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Missile Facilities
Second Artillery Corps - 2005

Underground Great Wall

Unit LOCATION Alternate Names LAT LON DF-3
CSS-2
DF-4
CSS-3
DF-5
CSS-4
DF-21
CSS-5
DF-31
DF-41
Test Ranges
Base 20 JiuquanShuangchengzi41°20'N100°20'E
Base 25 TaiyunWuzhai37°52'N112°33'E
Base 27 XichangHsi-ch'ang / Songlin28°12'N102°02'E
Deployment Areas
402 Brigade Chuxiong25°02'N101°32'E
412 BrigadeDa QaidamTsaidam / Ta-ch'ai-tan37°50'N95°18'E
403 Brigade DalongTa-ling26°39'N114°02'E
409 Brigade Datong36°36'N103°20'E
414 Brigade Delingha37°19'N97°13'E
410 Brigade Dengshahe39°13'N122°04'E
DianweiTienwei23°46'N102°42'E
FengrunFeng-jun39°50'N118°10'E
408 Brigade JianshuiChing-yu23°37'N102°49'E
3 Division KunmingK'un-ming25°04'N102°41'E
407 Brigade LianxiwangLiangkengwang30°09'N117°37'E
LiujikouLiu-chi-k'ou38°17'N115°28'E
401 Brigade LuoningLo-ning34°22'N111°38'E
404 Brigade SundianSun-tien33°15'N114°45'E
Tai-Hang38° N113° E
405 BrigadeTongdaoShuangjiang26°09'N109°46'E
406 Brigade Tonghua41°44'N125°55'E
Wuwei37°58'N102°48'E
Xi'anSian / Hsi-an34°16'N108°54'E
Xiao QaidamHsiao-ch'ai-tan37°31'N95°25'E
XuanhuaHsuan-hua40°38'N115°06'E
YiduI-tu36°41'N118°28'E
411 Brigade UI LocationJiangxi Province
413 Brigade UI LocationHenan Province
Other Facilities
9th Academy HaiyanSanjiaocheng36°58'N100°50'E
SASTShanghai31°14'N121°28'E
CALTWan Yuan39°30'N?116°30'E
Base 26 WeinanXi'an34°30'N109°30'E


There is an almost complete disconnect between the facility placenames initially attributed to Second Artillery Corps Brigade operating locations and the placenames more recently attributed to PLA Rocket Force brigades. Just to make things interesting, the PLARF brigades have been re-numbered from the 2nd Artillery Corps Brigades. Some effort would be required to complete the walk-across from the old to the new dispensation.

Sources and Resources

  • A New START Model for Transparency in Nuclear Disarmament Tamara Patton, Pavel Podvig, and Phillip Schell - UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, 2013
  • ICBM Facilities
    Second Artillery Corps - 2013

    Luoyang (54 Base) 34°32’41.89”N 112°08’55.39”E DF-5A
    Lushi (801 Brigade)
    801-1 Silo Launchers 34°12’00.15”N 111° 0’29.04”E DF-5A
    802-2 Silo Launchers 33°55’47.50”N 111° 2’36.11”E DF-5A
    Luoning (804 Brigade)
    804-1 Silo Launchers34°17’5.93”N 111°37’36.39”E DF-5A
    Luoyang (54 Base) 34°32’41.89”N 112°8’55.39”EMaintenance
    Huaihua (55 Base) 27°32’10.16”N 109°59’10.89”E
    Jingzhou (803 Brigade)
    803-1 Silo Launchers 26°25’51.62”N 109°27’42.13”E DF-5A
    803-2 Silo Launchers 26°26’24.93”N 109°33’47.48”E DF-5A
    803-3 Silo Launchers 26°33’41.49”N 109°50’41.36”E DF-5A
    Huitong (814 Brigade)
    814-1 Silo Launchers26°56’52.79”N 109°42’37.21”E DF-5A
    Huaihua (55 Base) 27°32’10.16”N 109°59’10.89”E Maintenance
    Kunming (53 Base Mobile) 24°59’41.68”N 102°50’5.73”E
    Yuxi622 Brigade 24°21’41.61”N 102°29’40.51”E DF-31/A
    Kunming (53 Base Mobile) 24°59’41.68”N 102°50’5.73”EMaintenance
    Luoyang (54 Base Mobile) 34°32’38.81”N 112°8’52.40”E
    Xixia813 Brigade ? 33°17’36.87”N 111°52’50.50”E DF-31/A
    Luoyang (54 Base Mobile)34°32’38.81”N 112°8’52.40”EMaintenance
    Huaihua (55 Base Mobile) 27°32’10.51”N 109°59’4.66”E DF-31
    Shaoyang (805 Brigade) 27°15’13.26”N 111°23’14.38”E DF-31
    Huaihua (55 Base Mobile) 27°32’10.51”N 109°59’4.66”Maintenance
    Xining (56 Base Mobile) 36°39’39.43”N 101°41’3.84”E
    or 36°35’59.67”N101°47’14.17”E DF-31/A
    Tianshui (812 Brigade Mobile) 34°31’48.14”N 105°54’35.23”E DF-31A
    Delingha 812 Brigade? 37°21’36.21”N 97°21’42.98”E DF-31A
    Haiyan 56 Base Training 36°49’30.86”N, 101°6’13.29”E DF-31A
    Xining 56 Base Mobile 36°37’39.41”N 101°44’57.48”EMaintenance
    DF-31A Production Facilities
    Chengdu Sichuan Aerospace 30°33’34.12”N 104°15’19.84”E
    Nanyuan 221th Factory 39°47’56.17”N 116°24’4.76”E
    Northern BeijingU/I Factory 40°18’28.57”N 116°31’20.21”E
    Wanshan Special Vehicle Factory 30°55’44.20”N 113°56’6.70”E


    The 2013 UNIDIR report noted that the data "... include geographic coordinates of the facilities that could be identified by using open satellite imagery to demonstrate that most of the location data that would be included in the treaty report is already available in the public domain.... The treaty requires that geographic coordinates of facilities should be rounded to the nearest minute, as long as this allows locations to be distinguished. In the model data exchange documents presented here all coordinates are given with higher accuracy to facilitate their identification on maps.... "

    Amrom Katz said, “We have never found anything that the Soviets have successfully hidden”. https://www.aboyandhis.blog/post/mapping-the-people-s-liberation-army-rocket-force">Mapping the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/Books/Chairman-Xi/Chairman-Xi_Chapter-11.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-112005-803">Making Sense of China’s Missile Forces https://fas.org/blogs/security/2020/01/df-26deployment/">China’s New DF-26 Missile Shows Up At Base In Eastern China http://military.cnr.cn/ztch/hjj/">PLA Rocket Force



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