– According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, it is “the most advanced of China’s bases” in the South China Sea’s disputed areas, with 12 hardened shelters with retractable roofs for mobile missile launchers already completed. It has enough hangars to accommodate 24 combat aircraft and four larger planes Fiery Cross reef has a runway long enough to land a Chinese Xian H-6N bomber; a bomber like this could perform combat operations within 5,600 kilometers (3,500 mi) of the reclaimed reef. via wikipedia.org
– A Chinese Navy patrol plane landed on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea on Sunday morning to perform patient evacuation duties, according to Chinese state media.
China first made public the news that a military plane had landed on an artificial island in Fiery Cross Reef.
Chinese state media quoted military experts as saying that the landing of a Chinese military plane at Fiery Cross Reef Airport shows that the airport already has implementation capabilities. Naval patrols can take off and land, and warplanes can also take off and land. via voachinese.com , June 7, 2022