A satellite photo from ImageSat Intl. from 1erMarch 2019, shows the deployment of 4 H-6 strategic bomberson the Chinese base of Xingning, only 450 from the island of Taiwan, creating renewed tensions between the two countries, and questions about Chinese objectives.
Indeed, if the H-6 is not an early youth aircraft, its airframe being modeled on that of the Soviet Tu-16, the aircraft has been largely modernized by Chinese engineers. Today, the latest versions of the H-6 can implement very long-range anti-ship missiles, like the YJ-12, capable of flying at more than Mach 4 and having a range of 400km, adding to the radius of 4000 km action from the device itself.
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