China Developing Fifth-gen Stealth Fighter-bomber, Says U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
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January 21, 2019 - by Jon Lake for AINonline
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has outlined its assessment that China is developing a new fifth-generation tactical strike fighter in its newly published report, China Military Power—Modernising a force to fight and win.
The aircraft, referred to as the JH-XX by some sources and believed to be a product of the 601 (Shenyang) Aircraft Design Institute, is one of two new stealth bombers under development in China, intended to strike regional and global targets. These designs will embody "full-spectrum upgrades compared with current operational bomber fleets" and will employ "many fifth-generation fighter technologies in their design."
The first of these new bombers is the so-called "Strategic Bomber," described as a developmental next-generation long-range bomber and understood to be the Xian H-20...