Yishuntun Airbase

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Coordinates: 43°35′15″N 123°34′45″E / 43.5876°N 123.5792°E / 43.5876; 123.5792

Yishuntun Airbase (alternatively Zhengjiatun) is a military air base located in Jilin, Northeast China.[1] The airbase is a highly strategic location, being part of the Northern Theater Command, near the North Korean border.[2]

History[edit]

Yishtuntun began undergoing an expansion in 2016, with one runway lengthened to 2,800 meters.[1] Nearby troop garrison and rail connections were also expanded.[1]

Operations[edit]

Yishtun became the third Chinese base to operate the Guizhou Soar Dragon.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bellingcat Investigation Team (March 23, 2018). "Soar Dragon UAVs Deploy to Yishuntun Airbase". bellingcat.
  2. ^ Huang, Kristin (August 26, 2018). "The drones that have become part of China's military strategy". South China Morning Post. Retrieved December 19, 2018.