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China’s Military Defense Structures on Artificial Islands

China Building Military Defense Structures on Artificial Islands

The Chinese government appears to have constructed several large military defense structures on artificial islands it built in contested areas of the South China Sea. Aerial photos published Wednesday in a report by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show the build-up of large anti-aircraft guns and what appear to be smaller missile-defense systems on each of…

[Photo credits-featured image: By United States Navy, Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Nathanael T. Miller [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – guided missile destroyer Shenzhen (DDG-167)]






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