US Navy Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group
moved into the South China Sea and has arrived in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. US officials stated that some countries must
“follow international law” pointing to China. Rear admiral Karl Thomas said “The motto
of this carrier is peace through strength. We just think that folks should follow the
international law and our presence allows us to provide that security and stability
in the background for these discussions to take place.” The statement clearly underlines American
resolve not to bow down to Chinese threats. In this video Defense Updates, analyzes why
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three days of premium account time as a bonus. China’s sweeping claims of sovereignty over
the South China Sea have annoyed competing claimants Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan,
Indonesia, and the Philippines. United States, Japan, Australia, and India
favor freedom of navigation as it is a very important sea route with 5 trillion $ in trade,
half of the global merchant shipping and 1/2 of world’s oil shipment pass through it. The sea also has alleged 11 billion barrels
of untapped oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The USA has been doing many Freedom of Navigation
exercises to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of
navigation in the strategic waters. US military is periodically sending warships
and air force jets to assert freedom of flights and navigation over the South China Sea. This mission has special significance as it
comes at a time when the relation between China and the Philippines has reached a new
low Chinese USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz class supercarrier. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers were designed
to be improvements on previous U.S. aircraft carriers, in particular, the Enterprise and
Forrestal-class vessels All 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers were
constructed between 1968 and 2006 at Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Virginia, in the
largest dry-dock in the western hemisphere. USS Ronald Reagan is the 9th ship of her class
and was commissioned on 12 July 2003. She is named in honor of Ronald W. Reagan,
President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Yokosuka, Japan is the homeport of USS Ronald
Reagan. USS Ronald Reagan is one of the largest vessels
constructed. It has a displacement of 100,000 tonnes, and
an overall length of 332.8 m or 1,092 feet. To give viewers a perspective, it is about
3 football fields long. It is powered by two A4W nuclear reactors,
kept in separate compartments. These power 4 propeller shafts and can produce
a maximum speed of over 30 knots or 56 km/h. As a result of the use of nuclear power, the
ship is capable of operating continuously for over 20 years without refueling and is
predicted to have a service life of over 50 years. Practically it has unlimited range & endurance. USS Ronald Reagan being a Nimitz class carrier
possesses a multitude of different radars including electronically scanned array 3D
radars. It is equipped with 16 to 24 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
or NATO Sea Sparrow missiles. RIM-7 Sea Sparrow is a US ship-borne short-range
anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon system, primarily intended for defense against anti-ship
missiles. Its range is 19 km and 12 miles Close-in weapon (CIWS) duties are performed
by Phalanx, & RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile. Phalanx CIWS has a 4500 /min rate of fire. RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles have speed
in excess of Mach 2. USS Ronald Reagan can carry a flight group
of more than 60 aircraft, including F-18 jet fighters. These are twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather
carrier-capable 4th generation multirole fighter aircraft. They have a payload of 7700 kg (17000 lbs)
and can carry ground attack weapons as well as air-to-air missiles. The versatility of the aircraft can be gauged
from the fact that on the first day of Operation Desert Storm, two F 18, each carrying four
2,000 lb. bombs shot down two Iraqi Migs and then proceeded to deliver their bombs on target. The flotilla of aircraft has enough firepower
to mount a credible offensive against any Chinese misadventure. USS Ronald Reagan doesn’t operate alone
but is deployed with the “carrier strike group”. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group includes
the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Antietam
(CG 54) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers
are equipped with a diverse array of weapons for Anti Aircraft Warfare (AAW), Anti Submarine
Warfare (ASW), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) as well as have the ability to intercept ballistic
missiles through Aegis Ballistic missile defense system. This class of cruiser has an overall length
of 567 ft or 173 m and displacement of about 9,600 tons. Ticonderoga class warship has a speed of 32+
knots (60+ km/h) and a range of 6000 nm or 11000 km. Ticonderoga class cruiser has 2 61 cell Mk
41 Vertical Launch System that can be equipped with a choice of different weapons. 1. RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB for Air
Defense & Anti Ship role with a range of 103 miles or 167 km and speed of Mach 3.5 2. RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV for Anti Aircraft
& Anti Ship role with a range of 115 miles or 185 km and speed of Mach 3.5 3. RIM-161 SM-3 for Ballistic missile defense
with a range of 435 miles or 700 km and speed of Mach 10. It can also be used as an Anti-satellite weapon. 4. RIM-162A ESSM for anti-missile role with a
range of 31 miles or 50 km and speed of Mach 4. It can be quad packed in single Mk 41 cell. 5. RIM-174A Standard ERAM or SM 6 for anti-air
warfare with a range of 150 miles or 240 km and speed Mach 3.5 6. BGM-109 Tomahawk for land attack. It has a long range of up to 1550 miles or
2500 km with subsonic speed. 7. RUM-139A VL-ASROC anti-submarine missile with
a range of 13 miles or 22 km It also has 8 Harpoon Missile Launcher for
Anti Ship role. 2 × Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes are present
launching Mk-46 or Mk-50 torpedoes 2 Sikorsky SH-60B helicopters are responsible
for Anti Submarine Warfare. Other weapons consist of long-range naval
gun and variety of Close-In Weapon System. The strike group also has Virginia class attack
submarine but it is not clear if for this mission any have been deployed. The Virginia class submarines can defeat enemy
submarines, clear sea mines, as well as score, hits on land installing. It is clear that Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike
Group packs a potent much and China will surely refrain from any misadventure again it. Recently The Philippines has “fired off” a
diplomatic protest against China and a Philippine defense official accused China of “bullying”
in the region. This came after the country’s national security
adviser, Hermogenes Esperon Jr, revealed that 113 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted “swarming”
Pagasa island between July 24 and 25. Pagasa, also known as Thitu, is the second-largest
natural landmass in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea. It has been a bone of contention between China
and The Philippines Viewers may note that earlier in the year,
on Apr 4th events took a new turn in the dispute when President Duterte stated, “I’m trying to tell China, Pagasa is ours. So let us be friends, but do not touch Pagasa
Island and the rest. Otherwise, things would be different.” He insisted that “this is not a warning,
this is just a word of advice to my friends, because China is our friend”. Mr. Duterte went on,
“I will not plead or beg, but I’m just telling you to lay off Pagasa, because I have
soldiers there, If you touch it, that’s another story. Then I will tell my soldiers ‘prepare for
suicide missions’.” In this situation, the movement of Ronald
Reagan Carrier Strike Group sends a message to China.


  1. remember the days of the crazy falkland war – with the witch thatcher…
    the brits fleet with one nuklear vessel sub… they had no chance against the exozet rocket of the argentin aerforce..
    thatcher called chiraque – who gave the codes to the brits…


    😵 W A K E U P D U M M Y 😴

  3. Let's drop the metric crap! No one in the USA thinks in km or such since Jimmy Carter's failed attempt to convert. It is annoying to have to listen and read both formats!

  4. The greatest danger to the aircraft carriers are the hypersonic missiles that the Chinese possess which you didn't mention. I begin to find your video mostly repeat the same informations and other useless comments. They have less and less informational values.

  5. If Britain and France joins with America in South China see dispute then according to military agreements Russia will join with Chinese force!

    And this won't be good for America as China using their Hypersonic Glider can deliver nuke warheads from Beijing to Washington D.C in less than an hour and no American Mach 10 speed missile defence system can penitrate it. 

    This WU-14 Hypersonic Glider especially made to destroy air craft carrier and war ships. 

    At this point China is lap ahead then America in air supremacy.  

    Russian new ICBMS (Sarmat and Kizhal) can penitrate American defence. 

    Yet another deception by Cabal to hold on to it's falling economy! And trying to compell China to continue buying American bonds and derivatives to float there dollar economy.

    Check the link below how WU-14 will destroy any air craft carrier or ships by US Pentagon Analysis.


  6. too many ads …… way too many ads…. makes this unwatchable…. will not be watching again or subscribing anytime soon

  7. Best way to deal with China, without firing a single shot, is to leave their products floating in international waters. The amount of financial losses would bury them in a very short period of time.

  8. China has funded USA to the extent of 5 trillion Usd. So can USA mess with its biggest financier. Highly unlikely.

  9. So one US aircraft carrier caries 60 aircraft and so total all 10 US aircraft carriers can carry a total of 600 aircraft. China's military has 3000 aircraft so each US aircraft would be out numbered 5 to 1.

    Aircraft carriers can be sunk, China is a land mass so doesn't have to worry about torpedos.

    If there was a conflict between the US and China in China then clearly China would have the upper hand. China has the numbers to get one missile to hit. Think about 3000 aircraft going after one carrier at a time. I don't know how many missiles each of the 3000 Chinese aircraft can carry but most definitely enough to get one missile to hit.

    One missile hit to an aircraft carrier is enough. Where as China is a land mass so it can't be sunk by a single missile hit.

    Having US aircraft carriers off the coast of China is a good way to act macho, but clearly the US wouldn't stand a chance against China if the war happened in China or off the Chinese coast.

  10. Why????
    Because China attitude are very hard head / they don’t want respect others rules/
    Chinese are different character’
    Me? I know a bit chinese character because Many of May siblings family are 50 %chinese blood//
    Is why decipline more this hard brain of chinese people/
    They must accept the int: law!
    They must learned and more respect !
    Esp the phils rules of law!
    Pilipino are very loving and kind
    We are soo understanding mind/
    But I hope this problems will be solve very sooner
    Nooo war happens ‘
    God is great for the phils!

  11. Humans are on prison planet for a reason. Humans have been highjacked long ago by their quest for destruction and greed.

  12. everyone knows a single carrier group isn't enough when facing off a giant opponent like China or Russia. not to mention US currently doesn't have defense against hypersonic weapon. so this video is dedicated primarily to dumb people, right? China is not doing anything to this carrier group because it just made a stop over in the Philippines. why not try it to enter Tianjin illegally so you will see it blowing?

  13. We are not in 1990…China nuclear sub can launch from 400km cruise missile( guide by satellite) vs Ronald Reegan beside DF-21 and 1500km cruise missile from China Hh-6 bombers…the aircarrier is just a floating airbase if 7-8 missile hit the runway..it turns the Ronald Reegan useless!

  14. Today's Admirals are fully prepared to win yesterday's battles.
    Unfortunately things have changed.
    Surface ships are sitting ducks for space faring nations (like China).
    I'm sure there is a bureau in the Chinese navy that keeps track of the position of all US aircraft carriers with square meter accuracy.
    At war start, the Chinese will have no problem to rain down DF41's on the various Pacific carrier battle groups.
    Once those battle groups have been decimated, the USA won't have any means left to actually "invade" China.
    As a matter of fact the only viable option left to the USA is full nuclear retaliation.
    Congratulations to everybody, we just stumbled upon another lousy cause to sterilise Earth's biosphere.

  15. Ronald Reagan was a brain dead puppet of the bush family and deserves no military shit in his name. He consulted with the psychic friends network to decide policy, a complete fucking moron. And no, I am not watching this garbage.

  16. They certainly can but won't risk the retaliation china has Anti Ship DF missiles specifically built for Carriers.

  17. Only Americans think that a country like China gives a fuck about you childish warmongering. W t f are you going to do with these against a country like China? Yankee, go home. And bloody grow up. Wankers.

  18. The U.S. Air Force has the largest air force in the world. The U.S. Navy has the second largest air force in the world.

  19. No Guesst No Commant, Scientist Always One Step In Front, ….. God Bless All, ….. Cheerio.🌠✌✌🌠👍👍👍🌠🌟🌠.

  20. The only discrepancy I have with your video is that NO carrier goes anywhere without a submarine and destroyer escort period. Even if the carrier moves from one port to another at home.Minimum escort is generally three escort ships, a sub, a cruiser, and a destroyer, or at least that is the way it was when I was in the Navy. Never forget that what you can not see can bite you in the butt China.

  21. Boycott all PRC goods. Hit them where it hurts! Their economy. Tell Walmart and all the other western companies not to stock PRC goods whenever possible. Trump’s trade war needs allies such as the EU and Japan and other democracies if it wants real teeth to bite the PRC’s dragons head off!

  22. This video wholly omits China's capabilities hence not informative. İn addition weapons are not evaluated by their specs but with their capabilities. A weapon my be fast but this might force it to fly high altitude which makes it more detectable or a subsonic low altitude flying cruise missille might be much harder ti detect so on so forth

  23. China is all but land locked 1 good blockade and with in week's China is done . And yes the pla is well aware of this

  24. China will just bide its time and attack when its ready. Regardless of what relation ship the US has with them. Eventually they want to be alpha..

  25. Video titled "why China can't do much against Ronald Reagan carrier strike group" – but doesn't mention anything about why China can't do much against those old ships? How'bout a couple of hypersonic ASMs? Or "100 "normal ASMs? Right into the unfortunate carrier? Not much a carrier can do to protect itself against 100ths of ASMs…

  26. You Never underestimate your enemy. A a few dozen hypersonic anti-ship missiles could possibly destroy any carrier. One or two would be could be countered.

  27. They hit the USS America for a month with ordinance and it still didn't sink. A carrier group can create havoc for a thousand miles in each direction, so good luck getting close enough to spend a month sinking it.

  28. What a joke title…they surfaced diesel sub 15 years ago in the midle of the carrier strike group…later sweden sub did it again

  29. pla has the largest standing army in the world as of '81 at 1B in reservists if I remember correctly? I wonder if its been reduced..


  31. You forgot to mention that china has the biggest and fastest manufacturing capabilities. Meaning they can build whatever the fuck they want, to confront the carrier. The only reason they don't is because they don't need to flex their muscles, in order to proof their power

  32. The second order coming from the Bridge after the Chinese attack a modern CBG, is…..”Sweepers, man your brooms!”

  33. China is pretty weak compared to the US. But let’s not take that for granted but that’s not gonna be a problem for at least 25-50 more years. I know my country dose

  34. America does not want to pay its debts so it wants to start trouble to causes excuses not to pay back its debts.
    You see this all the time when one doesn't want to pay back a debt they just create problems to avoid paying ect ect.

  35. Carrier is surrounded by a picket fence of ships, each ship has anti missiles systems, even hypersonics will have to pass through 3 layers of defensive weaponry, plus a swarm of angry F-18s

  36. Don't forget, the USA thought the same about Vietnam, and the USA got its fat ass whooped. Same as Mogadishu too.

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  38. Funny, it didn't stop China from building all those artificial islands and air bases in the South China Sea.

  39. I recommend for China a preemptive strike…
    2 big holes in the flight deck, and nothing lands or will take off.
    Render them useless!

  40. Aircraft Carrier in today wars are as effective as the battle ships in WW2. As long as you’re bombing small country people can’t find on a map it’s all so modern, against China and Russia it will be the newest fish home.

  41. Impressive explanation of the offensive and defensive capabilities of the ronald reagan strike group, having said that, you forgot the main issue: to explain why China does not have the capability to cause some damage to the aforementioned group. Why did not you mention the anti-ship ballistic and cruise missile that China possesses? why did not you mention the hypersonic missile that China also possesses and which the u.s does not have defences against them?

  42. The USA is living in denial because they cannot accept the fact that they are spent power with well over 90% of obsolete technology.

    Aircraft carrier RR is the world possible case of misleading propaganda. Americans are obsessed with the quantitative elements not qualitative.

    China is in possession of hypersonic anti-ship missiles which due to sheer speed cause plasma envelop around missiles and there is a possibility that they either acquired or stole (most likely) Russian unique technology of creating plasma around missile thus rendering it totally invisible to radar because plasma's property is to absorb and destroy radio signall.

    Propaganda is counting how many defensive systems RR has as that is the most important aspect – very stupid and unintelligent argument. No doubt that RR resembles as a floating scrap yard with all of these useless and obsolete systems. To understand better, imagine a Japanese Ninja armed with 50 different deadly weapons in their usual arsenal and his opponent is one well-hidden sniper shooter with a long-range sniper. Ask yourself who will win a possible encounter?

    The ninja will walk very carefully watching all around in all sides and ready to throw his knives of all shapes and sizes, slice and dice opponent with shiny, sharp and deadly katana sword. He will move silently and swiftly and then all of a sudden there will be all black and he won't even know that his head has just in this instant being blown to peace as watermelon hit by the same projectile. He will be dead long before he will hit the ground, he will never understand that quantity did not help him against one single very qualitative weapon.

    That is exactly what would happen to RR. Are you really so naive to believe that the USA as the largest terrorist country on the planet would hesitate for a split of a second to engage China if they would know that they would win hands down? The USA is bully of the world and as such has two methods, one is for small and weak such as all 40 weak countries which experienced first-hand American terrorism, such as Panama, Grenada, Vietnam, Cambodia, Yemen, Iraq, Eritrea, Somalia and do on. The second method is a method of "all dogs" and that means lots and lots of barking and no bites. Small fogs are hiding behind other as the USA is barking against Russia and China hiding behind NATO and so-called "International coalition" of stooges and failed states in the hands of tyrants.

    RR is nothing more than floating scrap yard with an immense tendency to become wreckage on very short notice if they overstep the line of Chinese tolerance.

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  44. China can sink the whole strike group in minutes if they want to. They just won't do it unless there is a major scale war. Armies always attack proportionately. Each of the destroyers in the strike group have a limited number of missiles it can engage, If you fire more missiles than it can engage you will sink it even if it has 100% performance, and there is nothing like 100% interception in war, With the advent of long range hypersonic missiles using strike group like this is the most risky adventure – putting 5000 soldiers in one ship and only hopping that your missile defense system will work 100%. I will not do this foolish thing if I am a commander.

  45. Great job – NOT.. Nimitz class carrier are capable of carrying over 90 embarked jets and helicopters, not 60. What a childish channel. I knew that when I was 5 yo.

  46. America think tank David Goldman has this to said America build aircraft carriers n the Chinese built hypersonic missile to sink aircraft carriers

  47. China can never match US capability in war.
    Experiences have equipped US with multifarious strategies and capacities to turn all its enemies into dust and ash.
    I am a filipino and I admire the Americans.

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  49. A few rockets and its over 😂 Ships are outdated and the americans Invested in the wrong weapon system 😂😂🤣 good so America and Israel will Fall soon

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