PLAAF Deploys Anti-Ship Cruise Missile-Carrying H-6J

China's People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) has acquired Xian-H-6J anti-ship cruise missile-carrying bombers, according to satellite imagery taken on September 7. An analysis of the satellite images shows that the first four H-6J bombers — the naval variant of the upgraded H-6K — were on the ground at the PLANAF air base at Guiping-Mengshu in Guangxi in early September.

“The aircraft at Guiping-Mengshu are assessed to be a variant of the H-6K, which has been in service with the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) since about 2011,” IHS Jane's reports on October 11.

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