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People's Liberation Army
Air Force

Quzhou Airbase
28°58'N 118°54'E

This airfield, located just east of the town of Quzhou, is almost certainly a military airbase. Based on CORONA imagery, this base consists of a hard-surface runway that is about 8,000 feet long. It has at least 60 revetted hardstands in two equal groupings at either end of the base. Considering that each revetment may hold up to three combat aircraft, this base could support up to 180 of these aircraft. In addition, adequate alert hardstand space exists for more than 100 aircraft. There appear to be weapons storage areas that could support ground-attack aircraft. Petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) storage is also evident.

Photographic Evaluation Report

High resolution imagery is available from two sources, including declassified CORONA imagery. As of 08 April 2000 Russian 2-meter resolution KVR-1000 imagery coverage was not available via the SPIN-2 service on TerraServer. As of 08 April 2000 archival Space Imaging IKONOS 1-meter imagery available on the CARTERRA™ Archive includes a pair of adjacent scenes, acquired on 29 March 2000. These scenes are precisely centered on Quzhou Airbase.


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