China has created mockups of a Taiwanese port and military vessel as targets to test its ballistic missiles, a former Taiwanese Navy officer revealed.
Retired lieutenant commander Lu Li-Shih said that the newly-built port appears to be a simulation of the Su’ao naval base in northeastern Taiwan based on satellite images he obtained.
He further stated that the nation created a mockup of a Kidd-class destroyer in the desert of China’s Xinjiang province.
Lu compared the mockup port to American naval bases in Japan and the Philippines, but says it more closely resembles the Taiwanese port in Su’ao.
“The mock-ups and drills suggest that Chinese People’s Liberation Army warships are simulating precision strikes on both the Guam naval base and the Su’ao military port, using China’s YJ-21 anti-ship missiles,” he said.