further away, thus reducing the number of underwear changes required by the US sailors, compared to waiting until the last second to see if the CIWS can stop it…

  • Reply spigeon 2345 February 12, 2020 at 11:15 am

    I swear these comment sections are political battlefields

  • Reply st.favour Augustine February 12, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Don't worry, China made remains China made and U.S. knows that very well. I think U.S. is more concerned about Gog than China. Moreover terminator is there to catch DF with his teeth when lunch from Beijing.

  • Reply Ricardo Mendes February 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Sm 6 has 250 nautical miles range and mach 3.5 max altitude 30 kms so its better to use in aircraft and kalibr missiles.

  • Reply Ricardo Mendes February 12, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Thaad and arrow are the best taking out scud missiles.

  • Reply John Law February 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    us propaganda bs can’t even shoot down iranian slow ballistic missiles

  • Reply Ricardo Mendes February 12, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Sm3 can take out missiles like indian Agni but agaisnt icbms like satan the only defense at mach 30 is gmd ground midcourse missile defense.

  • Reply Ricardo Mendes February 12, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Dude hq9 and s 400 dont have 150 kms altitude for the best scuds that iran and north korea have only arrow 3 and thaad in land have that .

  • Reply Ashish Patel February 12, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Df21? What does that stand for?
    Doesn't function 21?

  • Reply Arkadeep Kundu February 12, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Imagine building a hypersonic anti-ship missile & naming it DongFang

    – Brought to you by the Standard Missile gang

  • Reply Jose Coyote February 12, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Lol 😆😆😆😆 they couldn’t stop any missile coming from Iran neither in Saudi Arabia… that’s laughable 😆😆😆😆😆😆lol

  • Reply Amazing Goals February 12, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Here comes hollywood kids

  • Reply Desire123ification February 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Honestly the SM6 might be capable of intercepting the DF 21D if a single is launched. China on the other hand could overwhelm the carriers' defensive apparatus with dummies along with the authentic attacking missile. On that note, it's a fallacy from a neurotic to think that Russia has no means nor the adequate technical aptitude to construct a carrier. While he was prime minister, Mr. Putin did put forward the notion that, he would pledge $775 billion for Defense. I am sure the statement wasn't mentioned in thin air. Is he a liar? I doubt it! Furthermore; it's possible that he has twice that amount or more at his disposal. The only problem for now, it seems is the facility(ies) to launch such endeavor. Six at least and four adjunct in order to support the fleet of strategic submarines and bombers that are currently in the work. [Godspeed and Steadfast]

  • Reply MUAY BORAN February 12, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Anything made in china is all bs equipment. Paper weapons only

  • Reply Chicco Luvuezo February 12, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    if you are so sure you will stop them, so just attack them and see if you Sm6666 will work…Bunch of demons disguised in humans being body….stop making war video, talk about peace,love and friendship,you satan worshipper.

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