The photos were taken in July, there were no military aircraft seen but the hangars have room for any fighter jet in the Chinese air force. The Times cited an analysis of the photos by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank.
As of the moment, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei and China are claiming the territory.
|Photo by CSIS|
The hangars all show signs of structural strengthening, CSIS said.
"They are far thicker than you would build for any civilian purpose," Gregory Poling, director of CSIS's Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, told the Times. "They're reinforced to take a strike." MJM
Source: ABS-CBN News
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