China has started to develop the H-20 long-range bomber.
China really develops the H-20 long-range bomber, the Defense Aerospace information website reported, citing commander of the country’s Air Force, Ma Xiaotian.
Recently, the China Central Television showed a blueprint of the alleged bomber, which caused great interest among military.
According to the article, earlier, China has never constructed large-capacity and strategic long-range bombers. Only the H-6 (a licensed copy of the Soviet Tu-16), capable to carry nuclear missiles, have been in service in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, it was not a strategic bomber.
Reportedly, creating the H-20, designers plan to use the stealth technologies. The new bombers have already been compared with the American B-2.
According to the military authorities, the process of developing of the perspective next-generation aircraft will need about 10 years.
As an author of the article noted, China has favorable conditions for development of strategic bombers, as the country has accumulated experience in production of aircraft, including stealth fighter jets.