Military Superpower: China Muscling Up to the World
With the Chinese Navy leaving Russia’s behind and posing a serious challenge to the US’ naval might, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Gazeta.ru about China’s growing military muscle.
“China’s armed forces are the biggest around, which gives them a consistent edge over its Asia-Pacific neighbors and also the US forces stationed in the West Pacific,” Vasili Kashin said.
He added that even though technologically it still trails behind the US and Russia, China has done a lot of catching up in recent years and in some types of weapons is now on par with the United States, Western Europe and Russia. “The Chinese are now building fourth-generation fighter planes bristling with the most advanced radar systems, air-to-air missiles, along with modern air-defense missile systems, high-precision ballistic and cruise missiles,” Kashin noted, adding that China’s artillery systems, such as the PLZ-05 155 mm howitzers and A100 heavy multiple rocket launchers, win tenders leaving their Russian and Western competition empty-handed. – READ MORE