Recent Photos of Artificial Islands with Hangars for Warplanes
Posted: November 18, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: China, Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross Reef, Gaven Reefs, Hughes Reef, J-11, Johnson South Reef, Mischief Reef, South China Sea, Subi Reef
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
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
Meiji Island (Mischief Reef) on Novembe 15 with airstrip completed. Photo: South Sea Research Forum
Chigua Island (Johnson South Reef) 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)