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2020 is nearly over ... so what can we expect in 2021 for PLA watchers?

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I don't think we have seen any concrete proof of its existence. It was rumored like crazy in the early 2010s but nothing concrete seems to have come out of it. The spotlight is basically all on the H-20 in terms of bombers.
So only H-20 replaces PLAAF regional bomber force of H-6???
 
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So far the only direct successor to the H-6 is the H-20 (besides newer H-6 variants). Besides that, unless the JH-XX project has concrete progress, I would surmise so.
But huitong blog says that project is progressing with extremely slow phase, and project name is JH-19
 

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H-20 can't replace H-6.
I'm not saying H-6 production is going to cease ... but there is nothing on the horizon to indicate a new bomber besides the H-20. The H-6 will continue getting more advanced variants no doubt even when the H-20 is operational.
 
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H-6 is just like B-52. B-1B, B-2, and B-21 also can't replace B-52.
B-52 will replace by supersonic bomber (Mach-2/Mach-3) bomber in 2040
Once again, I never said the H-20 will completely replace the H-6, just like the B-2 cannot with the B-52 in your analogy.
But relying only one stealth subsonic bomber along with conventional H-6/Tu-16 doesn't guarantee that it can penetrate IADs of USN/USAF, China need supersonic regional medium bomber to replace its H-6
 

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