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Chinese Bombers Capable Of Long Range Precision Strikes

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Chinese Bombers Capable Of Long Range Precision Strikes
Source : Our Bureau ~ Dated : Wednesday, October 14, 2015 @ 03:39 PM


Chinese H-6K bomber(Image:pLA)

Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force’s strategic bombers can now launch all-weather, long-range, precision strikes even if they lack stealth capability.

"The fact that our H-6K bombers have performed several long-distance drills far into the Pacific Ocean indicates that the H-6K fleet has become capable of conducting various operations such as long-range precision strikes," Fu Qianshao, an aviation equipment expert with the PLA Air Force was quoted as saying by China Daily Tuesday.

"In the past, our bombers could only deliver airdropped bombs and so were unable to conduct precision attacks, but the H-6K, with the adoption of some of our most advanced aeronautic technologies, is able to carry and launch air-to-surface cruise missiles and anti-ship missiles, which means it can take out multiple targets on the ground or at sea within one mission," he said.

Such capability is indispensable for any air force if it wants to perform strategic missions, Fu said.

" An air force with strategic aspirations must be able to perform long-range precision strike operations, so the H-6K is undoubtedly a valuable asset to the PLA Air Force," he added.

His remarks came as PLA Daily reported that H-6Ks from a bomber unit under the Guangzhou Military Command flew several thousand kilometers to an unidentified airspace during a recent exercise and destroyed multiple targets using precision weapons.

The bombers used sophisticated maneuvers and tactics to break through the "enemy defense" and overcame bad weather and the "enemy's electromagnetic blockage", the report said.
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Is that a show of hardware by the Chinese military? Yesterday there was this news article about China's statement against the plan of the US to station some war ships in the West Philippine sea maybe to enforce the rule of the sea. China will not take it sitting down and will hesitate to retaliate if a threatening poise by those US ships is perceived. Take note that some of the reefs occupied by the Chinese in the Spratlys have been converted into islands as military bases.
 

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It's a pretty neat idea that they are upgrading their bombers to handle strategic operations. Their fighter aircraft are pretty advanced while their bomber fleet in comparison looks and sounds quite dated. I mean the H-6K looks like it belongs at air shows rather than in military service.
 
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