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Intel Report: China Developing New Stealth Fighter-Bomber

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By    |   Thursday, 31 January 2019 10:00 PM

China is working on developing stealth bombers capable of reaching global targets, according to a new government report.

Business Insider cited a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) assessment that claimed China's military is expanding.

The country, according to the DIA, "is developing new medium- and long-range stealth bombers to strike regional and global targets. Stealth technology continues to play a key role in the development of these new bombers, which probably will reach initial operational capability no sooner than 2025."

According to public sources, China has more than 100 strategic bombers currently in service, but they are all variations of the Russian-made Tupolev Tu-16 — which entered service in 1954 and was retired from the Russian fleet in 1993.

It was already known  China was developing another new bomber, which could be something similar to the B-2 Bomber — essentially a flying wing.

The mystery aircraft in development could be more of a fighter-bomber.

"These new bombers will have additional capabilities, with full-spectrum upgrades compared with current operational bomber fleets, and will employ many fifth-generation fighter technologies in their design," the DIA report reads.

China's J-20 stealth fighter was put into service last year.

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