Photos of Modules of Artificial Island China Plans to Build in OceansPosted: July 28, 2015
On July 25, I mentioned China’s alternative way to protect its trade lifelines at high sea in my post “China’s Creative Way to Control the Oceans”.
My post was based on Mil.huanqiu.com’s report on the exhibition of achievements in defense science, technology and industries obtained through joint military and civilian development that opened on July 16. One of the important exhibits in the exhibition is the model of a huge floating artificial island that China plans to build in the ocean.
Such an island will be built by connecting pre-fabricated modules. Its major platform will be 2,400 meters by 3,200 meters to contain a dock, floating shipyard, parking aprons and runway and a huge wind power plant to ensure its power supply.
In peace time, the island is to be used for ship maintenance, fishery, fish farming, tourism, etc. and generates much cash income to cover the costs for the maintenance and operation of the island.
As the island is large enough for deployment of lots of advanced aircrafts, missiles and artillery, most advanced radar, etc. in war time, it is able to defeat a dozen of aircraft carrier battle groups.
War.163.com posts the following photos of exhibits of the exhibition including those of the modules mentioned above and a nuclear and wave power plant I did not mention in my July-25 post:
Source: war.163.com “Exhibition of achievements in defense science, technology and industries: Bare the secrets of China’s confidential science and technology for the future” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)