NGA Tearline: China's High-Altitude Heliports - Examining PLA Helicopter Force Changes

In partnership with Johns Hopkins University

Since 2017, the PLA has aggressively expanded its heliport network along the Sino-Indian border. The PLA's expansion is curious considering that many of its newest heliports are located at extreme elevations that may degrade its current vertical lift capability.

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