Countermeasures maybe only way to counter Chinese DF-21D Ballistic Missile
to a report from Russian Military Analysis , the only way to defeat
the DF-21D ballistic missile may be through electronic countermeasures.
The Dong-Feng 21D, is People's Liberation Army Navy's supersonic anti-ship
ballistic missile with a a top speed of Mach 10 and a range of 1,450
Military Analysis report explains that air defense system can be used
to intercept high-speed flying objectives, as the USS Lake Erie, a Ticonderoga-class
guided-missile cruiser, successfully destroyed malfunctioning spy satellite
USA-193 with a RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 about 247 km above the Pacific
in 2008; however, the report also noted that Lake Erie had an abundance
of information regarding the trajectory of the satellite.
Lacking sufficient knowledge about the launch point
of the missile, the only way to defeat the DF-21D is through electronic
countermeasures which would allow the United States Navy a chance
to evade the attack by changing the ballistic trajectory of the missile.
There remains no other way for a US aircraft carrier to defend itself
from an attack by the DF-21D, the report said.
Impression" of DF-21D Warheads coming down on a US CVBG