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If those fishing boats (which are typically 100 feet long) carry surface to air missiles or surface to ship missiles, capable of destroying aircraft and shis.....then you better worry.

It doesn't take a big ship to launch an Exocet type missile or a shoulder fired SAM. You're just as dead. Or even something like a Chinese equivalent of a Tomahawk missile....



I wouldn't really call an Exocet missile or nuclear-tipped torpedo a "light gun"; I was talking about something more like a 40 mm.

Still, a fleet of a hundred fishing boats wouldn't make it anywhere near one of our battle groups. They'd be bombed from the air or destroyed by subs long before they came in range. They just don't have any way of detecting and meaningfully defending against those kinds of attacks. No long-range radar, no sonar, etc.

Capability > numbers.
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