"China achieved a military milestone when its fighter jet landed on its new aircraft carrier in November, extending a modernization bid thatís recorded advances in submarines, cyber warfare and in outer space"He's taking the advice of his Admirals.
Surface ships, esp. Aircraft Carriers, are what is referred to as LST's, an older Navy landing ship.
LST stands for 'LONG SLOW TARGET', among other things.
The Chinese likely have a surface to surface missile system, either land based or on a small craft, like a Destroyer.
Did I mention what a Chinese Drone strike,using hundreds of drones, would do to an Aircraft Carrier??
Neutralizing our Aircraft Carriers.
The Navy Jets are helpless against Drones. They're too damn slow to track.
You don't get out much, do you??
Just as the Aircraft Carrier replaced the Battleship, a small missile replaces the Aircraft Carrier.
Surface ships, except for smaller craft, are toast.
The biggest ship in our Navy should be a Tin Can.
" CNN has obtained detailed photographs of a new stealth fighter being tested in China.
It is the second such stealth fighter China has tested in as many years and appears destined to become the communist nation's future aircraft carrier-based fighter jet, according to weapons analysts."
"Russia intends to strengthen its security on sea with a heavy air-capable cruiser of a new generation. The cruiser is expected to be put to use in the Russian navy in 2020"
"Russiaís T-50 stealth fighter prototype, the first radar-evading warplane outside the U.S. when it debuted in January 2010, is slightly less stealthy than the American F-22 and about equal to the smaller F-35. But in several other respects the new warplane from the Russian Sukhoi design bureau is actually superior to the American models."
i guess folks in Russia and China didn't get the memo.