China deployed naval guns on artificial islands
China has deployed naval guns equipped with radar gunnery directors on one of these artificial islands built in Quarterton Reef. These guns are stationed on towers in every corner of the island. There is a big radar on a building located right in the middle of this island. Being at high altitude, this radar can keep an eye on the sky better. The installation of such weapons is very important for the security of these island posts. It can operate the Type 730/1130 Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) and an H/PJ76 76mm Multipurpose Deck Gun. These weapons would provide protection against low-flying air threats such as cruise missiles, planes and drones, as well as enemy ships approaching the island.
Truck mounted radar also deployed
Truck mounted phase array radars have also been installed to protect these artificial islands. These are covered with a variety of chemoflage. So that the Earth Observation Satellite passing above cannot detect them. Chemoflags are designed to make everything on the ground look natural. The main building of the island has also been equipped with a variety of radars. Some systems have also been installed in these, which are seen covered in cover. These long antennae and the lines connecting them are covered with tree saplings. In one of these pictures, a large helipad is also visible from the building. It is probably designed for the visits of senior officials and helicopters patrolling the surrounding areas.
Weapon system installed on high platforms
China has been equipping these artificial islands with weapons systems for a long time. Many of these arms are set atop clusters of hexagonal concrete towers. The width of the platforms built on these towers is around 30 feet. In some cases, two platforms have been combined to form a larger system. A closer look at a facility reveals that there is a small hangar and a medical landing pad. He is depicted with a red cross. Hangars for small-sized fighter jets are also visible near the terminal building.
Large airfield and helicopter deck were also built
Another full-size runway and airfield are seen in great detail in the photo below of the artificial island on Mischief Reef. In this an aircraft can be seen inside an open hangar attached to the runway, but it is difficult to identify what type it may be. There is a possibility that this aircraft, which looks like a four-engine turboprop aircraft, could be the Y-9. There is no evidence of any activity on the ground in all these pictures. In such a situation, there is a possibility that during the emergency, the runway of this island can be operated from fighter planes to patrol aircraft in military operation.