The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) website released fresh photos of the Chinese military infrastructure in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese military is focused on development of air fields and other crucial infrastructure for deployment of naval aviation there. The military infrastructure would allow to deploy J-11, Su-30MKK and Su-30MK2 fighters jets, Xian H-6 bombers, Y-8 transport aircraft and КJ-200 early-warning aircraft.
The Spratly Islands are a disputed group of 14 islands, islets and cays and more than 100 reefs in the southwestern part of the South China Sea.
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