Recent Photos of Artificial Islands with Hangars for Warplanes


Subi Island on November 10 with hangars completed at both ends of its airstrip ready for deployment of warplanes and ships in lagoon carrying on construction

Subi Island on November 10 with hangars completed at both ends of its airstrip ready for deployment of warplanes and ships in lagoon carrying on construction

Yongshu (Fiery Croass) Island on November 10 with hangars completed at both ends of its airstrip ready for deployment of warplanes

Yongshu (Fiery Croass) Island on November 10 with hangars completed at both ends of its airstrip ready for deployment of warplanes

Dongmen Island (Hughes Reef) with not many buildings and plants covering land without buildings. The island serves as an alert platform.

Dongmen Island (Hughes Reef) with not many buildings and plants covering land without buildings. The island serves as an alert platform.

Huayang Island (Cuarteron Reef) on November 10 mostly covered by plants

Huayang Island (Cuarteron Reef) on November 10 mostly covered by plants

Meiji Island (Mischief Reef) with airstrip completed.

Meiji Island (Mischief Reef) on Novembe 15 with airstrip completed. Photo: South Sea Research Forum

Chigua Island (Johnson South Reef) on November 10

Chigua Island (Johnson South Reef) on November 10

Nanxiong Island (Gaven Reefs) on November 10

Nanxiong Island (Gaven Reefs) on November 10

Mil.news.sina.com.cn provides the above most recent HD photos of China artificial islands showing hangars for warplanes have been completed on the islands with airstrips.

According to PLA media, J-11BHs have already been deployed on Yongxing Island. It is expected J-11 deployment will soon be extended to Yongshu (Fiery Cross), Subi and Meiji (Mischief) Islands.

Source: mil.news.sina.com.cn “Newest photos of China’s islands and reefs in the South China Sea: Hangars completed for deployment of J-11 fighter jets” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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4 Comments on “Recent Photos of Artificial Islands with Hangars for Warplanes”

  1. Eastern Looking Glass says:

    Great to see the Chinese names of the islands.

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  2. RSS says:

    With rising sea levels due to climate change these Chinese man made islands will not be able to withstand a strong typhoon in the South China sea. A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the western part of the North Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E. This region is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world’s annual tropical cyclones.
    All of China’s hard work can be lost in a day.

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