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China Developing New-Generation Strategic Bomber

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China is developing a new-generation strategic bomber that will soon be presented to the public, China’s Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Ma Xiaotian said.

BEIJING (Sputnik) — According to Ma, the Chinese air force’s strike capabilities have significantly increased over time.

“We are currently developing a new generation of strategic bombers, soon you will be able to see it,” Ma told the Global Times (Huanqiu Shibao) newspaper.

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Ma gave no additional details on the new bomber.

Last year, China unveiled its Xian H-6K strategic bomber, a licensed copy of the Soviet Tu-16 aircraft. The H-6K is equipped with the DH-20 cruise missile, which gives the Chinese bomber the ability to hit targets located as far away as Australia.

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