US intel: China put missiles on S China Sea-made Islands to protect the runways


EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. intelligence community thinks the “hundreds” of ground-to-air missiles that China recently delivered to his island of Hainan in the South China sea be moved, the Land is in the vicinity and controversial artificial Islands in the coming months, two military officials told Fox News on Saturday.

The plan follows what U.S. intelligence officials say, is Beijing’s desire to protect its three runways on three artificial Islands.

The rockets are now on the island of Hainan, China’s largest in the South China sea, a combination of short -, medium -, and long-range weapons. And close the advanced SA-21 system, based on the Russian fourth generation of the software and be able to knock out airplanes at a distance of 250 miles.

The number of ground-to-air missiles on the island of Hainan 1,000, one of the military, Fox News said.

China is shipping more surface-to-air missiles from the mainland to the South China Sea was first reported on Friday by Fox News.

The new missiles were seen by American intelligence satellites over China, province island province of Hainan, which is not part of the disputed Islands.

The officials believe that the situation is “only temporary” and probably a training site before the missiles are to be stationed, at the beginning of 2017 to the disputed Spratley Islands, or Woody Island.

The two missile systems are seen on the island of Hainan is known as the CSA-6b and HQ-9. The CSA-6b is a combined close-range missile system with a range of 10 miles, and also includes anti-aircraft guns. The longer range of the HQ-9 system has a range of 125 miles, and is roughly based on the Russian S-300 system.

This latest deployment of Chinese military equipment comes days after the Chinese returned a non-classified, under-water-research-drone in the South China Sea. The Pentagon accused a Chinese Navy ship to steal the drone to collect over the objections of the American occupation operating in international waters, to Oceanographic data.

The escalation comes weeks after President-elect-Donald Trump received a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s President to break decades-long “China” Protocol and angering Beijing.

China surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island in the South China sea has provided, as Fox News first reported in February.

It still has ready missiles on seven artificial Islands in the Spratly island chain. Weeks, civilian satellite pictures of a Washington, DC based think-tank cannon showed position on all disputed Islands, but not missiles.

Earlier this month, Fox News China first reported to always be ready another missile-defense system from a port in the Southeast of China. China also flew a long-range bomber, the South China sea for the first time in March 2015 and days after Mr. Trump’s phone call with his Taiwan counterpart.

Days before President Trump’s call, a couple of long-range H-6K bombers flew to the island of Taiwan for the first time.

Beijing has long been interested in strengthening his seven artificial Islands in the South China sea.

Last year, China’s President, Xi Jinping, the Islands promised not to use “Militari”, in the rose garden of the White house.

“This is another example of the adventurous and aggressiveness of the Chinese in the face of an anemic and weak set of policies that we have seen in the last eight years,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, former head of Air Force intelligence, in an interview with Fox News.

This month, U.S. intelligence satellites seen, the components for the Chinese version of the SA-21 system to the port of Jieyang, in the Southeast of China, where the authorities say that China has made similar military shipments in the past, the Islands in the South China sea.

The Chinese SA-21 system is a more powerful missile system as the HQ-9.

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and the State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @Lucas FoxNews


Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and the State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @Lucas FoxNews

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