For years it has been suspected or expected. Now it is official. China is developing a new-generation long-range bomber, says air force commander Gen. Ma Xiaotian. No details are available, but the term “long-range” means that the new type should fly much farther than the Avic H-6K, which the Chinese call a medium-range bomber. The range of the H-6K probably does not much exceed 6,000 km (3,700 mi.) for combat missions. Its reach is, however, quite enough for striking targets ...


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