(RepublicanInformer.com)- As China continues its plans to replace the United States as the global superpower, ramping up its military and economic prowess, reports suggest that the communist nation could be building its very own version of the legendary B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber.
According to a report from The South China Morning Post, China is planning to go head-to-head with the United States’ new B-21 Raider, which is poised to replace the current U.S. Air Force fleet of bombers. Chinese drone manufacturers are claiming, according to the outlet, that a prototype of its new unmanned stealth aircraft could already take on America’s latest bomber.
Given that The South China Morning Post is a state-run propaganda outlet, it’s usually wise to take their reports with a pinch of salt – but claims that the Chinese military is ramping up its technological abilities must be taken seriously at this point.
A statement published to WeChat, China’s most popular social media and online chat application, the Chinese manufacturer “Zhongtian Feilong Intelligence Technology” has produced a prototype of the Feilong-2 – or “Flying Dragon 2” – drone. The statement said that the multirole high-subsonic unmanned aerial vehicle is designed to be deployed for use in precision strikes on military airstrips, aircraft carriers, and enemy command centers.
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The statement also unveiled how the new drone could be deployed alongside a swarm of other unmanned drones, which would be tasked with surveillance and reconnaissance. They may also be used to engage in a “saturation attack.”
“The Feilong-2 reportedly has an internal payload capacity of six tonnes and an operation range of 7,000 km or roughly 4,350 miles. It has a ceiling of 49,000 feet and can reach speed of 780km/h or about 484mph,” 1945 reported.
According to the developer, the capabilities match America’s Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider in terms of its attack range, speed, payload, and even stealth capabilities.
“This means the American B-21 has already fallen behind, even before it enters service,” the Chinese manufacturer complained.
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