China continues advance into South China Sea; military base to be built on artificial island

Design of military base to be built on disputed island

Design of military base to be built on disputed island

The No. 9 Design & Research Institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation recently displayed on its official website its proposed design of an artificial island to be built on a reef in the South China Sea.

It aims at providing a reserve of designs for an artificial island China may build there.

On the website, there are also the following designs for the work platform for construction of the island, which can be installed on a transformed civil ship at low cost.

The reclamation on Johnson South Reef continues, as shown in the bottom photo.

Johnson South Reef , also known as Chigua Reef, Yongshu reef, Gạc Ma Reef and Mabini reef, is a reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea controlled by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), but whose ownership is disputed by the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Design of various functional areas on the military base

Design of various functional areas on the military base

Work Platform for construction of artificial island on disputed reefs

Work Platform for construction of artificial island on disputed reefs

Top view of the work Platform for construction of artificial island on disputed reefs

Top view of the work Platform for construction of artificial island on disputed reefs

Work Platform for construction of artificial island on disputed reefs viewed from another angle

Work Platform for construction of artificial island on disputed reefs viewed from another angle

Chinese fleet carrying out large-scale reclamation on Johnson South Reef

Chinese fleet carrying out large-scale reclamation on Johnson South Reef

Source: huanqiu.com “Exposure of China’s plan of artificial island in the South China Sea will all the facilities for fighter jets and warships” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
 


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31 replies

  1. As the Philippines is busily upgrading its navy and air forces to confront Chinese advances, it looks like an ideal opportunity to kill 2 birds with 1 stone: sending Filipino pilots to train target bombing on these sand dunes – enhancing bombing skill and stopping Chinese illegal construction at the same time.

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    • in theory, sounds like a perfect idea, in reality, countrys like vietnam, philippines, indonesia, australia etc, need to bring all their resoucses together to confront chinas aggressive move into the south china sea, because i believe that america will have its hands full with other pressing matters. Lets band togeter and wok some chinese take away.

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  2. how insane this mongoloid government to built this structure in a contested area. I dont like chinese they are ugly

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