Chinese press comments on tests, which were carried out with the participation of the modernized Tu-22M3 missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Recall, what are we talking about, that during the tests, the long-range bomber launched the Kh-32 cruise missiles. Wherein, according to the source, the accuracy of the missiles was maximum - "they hit the peg".
On the pages of the military-thematic section of the Chinese resource Sohu it is noted, that Russia is developing the aviation component of countering aircraft carriers. The author writes, that while the United States is betting on its aircraft carriers, Russian Aerospace Forces are learning to destroy them. noted, that there is a growing potential to counter US AUG (aircraft carrier strike groups).
from the article:
The range of the X-32 cruise missile is more than 1 thousands of kilometers. Moreover, its speed can reach 5 Makhov. This is capable of ensuring the destruction of an aircraft carrier without entering the missile carrier into the affected area of its air defense. At the same time, it is extremely difficult for the ship's onboard systems to detect a missile., because she can from a height more 20 km drop to 10 meters in maneuverable dive mode.
The author writes, that in the case of using the X-32 against an aircraft carrier, that one is guaranteed to be destroyed. At the same time, the AUG itself "is unlikely to be able to get the Tu-22M3".
Additionally noted, that Russia decided to seriously modernize its long-range bombers. The final version of the missile carrier to date - Tu-22M3M. Such an aircraft is also capable of carrying the Dagger hypersonic missiles..
Sohu points out, that the Russian Aerospace Forces turned the Tu-22M3 into a truly versatile combat vehicle, which can be effectively used against a wide variety of targets, including aircraft carrier strike groups. At the same time, the author writes, that in order to counter the Russian missile carrier the US Navy will have to "rely on increasing the combat capabilities of the F-35 carrier-based fighters".