China unveiled for the first time its new type of long-range strategic bombers in the National Day military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday.
The debuting H-6N is a home-made strategic bomber capable of air refueling and long-range strike. Also showcased in the parade was H-6K, a domestically-developed medium and long-range bomber.
An echelon of three H-6N and six H-6K bombers flew over Tian'anmen Square.
The bombers are under the command of a division of the aviation forces of the People's Liberation Army's air force that has carried out many major missions, including air-dropping atomic and hydrogen bombs.