The US Navy is starting to deploy new anti-ship missiles and is improving its missile defenses in response to the challenge from China after a number of US Department of Defense-sponsored simulations showed the US would lose in a naval battle with China. 

While it is still a few years before full operational capability is reached, the renewed US naval force offers a serious challenge to China's growing naval power and offers a response to the dire predictions of wargame simulations. 

Down the road a little farther, the US Navy and Air Force will also have hypersonic missiles, although the timetables are not yet clear when the missiles will be ready for deployment.

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