For example, if the commander knows that only surface ships can carry long-range antiship
missiles, the minimum safety zone for those missiles must be assumed for an unidentified radar contact--that is, of the class of surface contacts.
Defense Robert Gates voiced concerns Saturday over China's development of antiship
missiles and stealth fighters while stressing the need for the two countries to deepen bilateral security talks.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda told cabinet ministers Friday to be careful in handling sensitive information following the recent disclosure by land minister Chikage Ogi of an unconfirmed report that North Korea had test-fired an antiship
missile, ministers said.
These new F-16s are to be fitted, like' the F-16s previously acquired by the ROKAF, with the AN/ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ), the AN/APG-68(V)7 radar, LANTIRN navigation/targeting pods and advanced identification-friend-or-foe systems, as well as the capability to carry the Harpoon antiship
missile and the High-speed AntiRadiation Missile.
It came weeks after China had jolted the world with news that it had deployed antiship
and surface-to-air missiles on the disputed features.
However, the trend toward improved capabilities and competence at sea is clearly evident in some notable recent successes: the suicide attack on USS Cole in 2000; the attack by al-Qaeda on the French oil tanker Limburg in 2002; Hezbollah's attack on the Israeli corvette Hanit using a variant of the Silkworm antiship
missile in 2006; and terrorist attacks launched at Mumbai, in 2008, from the sea.
North Korea recently reactivated a nuclear reactor at the Yongbyon complex, which was shut down under the 1994 pact, and launched antiship
On May 4, the destroyer HMS Sheffield was hit and sunk by a French-made Exocet antiship
missile launched from a Argentine Super Entendard fighter, costing the lives of twenty of the ship's crew.
Pleading military weakness, the Duterte administration has refused to protest the violation of Philippine sovereignty, not even after China l and ed military planes on the isl and s and deployed antiship
missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on them.
We are told that the Chinese may be able to operate carriers under the umbrella of the new antiship
missile, as though it takes a carrier to sink another carrier.
South Korea's Defense Ministry said Wednesday North Korea may have fired an antiship
missile in the west coast Tuesday, backtracking from its earlier statement, in which the ministry denied there was any missile launched.