May 30, 2023

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Copies of American warships found in the desert

These life-size structures are seen as Beijing seeks to strengthen its weapons capable of neutralizing U.S. warships during a regional conflict.

According to satellite images from US sources, China has created images in the middle of the desert that appear to be replicas of US warships stationed in the Pacific.

According to these images taken by the American satellite company Maxar Technologies last month and sent to the AFP on Sunday, November 7, at least one is in the form of an aircraft carrier and the other in the form of a wrecker. Found in the Taklamagan Desert in Xinjiang, western China.

One of them was fitted to the rails, and some appeared to be two-dimensional, while others appeared to be more subtle, according to the US Navy (USNI). “Analysis of historical satellite imagery shows that the aircraft carrier-shaped structure was first built between March and April 2019.», The company states in a statement.

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Powerful missiles were used

It has undergone several renovations and was partially removed in December 2019. The site was revived in late September this year and construction was substantially completed in early October.“According to the report, the intelligence agency AllSource Analysis has been quoted as saying that the zone has been used to test ballistic missiles in the past,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenping said Monday.The situation is unknown.

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According to a Pentagon report on the Chinese military released last week, Beijing is currently engaged in a major effort to modernize its weapons, with weapons capable of neutralizing US warships in the event of a regional conflict. The Pentagon cites the DF-21D missile as having a range of more than 1,500 kilometers.Capable of conducting long-range long-range attacks against ships, including aircraft carriers, operating from the mainland of China into the western Pacific.“The Chinese military deployed these missiles during training.A vague message was sent to global and regional comments”, According to US Admiral Philip Davidson.

Before the US Senate in March, the Admiral underlined that, according to him, the use of these missiles during military exercises demonstrated the Chinese military’s willingness to face any intervention of the Third Forces during a regional crisis. The U.S. Navy continues to operate around the South China Sea and Taiwan, annoying Beijing, which is seeking sovereignty over the island.

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