China tested the Xian H-6K jet bomber, which launches LJ-1 drones instead of cruise missiles
China Central Television (CCTV) showed a story in which the hero was a jet strategic bomber Xian H-6K.
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Judging by the footage in the video, the Chinese military decided to use drones instead of cruise missiles. The strategic bomber launched four drones that joined together in a rhombus-like formation and flew toward the target.
H-6K drops multiple drones pic.twitter.com/EaQ9Hh2Cx8- 彩云香江 (@louischeung_hk) October 12, 2022
Xian H-6K used LJ-1 drones. They were mounted under the wings in place of cruise missiles. Technically, the LJ-1 is considered an aerial target, but it can carry up to 40 kg of payload and be used to strike enemy ground targets.
What was the purpose of the tests, of course, the Chinese military does not report. However, the material in The Drive suggests that unmanned aerial vehicles can be used to oversaturate Taiwan's air defense system in the event of a military conflict with the island nation.
Source: The Drive