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Nov 8, 2021

China constructs fake US warships for potential target practice, images show

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China’s military has built a fake US Navy aircraft carrier and other warships for possible missile target practice, according to new satellite images published Sunday.

The images, captured by Colorado-based satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies, show a full-scale outline of a carrier and at least two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers at what appears to be a new target range complex in the Taklamakan Desert, part of China’s notorious Xinjiang province.

One of the mockups included the funnels and weapons systems featured on the destroyers, according to an analysis by the US Naval Institute.

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