Northern Theater Command

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Northern Theater Command
Map of Northern Theatre of PLA.svg
Northern Theater Command
Simplified Chinese 北部战区
Traditional Chinese 北部戰區

The Northern Theater Command is one of the five war zones of the People's Liberation Army. It was founded on February 1, 2016; its predecessor is the Shenyang Military Region. Its headquarters is at Shenyang, Liaoning. [1] The Northern Theater Command shares borders with North Korea, Russia and Mongolia.

Its jurisdiction includes Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, and Inner Mongolia.[2] Its commander is Li Qiaoming and its political commissar is Fan Xiaojun.

The Northern Theater Command Ground Force Headquarters is located at Jinan, Shandong, and directs three armies:[3]

Unit Bases Combat Series Number Make
1st Division (Air Combat) Anshan (1st Regiment、3rd Regiment)、 Chifeng (2nd Regiment) 1XX2X J-11B (1st Regiment)、 J-10A (2nd Regiment)、 J-8F (3rd Regiment)
11th Division (Ground Support) Siping (31st Regiment)、 Dalian (32nd Regiment) 2XX2X JH-7A (31st Regiment)、 Q-5 (32nd Regiment)
16th Division (Specialised) Shengyang (46th Regiment、 47th Regiment)、 Shenyang (48th Regiment) 2XX7X JQ-8 (46th Regiment)、Y-8 (47th Regiment) Y-8、 Z-9 (48th Regiment)
21st Division (Air Combat) Mudanjiang、Qiqihar、Yanbian 3XX2X J-8HJ-7、 Jiaolian-9; J-7J-7
Dalian Base Dandong (88th Brigade)、 Pulandian (89th Brigade)、 Yingchengzi (90th Brigade) 4XX1X J-7E (88th Brigade)、 J-11A/BS (89th Brigade)
4th Brigade (Radar) Qingdao
5th Division (Ground Support) Weifang (13th Regiment、15th Regiment) Zhucheng (14th Regiment) 1XX6X Q-5 (13th Regiment、14th Regiment)、 JH-7A (15th Regiment)
12th Division (Air Combat) Wendeng 2XX3X J-7J-10A (36th Regiment)、(J-8
19th Division (Air Combat) Jining 3XX0X J-11B (55th Regiment)、 Su-27SK/UBK/J-11A


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  2. ^ "ifeng(in chinese)".
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