English military Weekly Jane’s Defense Weekly published an article on June 19, as shown in one of the Chinese aviation online forums photo model promising stealth bomber indicate that China is developing such aircraft, reports now mil.news.sina.com.cn. Photography caused numerous discussions and massive speculation.
It is reported that the exhibited photos only speaks about the ongoing work, and the model itself can not transform into a real research project, much less into a fighting machine.
Jane’s Defense Weekly writes that the development of a new bomber can lead aviation companies «Hongda» and «Shenyang». Promising combat aircraft can come to replace the fighter-bomber JH-7.
Also weekly concludes that the present model is more like a compilation of the technical solutions adopted in the development of American tactical stealth bomber F-117 Nighthawk fighter and layout fifth generation YF-23, which was a rival F-22 Raptor.