Aukus submarine deal: Is battle with China getting nearer?
Militarily, China right now is a power to be reckoned with. In latest years its People’s Liberation Army has made huge strides in know-how and innovation in addition to numbers. China’s Dong Feng hypersonic missiles, for instance, can journey at speeds in extra of Mach 5 (5 instances the velocity of sound), armed with both a excessive explosive or nuclear warhead. This is giving the US Navy’s seventh Fleet, primarily based at Yokosuka, Japan, pause for thought as to simply how shut it’s ready to threat crusing to China’s massed missile batteries onshore.