China’s air force has released a video showing nuclear-powered H-6 bombers, which carry out a mock attack at the Anderson Air Force Base on the Pacific island of the US, Guam, as regional tensions escalate.
The video, released on Saturday on the People’s Liberation Army Airforce Weibo account, came after China claimed that the Chinese claimed Taiwan had a second day of practice, Beijing’s anger over a visit by a senior US State Department official in Taipei To express.
Guam is home to major US military facilities, including the airport, which will be critical to responding to any conflict in the Asia Pacific region.
A two-minute and 15-second video from the Chinese Air Force, based on theatrical music similar to a Hollywood film trailer, takes H-6 bombers away from a desert base. The video goes on “Attack of God of War H-6!”
Halfway through, a pilot presses a button and loses a missile on an unnamed seaside runway.
The missile houses on the runway, one of which features a satellite image that closely resembles Anderson’s layout, though not named.
The music suddenly stops as images of ground shaking after the aerial scenes of the explosion.
The PLAAF wrote in a brief description for the video, “We are the defenders of homeland security; we always have the confidence and ability to protect the sky of the motherland.”
Neither China’s Defense Ministry nor the US Indo-Pacific Command responded immediately to a request to comment on the video.
Coleen Koh, a research fellow at Singapore’s Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, said the video was intended to highlight China’s growing progress in long-range power projection.
“The video is meant to warn Americans that an allegedly safe, rear-facing position such as Guam could also be in danger when a regional flashpoint collides, it could be Taiwan or the South China Sea,” he said.
According to the Taiwan Air Force, including last week, the H-6 has been involved in several Chinese flights in and around Taiwan.
The H-6K is the latest bomber model, based on the old Soviet TU-16 of the 1950s.
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