Monday, February 29, 2016

This Interactive Map Shows China’s Emerging Military Capabilities In The South China Sea

Fox Trot Alpha: This Map Visualizes China's Growing Military Capabilities In The South China Sea

This awesome interactive map shows China’s emerging area denial and anti-access military capabilities in the South China Sea. It is useful in visually tracking China’s progress towards creating an overlapping field of control over a vast majority of the area.

The map, which you can access here, is built by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

One of China’s highly developed islands in the northern part of the South China Sea, Woody Island, has been equipped with surface-to-air missiles and fighter aircraft. These moves have come just as many defense analysts have predicted for years and are likely an indication of things to come for China’s other island outposts throughout the South China Sea.

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WNU Editor: it looks like the Chinese have everything covered.

1 comment:

Don Bacon said...

It's the South CHINA Sea, after all.
--China has valid historical claims to SCS.
--China has a submarine base on Hainan Island (near Woody and Paracels) that it wants to protect.
--Other nations (Vietnam and Philippines) have developed SCS islands, but not on China's scale.
--China got burned when Japan took control of the Senkakus/Daiyous up north, with the US backing Japan, and doesn't want a repeat.