Find a Security Clearance Job!

Military


Chin Chiang / Jinjiang / Qingyang Airbase
2447'N 11835'E

Located several dozen kilometers south of Chuan-chou [Quanzhou], the airfield at Chin Chiang [Jinjiang / Qingyang] is probably a military airbase with possible supplementary civil usage. Based on imagery from 1969, this facility consists of a hard-surface 5600 foot runway, with two alert hardstands, one at each end of the runway, capable of containing up to 40 total aircraft. There are at least 30 dispersed revetted hardstands. Each revetted hardstand could hold from one to three fighter aricraft as has been seen at other PLA bases. These revetments are in two groups: one at the northeast end and one branching off the northwest end of the base. There is a possible weapons storage area (WSA) in the northwest part of the base, signifying possible facilities for the storage of bombs and munitions for ground-attack aircraft. Chin Chiang could support between 30 to 90 combat aircraft. In addition to the possible WSA, there is a probable petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) facility. Further, air defense batteries appear to be located at the far northeastern end of the base.

Photographic Evaluation Report

High resolution imagery is available from declassified CORONA imagery, as well as from both DitigalGlobe (archive image from 08/29/03) and Space Imaging (archive image from 05/09/00).


Anqing Airbase
Click on the small image to view a larger version

NGA Tactical Pilotage Chart of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area. (Source: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

NGA Tactical Pilotage Chart of Chin Chiang (Source: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

Ikonos browse imagery of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area (Source: Space Imaging, 05/09/00)

Chin Chiang Airbase (Source: Space Imaging, 05/09/00)

NGA VMAP of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area. Chin Chiang is represented on the map as the airfield to the upper right. (Source: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

Corona imagery of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area (Source: KH-4 Corona Imagery (Declassified), 02/10/69)

Corona imagery of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area (Source: KH-4 Corona Imagery (Declassified), 02/10/69)

Corona imagery of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area (Source: KH-4 Corona Imagery (Declassified), 02/10/69)

Corona imagery of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area (Source: KH-4 Corona Imagery (Declassified), 02/10/69)

Corona imagery of Chin Chiang Airbase and surrounding area (Source: KH-4 Corona Imagery (Declassified), 02/10/69)



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list


Unconventional Threat podcast - Threats Foreign and Domestic: 'In Episode One of Unconventional Threat, we identify and examine a range of threats, both foreign and domestic, that are endangering the integrity of our democracy'


 
Page last modified: 11-07-2011 02:38:47 ZULU