Lhasa Gonggar Airport ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་གནམ་གྲུ་ཐང་ 拉萨贡嘎机场
Satellite photos at #Lhasa Airport in occupied #Tibet show #China ’s J-11 fighter jets.
(Lhasa Gonggar Airport ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་གནམ་གྲུ་ཐང་ 拉萨贡嘎机场 )
Despite the absence of any insurgencies there is continued expansion of militarization across Tibetan plateau, including a ‘counter-terrorism’ drive. The photos also appear to show new #SAM Surface to Air Missiles.
In the coming years China may narrow the gap with the US & Russia in terms of strategic nuclear capabilities. Beijing’s recent flight tests of advanced DF-5C intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) is likely to change the rules of the game in the Asian-Pacific region.
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force fighter aircraft is an upgraded version of copies of the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-27. Manufactured by the Chinese company, Shenyang Aircraft Corp, it reportedly incorporates the J-16’s advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.
J-11 fighter jets Armament:
Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) cannon
Missiles x 10: 2 under fuselage, 2 under air ducts, 4 under wings, 2 on wingtips and to carry combinations of Missiles including radar-guided beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles
Rockets: Unguided rocket launcher
Bombs: Free-fall cluster bombs
Lhasa Gonggar Airport (Chinese: 拉萨贡嘎机场, Standard Tibetan: ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་གནམ་གྲུ་ཐང་; IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS) is the airport serving Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is about 62 kilometres (39 mi) southwest of the city in Gonggar County of Shannan. The airport is close to the road to Tsetang, the seat of Nêdong District and the capital of Shannan. At an elevation of 3,570 metres (11,710 ft), Lhasa Airport is one of the highest in the world. It was built in 1965, a second runway was built in 1994
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