US Has to Build New Frigates to Match Up with Chinese OnesPosted: April 15, 2017
In the past, China was busy developing new weapons to catch up with the US as US weapons were always more advanced. Now it is US turn to develop new weapons to match up with China’s.
The US developed its new littoral combat ships, but China does make any efforts to develop new warships to deal with them because just as Newsweek points out in its report “New U.S. Navy Warships Could Better Match Up With Russia and China” on April 11, the littoral ships are “not stacking up in comparison to similar vessels built by rival powers such as Russia and China”.
The US has to develop new warships to deal with those China has already developed and been in mass production.
Sorry for the US. China is also designing more advanced warships as China’s weapon development strategy is improving the existing generation, designing the next generation and thinking about the third generation.
China has increasingly more funds for weapon development due to its continuous economic growth. In addition, it has lots of dedicating patriotic scientists and engineers educated and trained not only by itself but also in large number by the United States.
We can foresee a future of the US busy catching up with China in weapon development.
Perhaps, the US has to copy Chinese weapons or steal Chinese weapon technology as its media are now accusing China of. However, US military knows well the difficulties in copying and stealing others’ technology.
Buying Chinese weapons may be a better choice as Chinese weapons are much cheaper than those made by US greedy weapon producers and China is willing to sell some of its advanced weapons.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Newsweek’s report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.newsweek.com/us-navy-powerful-class-frigate-guided-missile-radar-582403.