The front cover of the Chinese Aerospace Knowledge magazine was embedded with an image of the future strategic bomber Xian H-20, which Beijing is currently developing. The fact that the image was printed in the magazine may indicate that the Chinese military has approved its design. Development of the bomber was officially confirmed in 2016, although no specifications of the future strategic aircraft were given.
Certain military specialists expect the bomber to be adopted to the Chinese army in the mid 2020's. It will reportedly utilize "stealth" technology and, according to Pentagon experts, will be able to carry both conventional and strategic nuclear bombs.