That, however, is exactly what happened over the weekend. In the desert in China’s northwest, they have built models of at least one aircraft carrier and one destroyer.
Maxar identified the location as Ruoqiang, a Taklamakan desert county in the north-western Xinjiang region.
So, the Chinese are using these mock-ups for target practice.
Not that they will admit anything of the sort.
Given the tensions in the South China Sea, and the Chinese aggression toward Taiwan of late, this development is not reassuring at all, especially if the models are detailed enough to include weapons systems.
One has to wonder if they stole the plans for our warships as well.
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