Attack Aircraft II

It was rumored that 601/SAC are working on a twin-engine medium supersonic stealth bomber design (H-18?) but this has yet to be confirmed. If entering the service, it would replace the obsolete H-6 medium bomber.


New long-range strategic bomber designs (H-20?) have been under development at 603 Institute/XAC since late 90s. Various configurations were studied in detail. One configuration was a supersonic bomber with a conventional design (delta wings with canards?), another was a 4-engine subsonic stealth flying wing design similar to American B-2. Scale-down models were built. By 2011 the overall configuration was finalized which appears be the flying wing design. The engine could be the modified WS-10 without A/B. However its prototype might be powered initially by WS-18. The aircraft is expected to carry KD-20/DF-10K ALCMs internally on a rotary launcher. H-20 is believed to be able to evade modern air defence systems and penetrate deep into the enemy territory. Recent news (March 2013) suggested that the development of H-20 (referred to as the "strategic project") is gaining full speed at 603/XAC after the successful flight of Y-20. The latest rumor (March 2015) suggested that individual parts of a prototype are being manufactured at XAC. 
-Last updated 8/29/15