Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 10: Fuel

This is a list of Chinese assets related to their oil infrastructure. The table below contains locations of military and some civilian oil & storage sites, refineries and a few more. As with other posts in this series, this is a work in progress and more details will be added in time. Raw data is […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 9: All airfields

All airports in China

Data in this post has some overlap with Part 5 of this series which covers PLA Air Force. But that data is a bit old by now. This post has list of all known airfields (680+) in China which include civilian airports, military air-bases of all arms, heliports, helipads, seaplane bases and some closed installations […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 8: JLSF, SSF, PAP, Military Factories and Badges

All data plus some more in e-book format: Early access & some extras on Patreon. 1. Joint Logistics Support Force JLSF is meant to provide all arms of PLA with logistics support of all kinds including but not limited to transport, medical, inventory, storage, construction and procurement. It has five subordinate Joint Logistics Service Centres […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 7: Radars and SAMs

ABOUT This text is the second part of a monograph I’m writing on ORBAT of Chinese Armed Forces. It covers Chinese Radar and long range Surface To Air Missile sites. The first one was about Chinese Rocket Forces and you can find it on: Radars and permanent SAM sites are quite easy to spot […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 6: Navy

chinese navy

China has invested a lot of resources and efforts on scaling up its navy in terms of quality and quantity both. Need for wide scale reforms in PLA was felt after a war with Vietnam in 1979. Gulf War of 1999 and Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1995 made CPC realise the importance of having a […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 5: Air Force

PLA AIR FORCE ORBAT & STRUCTURE In December 2011, PLAAF started creation of Air Brigade structure by upgrading 14 existing Air Regiment (AR) HQs and abolished 4 existing Air Division HQs. All the brigades were assigned to one of four Bases New Command Structure for fighter and ground attack aircraft is as following: PLAAF HQ […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 4: Rocket Forces

PLA Ballistic missiles

Ebook format with other branches included: Early access & some extras on Patreon. Formerly 2nd Artillery Corps, PLA Rocket Force is now considered a separate service branch in itself with 90,000 to 1,20,000 personnel. Its HQ is located at the Qinghe Compound in Beijing. This command is led by a full general and theatre […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 3: Ground Forces

Chinese PLA ground forces

UPDATE 1: July 2022. During the rewrite, I’ve found a number of mistakes in the geo-location. The units are mostly correct, but a few have errors with the published address and corresponding coordinates. The process of corrections is going on. UPDATE 2: Sep 2022. Updated data of ground forces of all five Theatre Commands is […]