China’s New H‑20 Stealth Bomber
The Xian H‑20 stealth bomber is one of the most ambitious projects of a Chinese military that is seeking to become the regional power in the Indo-Pacific.
Still under development, the Xian H‑20 stealth bomber will give the Chinese military an air-delivered nuclear capability in addition to a powerful conventional bomber.
H‑20: A Deep Penetration Bomber
All the available evidence—which, to be sure, is limited—suggests that the Chinese military has opted for stealth and deep penetration capabilities rather than speed and agility. Put simply, the Chinese military seems to be preferring an aircraft that will be hard to detect and will have the necessary systems that would allow it to penetrate deep inside the anti-aircraft umbrella of an ad …