The Chinese air force is developing Xian H-20 its new stealth bomber. What does that mean for the U.S.?
In January, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) released a high-quality recruiting video. The spot links, in a compelling way, China’s air force legacy to its future using shots of existing stealth fighters in futuristic roles.
Three minutes and 43 seconds into the video, China’s new stealth bomber is shown, covered in a sheet. The Xian H-20, the bomber’s supposed designation, has been teased since 2016. If realized, the H-20 would be China’s only purpose-built strategic bomber.