Fighter jet Hangers on madmade unsinkable islands
Satellite photographs taken in late July show the construction of hangars on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly chain of islands and some have already been completed, according to a report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
Although no military aircraft have been spotted, each of the three small islands will soon have enough hangar space for 24 fighter jets, plus three to four larger planes, the think tank said.
On August 6, China deployed 13 coast guard ships, some of them armed, along with an estimated 230 fishing vessels operated by government-sponsored maritime militiamen into the south China Sea. China's non-uniformed militia is similar to what Russia used in the Ukraine on land.
China has installed some missiles on the islands and both China and the US have active submarines in the area.
SOURCES- South China morning Post, Daily Beast, Twitter