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China New Xian H-20 Bomber A Copy of US B-2

China New Xian H-20 Bomber A Copy of US B-2

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People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) bomber fleet is steadily being modernized, and plans call for a next-generation stealthy, multi-role bomber.

The Xian H-20  is a subsonic stealth bomber design. The aircraft will feature a wing design similar to that of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, with components already being manufactured. Analysts noted that the new type bomber may enter service by 2025.

A small-scale test model of China’s next-generation bomber, a flying wing unofficially dubbed the H-20, has been spotted by satellite at Gaobeidian, a radar cross-section test range near Beijing. China state media CCTV estimates the H-20 will have stealth features, a maximum takeoff weight of at least 200 tons and payload capacity of up to 45 tons.

Xian H-20 bomber

China New Xian H-20 Bomber A Copy of US B-2

The H-20 resembles the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Spirit bomber and the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator. However, military analyst Wang Mingliang told CCTV that the H-20 cannot be compared with the B-2 as it will perform missions beyond strategic bombings, such as electronic warfare.

In September 2016, the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China has confirmed that the next-gen long-range bomber is under development.

“We are now developing a new generation of a long-range bomber, and you’ll see it in the future,” said Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of China Ma Xiaotian.

Apart from that China  released a video teaser of its H-20 stealth bomber and trolled the US’s stealth bombers in the process

China’s state-run aviation and defense company, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, recently posted a video celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, a subsidiary of AVIC

The video, which China Daily tweeted, ends with a shadowy wide shot of bomber-looking aircraft covered in a sheet with text reading “The Next” appearing on the screen.

The shot looks eerily similar to a Northrop Grumman advertisement of the B-21 Raider, which ran during the 2015 Super Bowl, The Drive reported, adding that China Defense Online may have also added the ending itself. As such, it’s unclear if it’s legit.

China  released a video teaser of its H-20 stealth bomber and trolled the US's stealth bombers in the process

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