J-20 stealth fighter jets fly in formation at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong on Tuesday. There will be more parking areas for fighter jets and other aircraft at an expanded base in the province. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
J-20 stealth fighter jets fly in formation at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong on Tuesday. There will be more parking areas for fighter jets and other aircraft at an expanded base in the province. Photo: China Daily via Reuters

China is expanding an airbase close to key naval base, satellite images show

  • It’s situated near home of PLA’s South Sea Fleet in Guangdong, which could point to ‘operational linkages’
  • Security expert says it may become a comprehensive air operations centre to support more activities

J-20 stealth fighter jets fly in formation at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong on Tuesday. There will be more parking areas for fighter jets and other aircraft at an expanded base in the province. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
J-20 stealth fighter jets fly in formation at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong on Tuesday. There will be more parking areas for fighter jets and other aircraft at an expanded base in the province. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
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