16 Apr '15, 11am

China's first runway in Spratlys under construction #China #SpratlyIslands

China's first runway in Spratlys under construction #China #SpratlyIslands

Satellite imagery shows that China has begun building a runway on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands The imagery, provided by Airbus Defence and Space, also shows China building islands on Subi Reef that if linked up would provide enough land for another airstrip China has begun to build its first airstrip in the Spratly Islands, according to IHS Jane’s analysis of Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery taken in March. The 23 March images show a paved section of runway 503 m by 53 m on the northeastern side of Fiery Cross Reef, which China began to turn into an island in late 2014. Paving and ground preparation of other sections of the runway has also begun further along the island. In addition, workers have paved about 400 m by 20 m of apron. Airbus Defence and Space imagery shows runway construction underway at Fiery Cross Reef. (© CNES 2...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/50714/china-s-first-runway-i...

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