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Naval aviation planes join 5th remote sensing survey in Wenchaun quake zone

(China Military Online)

08:38, May 23, 2013

BEIJING, May 22, (ChinaMil) --The 5th remote sensing dynamic aerial detection for the reconstruction of the Wehchuan quake-hit zone in southwest China's Sichuan province was completed on May 20, 2013. The mission was jointly fulfilled by an aviation regiment of the PLA Navy and the Remote Sensing and Digital Earth Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake severely jolted several counties of the Sichuan province with Wenchuan as the epicenter on May 12, 2008.

The last mission plane returned to a military airport in Beijing on Monday evening.

For carrying out the mission, the naval aviation regiment contributed 21 planes and determined 118 routes. Along the routes, the 21 planes took aerial images of 9017 square kilometers of the land and obtained effective survey data totaling 1500 GB.

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