December.07 (China Military News reporting by Johnathan Weng) — CJ-20 ALCM, an air-launched version of CJ-10 Cruise missile, has been exposed in Chinese Internet. CJ-10 is the famous “ShaShoujian” weapon system and becomes the new rising star in the just ended grand parade of New China’s 60th National Day.
In the unleashed image, CJ-20 missile is being carried by one H-6H or H-6M bomber, which is the upgraded version of Russian Tu-16 bomber and constructs the main force of PLA air striking power. H-6H or H-6M bomber at least can carry 4 CJ=20 missiles and the latest and advanced H=6K bomber can carry 6 missiles to realize one possibility of China’s strategic attacking ability on U.S.’ Guam Base from inner land airspace.
It is believed that the specifications and performance of CJ-20 is very close to CJ-10. It cannot be sure whether Chinese people modify the missile for getting better stealth performance. PLA Air Force used to have KD-63, KD-88 and Russian KH-59 missiles to accomplish battle-level precisely striking. The upcoming operational of CJ-20 means PLA Air Force is going to be strategic bombing air power.