Analysts say the strike range of China’s H-6N bomber could be improved by a supersonic payload. Photo: Weibo

China’s new supersonic arsenal could give H-6N bomber force greater reach, military experts say

  • Air force source says supersonic cruise missiles first seen on National Day could allow PLA to hit targets 3,700 miles away
  • Plane enthusiasts and military experts say H-6N strike planes are also modified to carry China’s latest spy drones
Topic |   China military

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Analysts say the strike range of China’s H-6N bomber could be improved by a supersonic payload. Photo: Weibo
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.