Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) released a video on Tuesday showcasing a new long-range bomber for the first time to the public during the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the group, local media reports.
Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Tuesday that the aircraft is possibly a new long-range bomber “H-20”, similar to the US B-2 stealth bomber.
A video titled A Major Power Takes Off shows the front outline of the long-range bomber as the video is about to finish. The flying-wing bomber was covered by a blanket, with only its outline visible.
From the video, it's hard to determine the precise parameters of the bomber, but referring to other countries' aircraft, China's long-range bomber should have a range of at least 12,000 kilometers and 20 tons of storecarrying capacity, Fu Qianshao, an air defense expert, told the Global Times.
The bomber likely has prominent stealth defense capability and a better performance than the B-2, Fu said.
The H-20 could improve the air force in both defensive and offensive capabilities, which will "enable the army to possess stronger nuclear and conventional deterrence, China Military online reported in April.
The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has deployed its stealth fighter jet, J-20, to sea areas for combat training. "The J-20 has conducted a combat training mission in sea areas for the first time, and this has further strengthened the comprehensive combat capability of the PLA Air Force," PLA air force spokesperson Shen Jinke was quoted as saying by
China's largest domestically-developed transport aircraft, the Y-20, recently conducted its first joint airdrop training. In a post on People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's Sina Weibo on Tuesday, AF spokesperson Shen Jinke said the Y-20, which joined the air force in July 2016 and was displayed at the grand military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the PLA in July 2017, has started actual combat training
Chinas new nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile, Dong-Feng 26 (DF-26) has entered service with the Peoples Liberation Army Rocket Force. The Dongfeng-26 has been commissioned into the PLA Rocket Force
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed several types of high tech equipment along parts of its border with India including a surveillance camera network and a proposed satellite early-warning monitoring system. The equipment can be used in all environments, including those with extremes of temperature and topography such as the Himalayan region, some parts of which are in dispute with India
Chinas state run Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) has resolved with the defense sector to improve the market entry mechanism for military products. SASTIND will actively build an exchange platform as well as pilot projects to improve the efficiency of private companies undertaking military product manufacturing, said Long Hongshan, chief engineer with SASTIND, People's Daily reported on Monday
Chinas Su-35 fighter jets along with H-6K bombers participated in Bashi Channel patrol in combat training and testing toprovide a deterrence to ‘Taiwan independence forces, a Chinese military expert said. "The island patrol revealed that China's Su-35 fighter jets are combat-ready
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