PRC (China )


Nanping

Location: 2638'00"N 11810'00"E

Description: Nanping was one of two missile firing positions (along with Yong'an) used to fire DF-15 / M-9 [CSS-6] missiles into the sea off Taiwan during the 1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis. Both locations have railway links with the headquarters of the 815th ballistic missile brigade in Jiangxi Province's Leping. Three to four hours are needed to transport missiles from Leping to Yongan via railway. A pair of missile bases supporting deployment of the medium range DF-11 / M-11 [CSS-7 Mod 2 ] ballistic missile have reportedly been constructed. Both bases were not revealed publically until late 1999.The new bases resembles the facility at Leping, the base for a brigade of DF-15 / M-9 [CSS-6] mobile missiles. Each facility, with tunnels to store the missiles, will support a brigade-size force with 16 truck launchers and 97 CSS-7 mobile missiles.