China builds new airship base for missile early warning system

China has built a new airship base in the northeastern port city of Dalian as part of its missile early warning system, a Japanese expert in Chinese military affairs said Friday.The early warning system utilizing an airship floating with helium gas, which may be the first of its kind in the world, appears to be watching the Korean Peninsula and U.S. military bases in Japan, Saburo Tanaka said.Such a system is believed to be effective in detecting weapons entering from low airspace. The airship base is located in a region in Dalian, relatively near the border with North Korea.According to satel…

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