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I suspect this is what Iran is developing as well to drive the US Navy out of the Gulf region.
By Tony Capaccio
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) — Chinaâ€™s military is close to fielding the worldâ€™s first anti-ship ballistic missile, according to U.S. Navy intelligence.
The missile, with a range of almost 900 miles (1,500 kilometers), would be fired from mobile, land-based launchers and is â€œspecifically designed to defeat U.S. carrier strike groups,â€ the Office of Naval Intelligence reported.
Five of the U.S. Navyâ€™s 11 carriers are based in the Pacific and operate freely in international waters near China. Their mission includes defending Taiwan should China seek to exercise by force its claim to the island democracy, which it considers a breakaway province.
The missile could turn this region into a â€œno-go zoneâ€ for U.S. carriers, saidAndrew Krepinevich, president of the Center for Strategic and Budget Assessments in Washington.