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PLA Air Force: Bomber Force Organization   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "This report provides an overview of the organization of the People's Republic of China's (PRC) People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force (PLAAF) Bomber force. According to the Office of the Secretary of Defense's 'Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2021': 'The PRC's bomber force is currently composed of H-6 Badger variants, which are domestically produced versions of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger) bomber. Despite the relative age of its bomber force, the PLAAF has worked to maintain and enhance the operational effectiveness of these aircraft. In recent years, the PRC has fielded greater numbers of the H-6K, a modernized H-6 variant that integrates standoff weapons and features more-efficient turbofan engines for extended-range. The H-6K can carry six land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs), giving the PLA a long-range standoff precision strike capability that can range targets in the Second Island Chain from home airfields in mainland China."

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2022-05-02
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U.S. Air University: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/
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