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  • jam-bo
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    Chewkw. You heard it here first…

    dyna-ti
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    If there’s even 10 operational by 2050 I’d be impressed.

    Given that how long it took them to create all this – vid, they could probably have all 70 churned out in 6 months.

    PJM1974
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    It was a number chewk plucked out of his imagination. No basis in any sort of reality.

    Yup. There’s a reason why I ask Chewk to provide citations from his sources to support his statements.

    The Chinese Navy has advanced anti-ship missiles designed to counter US aircraft carriers, perhaps their doctrine isn’t about competing like-for-like with the US Navy.

    Good call to the poster who reminded us that the US is looking to entice semiconductor manufacturers back to the US in the medium term.

    dissonance
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    Good call to the poster who reminded us that the US is looking to entice semiconductor manufacturers back to the US in the medium term.

    The EU is doing the same.
    EU also has the advantage of being the place where the kit to build the semiconductors is built (AMSL).

    timba
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    The Chinese Navy has advanced anti-ship missiles designed to counter US aircraft carriers, perhaps their doctrine isn’t about competing like-for-like with the US Navy

    PLA/CCP will never have 70 aircraft carriers because you’d need some 400 other ships to make the strike groups up. Even if they have 35 in port and 35 at sea they have to rotate enough ships to make the groups up, maybe 250-300 others? The US has almost as many carriers as the rest of the world combined but only has 11 strike groups
    There’s a debate going on around the future of the aircraft carrier in “western” military circles; force projection, first response, etc v. vulnerable to both missile and submarine attack. The German U24 (they still call them that) “sank” USS Enterprise on exercise in 2001 and the Swedish navy’s Gotland took pictures of Ronald Reagan’s bottom in 2006
    I don’t see the PLA having the need for either force projection or first response, they tend to sit back and work behind the scenes

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