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People's Liberation Army
Air Force

Huiyang Airbase
23°03'N 114°36'E

This isolated airfield, which is located near the small settlement of Pingtan, is almost certainly a military airbase. Based on CORONA imagery, this base consists of a hard-surface runway that is at least 8,000 feet in length. The base has about 25 revetted hardstands placed in almost two equal groupings at either end of the runway. Considering that each revetment may hold up to three combat aircraft, this base could support up to 75 of these aircraft. Alert hardstand areas are located at both ends of the runway. There could a weapons storage area in the northern part of the base to the east of the western revetments.

Photographic Evaluation Report

High resolution imagery is only available from declassified CORONA imagery. As of 01 May 2000 Russian 2-meter resolution KVR-1000 imagery coverage was not available via the SPIN-2 service on TerraServer, nor was archival Space Imaging IKONOS 1-meter imagery available on the CARTERRA™ Archive.

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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Friday, May 12, 2000 12:00:01 AM