China shows off powerful new weapons like carrier-killer missiles; are they sending a message?

WASHINGTON – China ran report after report on Chinese military developments this past month, leading some observers to suspect that the country is trying to send a message to its rivals and citizens at a time of heightened tensions with the United States. Business Insider reports.

China shows off powerful new weapons like carrier-killer missiles; are they sending a message?
China shows off powerful new weapons like carrier-killer missiles; are they sending a message?
WASHINGTON –China ran report after report on Chinese military developments this past month, leading some observers to suspect that the country is trying to send a message to its rivals and citizens at a time of heightened tensions with the United States. Business Insider reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 Feb. 2019 -- China is on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world, a new U.S. defense intelligence assessment said in mid-January. The Chinese media seems determined to let the world -- especially the U.S. -- know it's developing powerful new weapons.

The Chinese military reportedly is working on everything from railguns and knife guns to carrier killer anti-ship missiles. Here are seven of the weapons China's been showing off:

Electromagnetic railgun; China's version of the mother of all bombs; aircraft carrier-killer missiles; super soldiers armed with guns that shoot around corners; stealth drones; an upgraded stealth jet fighter; underground bunkers and intercontinental ballistic missile strikes.

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