Chinese Navy Debuts Latest Long Ranger Bomber H-6J in South China Sea Drill

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  • 04:28 PM, July 30, 2020
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Chinese Navy Debuts Latest Long Ranger Bomber H-6J in South China Sea Drill
H-6M bomber of PLA Navy. Image via Chinamil

China's Navy deployed its latest long range bomber, the H-6J that flew along with the H-6G during a recent drill in the South China Sea.

Chinese media reported that the H-6J can carry seven YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, with six under the wings and one in the weapon bay. The H-6J's weapon capacity is about twice that of the H-6G, with 50 percent farther combat radius to about 3,500 kilometers.

This is the first time the Chinese PLA has officially revealed the H-6J bomber, semi-official Global Times newspaper reported. The H-6J has the capability to conduct all-weather combat missions and is also capable of accurately attacking moving maritime targets, it said.

Earlier reports said that four H-6Js were first spotted in a PLA Naval base in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in September 2018.

The Chinese navy operates different variants of the H-6- the  H-6G, H-6M, H-6N and the  H-6J and H-6K according to publicly available information.
Chinese Navy Debuts Latest Long Ranger Bomber H-6J in South China Sea Drill
Chinese Xian H-6K bomber. file photo
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