The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Photo: US Navy handoutThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Photo: US Navy handout
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Photo: US Navy handout

Eyeing China, Pentagon plans larger, ‘more lethal’ navy

  • Defence chief calls Asian superpower top US security threat as he outlines ‘game-changer’ plan to expand sea fleet from 293 ships to more than 355
  • Boost to arsenal includes autonomous vessels, submarines and aircraft, and will add tens of billions of dollars to US Navy budget between now and 2045

Topic |   US-China relations
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Photo: US Navy handoutThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Photo: US Navy handout
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Photo: US Navy handout
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