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Photo Essay: The long arm of the superpowers

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Long-range strike aircraft provide nations with potent power projection and deterrence capabilities that are unmatched by other platforms. Defence Connect will take an in-depth look at some of the long distance capabilities boasted by the world’s superpowers.

Long-range strike aircraft provide nations with potent power projection and deterrence capabilities that are unmatched by other platforms. Defence Connect will take an in-depth look at some of the long distance capabilities boasted by the world’s superpowers.

Following on from our analysis piece in April on the Indo-Pacific's tactical and strategic bombing capabilities, this will serve to put pictures to the names of the discussed platforms.

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This includes the following:

United States

  • Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
  • Rockwell/Boeing B-1B Lancer
  • Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

China

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  • Xian H-6K

Russia

  • Tupolev Tu-22M
  • Tupolev Tu-160

Scroll through the photo gallery above for imagery of these aircraft, along with detailed descriptions on their roles and history.

Get involved with the discussion and let us know your thoughts on the future of Australia's air combat capabilities and the role power projection doctrines could play in future acquisition and force structure conversations in the comments section below, or get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Photo Essay: The long arm of the superpowers
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