Satellite Image of new target arrays at Dunhuang test facility
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The Second Artillery Corps of the People’s Liberation Army is the... News Photo 167209918Airfield,Chinese People's Liberation Army,Command,Control,DigitalGlobe,Element,Force,Gansu Province,Image,Missile,National,Nuclear Weapon,People,Satellite View,Science and Technology,Square,StrategyPhotographer DigitalGlobeCollection: DigitalGlobe 2013 DigitalGlobeGANSU PROVINCE, CHINA - APRIL 11, 2013: The Second Artillery Corps (SAC) of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the command element for China’s strategic missile forces, controlling the nation’s land-based nuclear and conventional ballistic missiles. Located in the remote southwestern portion of the Nao-mao Ko-pi (Gobi Desert), the Dunhuang ordnance test facility is 130 kilometers west-northwest of Dunhuang, Gansu Province. The test facility consists of several target arrays to test ordinance effectiveness, including airstrips, aircraft, vehicles, buildings, pads and platforms. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)