Monday, February 26, 2024

Chinese formation of Xian H-6 bombers fly near Taiwan and Japan

China’s air force on Thursday sent formations of Xian H-6 strategic bombers near Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and the Miyako Strait south of Japan’s Okinawa as part of a long-range drill, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said that day.

Japan’s defence ministry also issued a statement late on Thursday describing the flyover by the formation of Xian H-6 bombers earlier that day as “unusual”, while noting that there had been no violation of Japanese airspace.

Near the border with Taiwan and Japan were spotted the Xian H-6K is an updated version of the H-6 medium-range bomber. The H-6K is designed for long-range attacks and stand-off attacks. It is considered as a strategic bomber. It is capable of attacking US carrier battle groups and priority targets in Asia.This aircraft has nuclear strike capability.

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Earlier this week, Ministry of National Defense People’s Republic of China reported that the H-6 bombers attached to an aviation regiment of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command will take part at a maritime orientation flight training exercise.

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