Is coronavirus a prelude to war? New video surfaces of China’s nuclear-capable H-6 bomber carrying a large hypersonic missile
Is coronavirus a prelude to war? With this question, we’re not suggesting that coronavirus was engineered in a lab as a bioweapon or being used as a bioweapon. The point is more about the lack of preparedness and the fact that everyone was caught off guard. Not many people saw it coming.
Now, something bigger may be on the horizon–China’s war with Taiwan. As Professor Li FEI of Taiwan Research Institute of Xiamen University (China) pointed out, “China’s war with Taiwan is much more likely than a military confrontation with the United States. As the rest of the world battle with coronavirus, China continues to arm for war, becoming ever more dangerous.”
Back in September, we wrote about China after the Chinese Air Force released a two minute and 15-second video showing its H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island of Guam. The video, which was released on Saturday on the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account, came as China carried out the second day of drills near Chinese-claimed Taiwan, to express anger at the visit of a senior U.S. State Department official to Taipei. The video is called “The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!”
Now, a little over a month later, a new video circulating on social networks shows a Chinese H-6N bomber with a weapon system. Since the new type of X-6 bomber debuted only last year, military insiders said the new weapon system is a new hypersonic cruise missile. As China stepped up its war preparations with Taiwan, the Chinese Air Force is deploying hypersonic missiles at several military bases across from Taiwan. This new type of missile gives the Chinese Airforce a significant advantage over Taiwan’s anti-ballistic missile shield due to the glide vehicle’s unpredictable ballistic trajectory.
A Chinese civilian recorded the bomber as it was landing at Neixiang Ma’ao air base in central China. In the video, the H-6N bomber is seen carrying a large missile with the telltale nose shape of a weapon that can travel faster than Mach 5. The missile itself appears to have a sharp, wedge-like nose similar to those seen on a new Chinese hypersonic weapon system. The weapon may even be nuclear-armed, making the blazing-fast projectile particularly deadly.
— OedoSoldier (@OedoSoldier) October 17, 2020
In another social media video, China military aviation researcher Rupprecht Deino wrote:
“For the first time a H-6N was seen landing with an air-launched Anti-ship ballistic missile (ALBM/AShBM). This missile so far labelled as CH-AS-X-13 is often referred to the DF-21D but here it looks almost to feature an DF-17 like hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) on top the rocket”
For the first time a H-6N was seen landing with an air-launched Anti-ship ballistic missile (ALBM/AShBM). This missile so far labelled as CH-AS-X-13 is often referred to the DF-21D but here it looks almost to feature an DF-17 like hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) on top the rocket pic.twitter.com/yOugsjkkhx
— @Rupprecht_A (@RupprechtDeino) October 17, 2020
In 2018, Chinese researchers successfully tested its first hypersonic missile named XingKong-2 hypersonic aircraft. XingKong-2 or Starry Sky-2 is an experimental waverider hypersonic flight vehicle that gains its lifting power via the shock wave created by its own flight. According to the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, Xingkong-2 reached an altitude of 30 kilometers and a speed of Mach 5.5-6. The Xingkong-2 is still in the trial phase and more tests are expected.