China Plans To Build Star-Wars Type Super Warship Equivalent To An Entire Carrier Fleet

In a research paper published on 13th June in the academic journal ‘Transactions of China Electrotechnical Society’, the country’s top naval scientist, researcher and developer, Rear Admiral Ma Weiming, revealed the blueprint of a futuristic warship that would revolutionise naval warfare.

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He claims it would be different from any other naval ship in the world, laden with new technologies and capabilities.

This futuristic vessel would challenge conventional naval formations and naval warfare spanning over a century, mentioned Ma.

Presently, naval combat across the globe, including aircraft carrier groups, is complex since they have to perform several tasks, which makes coordination difficult. These vessels are also very costly to build, manage and operate.

This Star-Wars-type futuristic Chinese Warship would perform the functions of an entire carrier fleet, mentioned Ma and his colleagues in the paper.

The cornerstone of this supership would be a novel naval combat system with electromagnetic weapons and a robust electrical system powered by nuclear energy.

He also added a computer-generated image of this warship in the paper, which shows that it would carry many aircraft but looks quite different from a traditional carrier.

In today’s world, several aircraft carriers are powered by nuclear energy; however, their electrical systems usually perform the task of powering the vessel’s propulsion and other systems. Hence, their main purpose is to offer air support for operations and not to engage in direct combat.

The super warship would also have electromagnetic weapons like rail guns, laser weapons, coilguns, high-powered microwaves and rocket launchers.

The paper says that the advanced technology would effectively transform the energy from the ship’s power source into the electromagnetic energy required to operate these weapons.

Hence, allowing a single ship to defend itself against air strikes, engage in anti-submarine warfare, tackle missiles, and launch strikes on both water and land targets.

However, at present, nuclear energy cannot be utilised as a weapon in traditional warfare.

The paper also explains that the electromagnetic rail guns, for example, would have a long reach and could hit targets in near space at up to 7 times the speed of sound.

The missiles onboard the ship would be reloaded automatically and have greater speed, allowing more missiles to be fired than their enemies.

The coilguns would launch various underwater weapons, enhancing the warship’s underwater attack and defence capabilities.

Laser weapons and high-powered microwaves would allow the supership to accurately target their adversaries and counter multiple targets simultaneously over a broad area.

The supership would be unstoppable due to the infinite supply of nuclear energy and its advanced system of power management.

The paper mentioned that its powerful radars with sensors would identify the adversaries from a much larger distance.

Ma’s team of researchers have not clarified when this super warship would be constructed, but they made it clear that China is determined to take the idea from science to the real world soon.

References: hindustantimes, scmp

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