* Beijing ‘carefully considering’ unveiling the plane at the Zhuhai Airshow in November at a time of heightened regional tension
* H-20 will give China the nuclear triad of submarines, ballistic missiles and bombers
China’s new generation strategic bomber is likely to be ready for delivery this year, but Beijing is said to be weighing the impact of its unveiling at a complex time in regional relations due to the coronavirus pandemic
Military sources said the Xian H-20 supersonic stealth bomber – expected to double the country’s strike range – could make its first public appearance at this year’s Zhuhai Airshow
in November, if the pandemic was sufficiently under control.
“The Zhuhai Airshow is expected to become a platform to promote China’s image and its success in pandemic control – telling the outside world that the contagion did not have any big impacts on Chinese defence industry enterprises,” a source said.
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Update #1: China weighing up revealing new stealth bomber that can target Australia (9 News)
Update #2: China could unveil stealth bomber in November: Report (The Week)
Update #3: China set to unveil new nuclear stealth bomber that could reach Los Angeles (Daily Star)
WNU Editor: If this pandemic roars back later this year, China will be needing as many PR events as possible to change the narrative. That is why I do expect China will be debuting this stealth bomber later this year.