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Huangshan / [? Tunxi]
Base 52 / 2 Division
3006'00"N 11810'00"E or
3003'38"N 11809'36"E or
2942'41"N 11818'45"E [Tunxi]

This facility is headquarters for one of the six Divisions of the Second Artillery Corps. The 80302 Unit, also known as 52 Base, is headquartered in the Huang Shan mountain [3008'04"N 11809'42"E] resort town of Huangshan, Jiangxi province, and is also known as Tunxi [which is actually a rather different location, at 2942'41"N 11818'45"E]. It is the Second Artillery's most important unit for conventional long-range precision strikes against Taiwan. The Huangshan base has at least two, but probably three brigades. The 52 Base's most well-known brigade, the 815th, garrisoned in Leping, Jiangxi province, is equipped with the newest addition to the Second Artillery's inventory, the DF-15. The 600-kilometer range DF-15s gained notoriety during the March 1996 missile exercises off the coast of Taiwan. During a wartime situation, the 815th Brigade's missiles scatter to pre-surveyed launch sites (zhendi) in Fujian province in order to range the entire island of Taiwan. Rail is the usual way of moving missiles from garrison to field deployments.

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