US to deploy advanced weapons near China

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter in a speech on Sunday has unveiled the Pentagon’s plans to deploy advanced weapons, including the newest stealth destroyer, near the borders of China.

US to deploy advanced weapons near China

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Wall Street Journal has said reported on Sunday that during his visit to Singapore on Sunday, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter named new weapons systems the United States plans to move to Asia as "part of its longer-term rebalance of military assets to the region," 

One of the weapons in the artillery is the military’s newest stealth destroyer, the Zumwalt.

The 610-foot-long Zumwalt is named after the late Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt Jr. It will have nearly 10 times more available power than its predecessors.

The vessel could become the first ship carrying next-generation weapons like electromagnetic railguns, which use a strong electromagnetic pulse, rather than gunpowder, to shoot projectiles.

Washington is stepping up its pressure on China after Beijing decided to build artificial islands in the South China Sea.

China has warned that coming too close to the islands would be provocative.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying expressed concern over US plans to bolster its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Haziran 2015, 10:24