Tracking China’s Western Airpower Expansion

Topic: Military
Source: China Power Project

Through analysis of commercial satellite imagery and other open-source material, China Power constructed a database of more than 50 airports and heliports within the Chinese regions of Tibet and Xinjiang. The database provides information on each facility, including their location and status, whether they are known to be military/dual-use facilities, and other data.

Since 2017, China has initiated construction or upgrades to at least 37 airports and heliports within Tibet and Xinjiang. At least 22 of these are military or dual-use facilities. View