So basically 18 b52 at 2 billion dollars with no antiship missles no long range standoff weapons or anti radiation weapons and probably no new generation BVRs or aim9x...IMO we may be able to squeeze in a few more F-16s on our own if US allows. If we are lucky, US might release CSF and maybe we see more BLK 52s or BLK 70/72(maybe I am being too optimistic). But a new platform no way in hell with current economic conditions.
Is it worth it?
Even if china is 20 years behind USA..this 2020 and b52 is from early 2000s
Anything less than aim9x aim 120d and b72 isnt worth it ..given aim120d is at ita final leg in production anyway