WANT China Times While US destroyers can fire between 30-40 long-range anti-ship missiles against a Chinese carrier battle group 600 kilometers away, the PLA Navy's surface combat vessels can only fire 30.
'In a direct confrontation with the US Navy, the chances of the Liaoning
not being hit by a US anti-ship missile is only between 20% and 30%. The
chances of China bringing serious damage to a US carrier is only
between 7% and 15%. Meanwhile, China will lose twice or perhaps even
four times the warships which the United States would. Sivkov said that
it is impossible for the PLA Navy to win a carrier battle with the US in
'The Russian expert also said that China's air defense missiles can only
intercept between four and five US anti-ship missiles during the first
round of the fight. Under US electronic attack, the capability of
Chinese air defense systems would drop to between 30% and 70%. In this
scenario, the Liaoning would be able to intercept probably no more than
three American anti-ship missiles in a confrontation.'