July 2, 2020

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Japanese military aircraft intercepted Chinese H-6 bomber

Japanese military aircraft intercepted Chinese H-6K strategic bomber flying through international airspace between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako in the East China Sea, Japan’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

According to a message posted on the Defense Ministry’s Twitter account, Japanese airspace was not violated.

Chinese H-6K bomber designed for long-range attacks and stand-off attacks. It is considered as a strategic bomber. It is capable of attacking U.S. carrier battle groups and priority targets in Asia. This aircraft has nuclear strike capability.

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While previous models had limited missile capacity, the H-6K can carry up to six YJ-12 and 6-7 Air Launched Cruise Missiles; a single regiment of 18 H-6Ks fully loaded out with YJ-12s can saturate enemy ships with over 100 supersonic missiles.

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