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China builds US aircraft carrier-shaped target in desert to practice missile strikes

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Illustrative photo of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford



The PRC military intend to train in delivering missile strikes on the Naval the fleet USA. To this end, China has built in the center of the country, in the Taklamakan Desert, a missile target in the shape of an American Ford-class aircraft carrier.

This information was published by the USNI News portal, owned by the US Naval Institute, with reference to data from space images provided by the American company Maxar Technologies.

Next to the "aircraft carrier" in the desert is an imitation of an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, also made in full size.

The Chinese military deployed the US Navy "ships" not far from the training ground where the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducts rocket fire. In particular, early version of the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile was tested there.

The photographs show that the mock-ups are built without excessive detail, although their outer contours are completely identical to the outlines of the warships that they imitate. At the same time, you can see high masts, probably for the placement of measuring instruments.


The idea of ​​building dummies of American aircraft carriers to practice strikes is not new. Previously, the Iranian military created something similar in the Persian Gulf. The Americans themselves are actively using prototyping technologies, including layouts of Chinese and Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.
Photos used:
https://www.facebook.com/USNavyAircraftCarriers/, Maxar Technologies, https://news.usni.org/
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 November 2021 13: 39
    -3
    Could have bought one real used aircraft carrier from the Yankees to shoot it with missiles!
    1. knn54
      knn54 8 November 2021 14: 20
      +18
      Construction began in 2019. An extensive railroad has been laid up to the landfill, along which targets can move. One of the targets is located on a railway platform (dimensions: length - 75 m, width - 6 m).
      The model of an aircraft carrier does not contain a superstructure, unlike destroyers.
      The tests of the Dongfeng-26B with a firing range of up to 4000 km are in full swing.
      Ballistic anti-ship missiles of this type are launched from missile ranges: Shuangchengzi (Gansu Province) and Jilantai (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Republic).
      1. BARKAS
        BARKAS 8 November 2021 14: 43
        +3
        And this is not a simulator for practicing takeoff and landing of carrier-based aircraft pilots?
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 8 November 2021 21: 45
          0
          Think about it, this is trolling, warning or real preparation ... recourse
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  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 8 November 2021 13: 39
    +13
    And the target can move at speeds up to 30 knots? wassat and so good trolling. Visual.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 8 November 2021 13: 47
      +3
      Maybe you can programmatically set a point away from the target ... and then the GOS will turn off
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 8 November 2021 13: 47
      +1
      Mountain Trolling Shooter is a Chinese AUG off the California coast lol and, uniformed Chinese on surfers lol massively ...
    3. Nexcom
      Nexcom 8 November 2021 13: 48
      +2
      most likely unlikely. Where can they dig such a motor with cables for 30 knots, and for such a colossus? laughing
    4. Flooding
      Flooding 8 November 2021 13: 54
      +8
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And the target can move at speeds up to 30 knots?

      and even faster

      1. Aleksandre
        Aleksandre 8 November 2021 14: 25
        +3
        Quote: Flood
        and even faster

        That is, you still think that if you jump higher ...
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 8 November 2021 14: 27
          +11
          Quote: Aleksandre
          That is, you still think that if you jump higher ...

          I believe that Africans run faster because they were born closer to the equator
          1. BARKAS
            BARKAS 8 November 2021 16: 13
            +1
            I believe that Africans run faster because they were born closer to the equator

            And jump above the centrifugal force acting
    5. Cron
      Cron 8 November 2021 13: 58
      +12
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And the target can move at speeds up to 30 knots? wassat and so good trolling. Visual.

      Why not? The model of the American UDC was put on the rails
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 8 November 2021 14: 04
        +8
        diesel locomotives will mean they will carry. it turns out in my joke about the cables and the motor there was some truth ...

        I am shocked by the activities of the Chinese.
    6. uav80
      uav80 8 November 2021 14: 08
      +5
      As "Kassad" writes, some targets can move along railway tracks ...
      One of the targets imitating the American Arleigh Burke-class destroyer


    7. Cowbra
      Cowbra 8 November 2021 14: 11
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And the target can move at speeds up to 30 knots?

      Railway based wink So he knows how to run.
      It became known that in the area of ​​the Charklyk / Zhoqiang missile range (Takla Makan Desert, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region), China has built targets for destruction - an American aircraft carrier and two destroyers of the Arlie Burke class. Construction began in 2019. A branched railroad has been laid up to the landfill, along which targets can move. Photo 3 shows a target on a railway platform (dimensions: length - 75 m, width - 6 m).
      Thus, with 99% certainty, China is purposefully preparing to destroy mobile sea targets.

      https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/7199244.html
    8. Two
      Two 8 November 2021 15: 27
      0
      AUG crews are a good help for going ashore!
    9. Old engineer
      Old engineer 8 November 2021 18: 07
      +3
      Probably, the ability to move the layouts was laid in order to simulate various options for building an aircraft carrier group order. The Dongfeng missiles are a further development of the 4K-18 missiles developed by the Makeev GRTs, worked out in the late 60s, then the documentation was transferred to the PRC. In the USSR, it was not put into service, in connection with the assignment of these tasks to the anti-ship missiles. The missile was launched into the target zone according to the data from the satellites, there the target was captured by the missile homing head and then it independently hit the target, the missile head had the appropriate maneuvering engines. So, the speed of movement of the aircraft carrier did not have a special role. Considering the current level of development of electronics, the capabilities of the system have certainly increased significantly.
    10. General failure
      General failure 9 November 2021 08: 15
      0
      And the target can move at speeds up to 30 knots

      A plane with at least 800 km / h does not care?
    11. Tigerrr
      Tigerrr 10 November 2021 07: 03
      0
      The rocket will catch up even at a speed of 50 knots)
  3. Nexcom
    Nexcom 8 November 2021 13: 44
    +7
    Very unambiguous. Highly.
    I suppose the stars and stripes will also be posted for the most resemblance to the original?

    PS Yankees have already protested and declared the unprofessionalism of the Chinese builders of a copy of the aircraft carrier?
  4. prior
    prior 8 November 2021 13: 46
    +8
    "Everything requires skill, hardening, training,
    With each failure, know how to give back,
    Otherwise, you won't see luck ..... "
    You are on the right path, dear Chinese comrades! good
    1. conspector
      conspector 8 November 2021 15: 03
      +3
      At the expense of the right path, I agree - we directed resources and forces to prepare for the fight against the current main threat. But I strongly disagree about the comrades. China is not our friend or comrade.
      1. prior
        prior 8 November 2021 15: 20
        +4
        The language of the Chinese communists did not turn to call them gentlemen. hi
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 8 November 2021 13: 46
    +2
    China builds US aircraft carrier-shaped target in desert to practice missile strikes
    And what is wrong?
    Everything is specific and understandable, and for everyone.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 8 November 2021 13: 51
      +5
      who is against that? the Yankees, on the other hand, use camouflage and identification marks of Russia and China to designate the enemy in their exercises. so the Chinese, too, decided not to be almond anymore. it is not only the Yankees who "kill the bad guys - the evil Russians and the Chinese" in their exercises.

      Threat, even at one of the conferences, an American speaker showed in his presentation of new materials for camouflage coatings as an enemy figures of soldiers in very characteristic helmets, uniforms and with very characteristic machine guns - not to be confused with anyone. for a long time they have not hesitated to position us as an enemy. clear text and.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 8 November 2021 14: 09
        +1
        Quote: Nexcom
        in plain text and.

        Everything should be called by its proper names ... there is no need to spread the porridge on a plate.
        So they confuse, not persistent, not confident, and everyone else is just angry!
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 8 November 2021 14: 11
          +1
          yes, it deprives of illusions at once.

          unfortunately, the Yankes are still called "partners"
  6. zwlad
    zwlad 8 November 2021 13: 54
    0
    Well, this is a normal solution for training.
  7. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 8 November 2021 13: 56
    +4
    Again, the Chinese stole someone else's idea! Remember the submarine in the steppes of Ukraine? bully
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 8 November 2021 14: 02
      +1
      you want to say a copy of the aircraft carrier had to be buried for the complexity of detection?
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 8 November 2021 13: 58
    +5
    I think, not only for practicing missile strikes.
    And t to "calibrate" their satellites.
    Now the Chinese need to take some dry cargo ship, accelerate it with tugs to the maximum possible speed with maneuvers. And train on it.
    An aircraft carrier of the Nimitz class drives at 30 knots in a combat situation and makes vigorous turns. It is not easy to hit him with a rocket.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 8 November 2021 14: 08
      +1
      Well, if the Chinese will roll it on rails, then with maneuvering, it is unlikely that it will work. if only they will lay out the rails in a curved snake
      1. Andobor
        Andobor 8 November 2021 14: 38
        +5
        Quote: Nexcom
        if only they will lay out the rails in a curved snake

        And then I thought why the Chinese laid out the railway with a curved snake:
        https://news.usni.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/China-Carrier-Target-Range.jpg

        - red dotted line.
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 8 November 2021 19: 07
          +1
          Had seen. It is accepted. Probably on a linear section, they accelerate and then "maneuver" along a snake. Only some kind of short snake turns out. And so, everything is smartly conceived.
          1. Nexcom
            Nexcom 8 November 2021 19: 34
            0
            Shl probably the Chinese think that it won't be possible to maneuver along the railway snake longer, because the valiant, sharp-sighted falcons of Comrade Xi will quickly smash a copy of the enemy's aircraft carrier ...
    2. Mikhail Zhikharev
      Mikhail Zhikharev 8 November 2021 15: 37
      0
      Aircraft carrier?! Energetic turns ?! At this speed, it travels its size with a length of 300 m in 20 seconds, so the rocket has a good time reserve if you aim at the nose of the ship)))
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 8 November 2021 15: 50
        +3
        Quote: Mikhail Zhikharev
        if you aim at the nose of the cortex

        You are not a "wingman", are you?
        Our and amerskih anti-ship missiles have averaged aiming point, in the center. I think whales have a similar system. yes
        And in the latest samples of Amsk technology, it is selected by the operator (or incorporated into the PP algorithm) when the control center is broadcast from the ASBU to the head of the anti-ship missile system. So, anything can be.
        But I would not aim "on the nose" (this is not a street fight), because little of value in the nose. Everything valuable in the middle: YSU, catapults, fuel storage, arsenals of AV weapons ...
        1. Mikhail Zhikharev
          Mikhail Zhikharev 8 November 2021 15: 52
          0
          Alas, I would like)
  9. teptyar
    teptyar 8 November 2021 14: 07
    0
    fools! could carry models to exhibitions ..
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 November 2021 14: 08
    0
    The idea of ​​Iran turned out to be contagious !? wassat
  11. Humpty
    Humpty 8 November 2021 14: 13
    +1
    Taklamakan is not in the middle of China, it is northwest. Almost extreme. The dunes are gray as cement.
  12. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 8 November 2021 14: 24
    +5
    You haven't seen this one yet :))


    1. Errr
      Errr 8 November 2021 15: 19
      +5
      I will add, perhaps, for the sake of completeness. smile
      1. Aag
        Aag 8 November 2021 16: 51
        +3
        Quote: Herrr
        I will add, perhaps, for the sake of completeness. smile

        No fi ga ce !!! Chinese pioneers' craft-making circles ...
        Here is something I thought about model aircraft ... looking at space images in the next article about UAVs from decommissioned aircraft ...
        But seriously, that in the first and in the second case, China demonstrates quite serious and unequivocal intentions and decisiveness. However, like Iran ...
        1. Errr
          Errr 8 November 2021 17: 08
          +3
          Any revolution is worth something only if it knows how to defend itself, but the revolution does not immediately learn to defend itself.
          V.I.Ulyanov (Lenin), Collected Works, vol.37 (July 1918 - March 1919).
          Here, as they say, neither subtract nor add ...
        2. Errr
          Errr 8 November 2021 17: 38
          +3
          The photo embossed by Dmitry Vladimirovich and me does not depict a ship, but an unusual building on the territory of the Military Education Center 50 km west of Shanghai near the shore of Lake Dianshan.More information about it can be found, for example, at: http://rusjev.net/2019/05/18/v-kitae-poyavilos-strannoe-zdanie-v-vide-amerikanskogo-avianostsa/
          1. Dmitry V.
            Dmitry V. 9 November 2021 10: 07
            +3
            Quote: Herrr
            The photo embossed by Dmitry Vladimirovich and me does not depict a ship, but an unusual building on the territory of the Military Education Center 50 km west of Shanghai near the shore of Lake Dianshan.


            What does "embossed" mean - these are my photos taken in 2016.




            I purposefully search for and visit such museums and places in China - history is always interesting, and even more so in the military.
            In the same year I was in Tianjin at the TavKR Kiev - I brought something about 1500 photos from a business trip.
            1. Errr
              Errr 9 November 2021 11: 12
              0
              Do not be offended. smile Embossed are not snatched, but released into circulation. yes drinks
              Thank you for continuing the banquet. hi good
              1. Dmitry V.
                Dmitry V. 9 November 2021 11: 38
                +1
                Quote: Herrr
                Embossed are not snatched, but released into circulation.
                Thank you for continuing the banquet


                No problem.
                Our mechanic (a former helicopter pilot Mi-8) - climbed half of the objects in the museum. Some are historically original, but for example a tank and armored personnel carriers are tin mock-ups, made with a very high reliability (yes - I also got inside, despite the signs in Chinese Do not fit! ":)
                From what I liked there - a secret stump

                and amphibious amphibious - another imitation of the American dukw


                The building is of course pretentious - but the exhibitions are scarce. Mostly modern equipment in models (except for a copy of the Hammer), but the historical part is interesting - I was especially interested in captured Japanese machine guns.


                But if there is a choice of what to see - the TavKR Kiev in Tianjin simply overshadows everything - this is not some kind of model - this is a work of military engineering of its time.
                1. Errr
                  Errr 9 November 2021 12: 18
                  0
                  I have a healthy envy to you now. yes It's all so delicious ...
                  But a tree stump is something with something. The question is forever. winked
          2. Dmitry V.
            Dmitry V. 9 November 2021 10: 21
            +2
            Quote: Herrr
            More information about it can be found, for example, at: http://rusjev.net/2019/05/18/v-kitae-poyavilos-strannoe-zdanie-v-vide-amerikanskogo-avianostsa/


            I was there long before 2019 - when the publication was "slammed".
            Back in 2014, I accidentally discovered this location on Google maps when I was looking for a visited place nearby. And in 2016, I was at an exhibition in Shanghai and visited the largest automobile museum and at the same time this museum in the form of an aircraft carrier. I posted a photo of the location.



            And the repeaters followed me :)
            1. Errr
              Errr 9 November 2021 11: 45
              +2
              One more time to danke shyong. hi smile
              And in your photo with Type 55 anti-aircraft guns between the trees in the distance you can see the Harpoon launchers, did the Chinese snatch them from the Ticonderoga? lol
              1. Dmitry V.
                Dmitry V. 9 November 2021 11: 55
                +2
                Something like that :))
                It couldn't be easier to copy - pipes and corners :))

                In Tianjin it was more interesting - the original copies.




      2. Dmitry V.
        Dmitry V. 9 November 2021 10: 03
        +2
        Quote: Herrr
        I will add, perhaps, for the sake of completeness

        Yes - that's how they found him, using google maps and visited in 2016.
        There are many layouts, but there is also a real technique.


        1. Errr
          Errr 9 November 2021 11: 53
          +1
          Class! good Steer as you do! smile
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 November 2021 14: 45
    +4
    Well done, they act like Suvorov. Suvorov, too, before the capture of Ishmael, ordered the construction of an exact copy of the fortress on which Russian soldiers trained in the assault. That later helped to take Ishmael with fewer losses.
  14. Alexfly
    Alexfly 8 November 2021 14: 58
    0
    Well done !! So it is necessary to train in full size, and not a conditional opponent ...
  15. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk 8 November 2021 15: 20
    +3
    How unreasonable it was to feed frozen rice with investments and technologies into an aggressive tiger, who just strives to bite his benefactors by the hand.))
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 8 November 2021 16: 08
      +1
      Quote: From Tomsk
      How unreasonable it was to feed frozen rice into an aggressive tiger with investment and technology,

      Not at all!
      The Yankees fed and incited this monster in the USSR ...
      "A mistake came out, that's what science is silent about,
      They wanted a cook, but ate Cook ... "- and so the Yankees did ...
      Have grown on your own head ...
      Now intrigues are being built to drive the Dragon back into the cave.
  16. Toucan
    Toucan 8 November 2021 16: 17
    +4
    China builds US aircraft carrier-shaped target in desert to practice missile strikes

    "News" is not the first freshness
    They wrote about this on VO a couple of years ago.
    1. Aag
      Aag 8 November 2021 16: 55
      0
      Quote: Tucan
      China builds US aircraft carrier-shaped target in desert to practice missile strikes

      "News" is not the first freshness
      They wrote about this on VO a couple of years ago.

      If so, then for the sake of being more specific, they, apparently, should otroroat somewhere a copy of Washington .. And several White Houses, in order to change as they go ...))).
  17. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 8 November 2021 18: 33
    0
    The Americans themselves are actively using prototyping technologies - including layouts of Chinese and Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.

    This is completely different! It is necessary to understand!
  18. IL-18
    IL-18 8 November 2021 22: 11
    0
    Test. Message clearly communicated to the addressee
  19. Shaman
    Shaman 9 November 2021 07: 28
    0
    Also put the models of the capitol and the white house next to it.
  20. Oleg Kievlyanin
    Oleg Kievlyanin 9 November 2021 19: 38
    0
    The Japanese also built a model and then attacked the USA at 41m