Since 2008 1st Aviation Institute of China Aircraft Company (AVIC) is developing distant stealth bomber first generation for the PLA Air Force, said in a report of the municipal agency China Aviation News. Writes about it now wantchinatimes.com.
Senior Colonel Guohay Wu (Wu Guohui) from the Beijing State Institute of Defence said China Aviation News, that the stealth bomber has two advantages over ballistic missiles. In 1-x, ballistic missiles can be launched only once, while a stealth bomber can soar more than once. In-2, in case of cancellation of the order ballistic missiles can not return to the base, and the stealth bomber can.
At a time when the United States decided to finance in the amount of 1.2 billion dollars a year to develop a new stealth bomber to spoof Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, Wu said, the time has come to China to have its own stealth bomber. Ordinary strategic bombers such as the B-2 and Chinese Xian H-6, are easy prey for enemy fighters and anti-aircraft missiles. Our homeland is also designing its own distant bomber last generation to compete with the U.S. and China.
Currently, the United States is the only country in the world that has developed and stealth bombers. In the history of U.S. military aviation has developed three types of stealth bombers distant acts: Lockheed A-12, Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk and B-2. Now B-2 aircraft are the only manned stealth bomber in service. For this reason, China is considering the development of distant stealth bomber as a breakthrough for the aviation industry of the country.
China at the present time is the only country in the world except the United States and Russia, which is developing a stealth bmbardirovschiki distant or medium range. According to the report, Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation began conceptual design more than 10 years ago. First 21st Century Chinese aircraft company undertook the design and continued development of Chinese stealth bomber.
After 30 years of «open door policy» of Deng Xiaoping, China has more resources than ever to finish this project, according to a China Aviation News. China needs a real stealth bomber because modernization of H-6 bombers can act as a temporary measure, the report said, and they are obsolete, so the true basis bbyt strategic aviation and project an impact China.