Report: China nearly finished building structures to house missiles in South China Sea

By Loree Lewis
China is nearing completion of the construction of some 20 buildings that are designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles on man-made islands it has built in the South China Sea, according to a Wednesday Reuters report.
The concrete structures are equipped with retractable roofs, according to two unnamed defense officials quoted by Reuters, and are about 66 feet long and 33 feet tall. The structures are built on the Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs, part of the Spratly Islands chain where China has already built airstrips large enough to land military transport planes and fighter jets.
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