PLAAF JH-XX / H-X bomber project


kriss

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Remember last year? Though this time it's from air force it might (or not) be different.
 

sinophilia

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It’s awesome for us to see China develop almost every high-tech military platform that exists in world class military arsenals today, but does China have any real need yet for a strategic bomber anyway?

In the context of Chinese goals and ambitions what would be their potential uses? Threatening American bases in Korea and Japan? All the way to Guam perhaps?
 

weig2000

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It’s awesome for us to see China develop almost every high-tech military platform that exists in world class military arsenals today, but does China have any real need yet for a strategic bomber anyway?

In the context of Chinese goals and ambitions what would be their potential uses? Threatening American bases in Korea and Japan? All the way to Guam perhaps?

Definitely, going all the way to second island chain and beyond, Northern Australia, Northern Indian Ocean including Diego Garcia.
 

localizer

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You guys think these kites can fly 10000km without getting detected by optical satellites?
They have a distinctive shale and large surface area. They have no stealthiness in the visible range. And those satellites will only get better in terms of machine learning and imaging/optics tech.

I would imagine those tracking satellites can keep an eye on them. Especially it they’re flying over a white cloud backdrop.

Just doesn’t seem worth the risk to use against long range targets such as Guam.
 
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Crang

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You guys think these kites can fly 10000km without getting detected by optical satellites?
They have a distinctive shale and large surface area. They have no stealthiness in the visible range. And those satellites will only get better in terms of machine learning and imaging/optics tech.

I would imagine those tracking satellites can keep an eye on them. Especially it they’re flying over a white cloud backdrop.

Just doesn’t seem worth the risk to use against long range targets such as Guam.
Necessary evil
 

weig2000

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You guys think these kites can fly 10000km without getting detected by optical satellites?
They have a distinctive shale and large surface area. They have no stealthiness in the visible range. And those satellites will only get better in terms of machine learning and imaging/optics tech.

I would imagine those tracking satellites can keep an eye on them. Especially it they’re flying over a white cloud backdrop.

Just doesn’t seem worth the risk to use against long range targets such as Guam.

Flying a strategic bomber around also has the deterrence effect and the show of strength during peace time, besides actually engaged in war fighting, which would be rare.

Much like the nuclear-powered super carriers.
 

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