Rocky Island (Shi-tao), Paracel Islands
One of the first major projects reflecting growing Chinese interest in activities in the South China Sea was the major upgrading of SIGINT collection capacity. China built a new SIGINT station on Rocky Island (Shi-tao) near Woody Island (Lin-tao) in the Paracel Islands which entered operational service in the summer of 1995. Located on one of the highest point in the region, the new station significantly improved coverage of the entire Spratly Islands area, the Philippines, and the Strait of Malacca.
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