US foreign military bases in the images of Google Earth. Part 2




The United States is very close to the Middle East region. In this area there are a number of military bases and defense facilities with large military contingents deployed on them.

In the UAE, 32 km south of Abu Dhabi, is the large Al Dhafra Air Base. There are two asphalt runways with a length of 3661 meters. Al-Dafra is shared by the UAE Air Force and Air Force and aviation US Navy.


Google Earth satellite image: F-15E and F-22А fighters at Al-Dafra airbase


American military aviation is represented here by F-15E and F-22А and F / А-18 aircraft. In addition, the DRLO E-3D aircraft, the newest KS-46A tankers and the military transport C-130H and C-17 are based here.


Satellite image of Google Earth: DRLO E-3D airplanes and KS-46A tankers at Al Dafra airbase


In the interests of the National Security Agency from the Al-Dafra airbase, reconnaissance aircraft U-2S and heavy drones RQ-4 Global Hawk operate.


Satellite image of Google Earth: U-2S high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft at Al-Dafra airbase



Google Earth satellite image: F-15E fighter-bomber, E-3D DRLO aircraft and RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV at Al-Dafra airbase

Several American bases are located in Kuwait. The 30 km from the Kuwaiti-Iraqi border is the Ali Salem air base (Ali Alm Air Base). This airfield is shared by the Kuwaiti and US military. In its western part, which is at the disposal of the Kuwaiti air forces, are placed the training center "Hawk" and "Tukano", as well as helicopters SA 342 Gazelle and AH-64D Longbow Apache. The eastern part with large-scale parking is made available to Americans. On a permanent basis there are military transport aircraft C-17 and C-130, as well as patrol P-3C.


Google Earth satellite image: C-17, C-130H and P-3C aircraft in the Al-Salem airbase


From the al-Salem airbase, the American MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drone drones operate. Their range allows you to control from here most of the territory of Iraq.


Google Earth Satellite Image: American UAVs at Al Salem Air Base


East of the airfield Al Salem deployed US air defense system "Patriot", its launchers are oriented to the northeast in the direction of Iran.


Satellite image of Google Earth: the position of the American Patriot air defense system in the Al Salem area; in the upper left corner you can see the landing plane

In total, Kuwait has five Patriot SAM batteries installed in concreted capital positions. Most of them are deployed around and even in the capital itself - Kuwait.

All launchers are directed to the north. In this regard, part of the PU is unprotected by caponier, since the positions initially at the construction stage were oriented towards Iraq, to ​​the west.


Google Earth Satellite Image: Patriot Positions in Al Kuwait


From 1 December 1998, combat aircraft and drones of the 332 expedition air wing (332 AEW) are based at the Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, a Kuwaiti airbase. The deployment of US military aircraft in this area took place under the pretext of protecting US Middle Eastern allies from the "Iraqi threat."

After the invasion of the pro-American coalition in Iraq by the 2003 troop year, the F-16C / D and A-10С aircraft, which were at the airport of Ahmed Al Jaber, took an active part in delivering air strikes against targets in Iraq. Later, part of the aircraft from here was relocated to Iraqi Balad (Balad Air Base) and Kirkuk (Al Hurriya Air Base) airfields. Unfortunately, the available images of American bases in Iraq are in extremely low resolution, and the most recent of them correspond to 2005-2010 years.


Satellite image of Google Earth: American F-16C / D fighters, A-10C attack aircraft and Italian Tornado ECR at the airport of Ahmed Al Jaber

After the Iraqi airfields were formally placed at the disposal of the Iraqi authorities, the combat aircraft of the 332 expeditionary wing returned to the airfield of Ahmed Al Jaber. There are also four Italian fighter-bomber Tornado ECR. It was reported that airplanes from the Ahmed Al Jaber airbase participated in combat missions against the "Islamic State".

In 1996, the Qatar authorities, despite the fact that the country had a very small fleet of combat aircraft, began construction of the Al Udeid Air Base air base worth $ 1 billion. Obviously, this base was originally created in the interests of the United States.

In the second half of 2001, the United States Air Force began to settle down tightly in El Udeid. Until the new US air base was fully commissioned, the runway and the infrastructure of the Doha International Airport were used. At the moment, the military part of the Qatar Capital Airport also regularly receives American military transport aircraft, but on a much smaller scale.

By the beginning of 2002, a large number of military equipment had been transferred to the base. Thousands of American military personnel were deployed at and around the base, and fuel and ammunition depots were established. About 300 were transferred here tanks Abrams, 400 Bradley armored vehicles, a large number of armored personnel carriers and self-propelled artillery.

In 2005, Qatar’s leadership allocated $ 400 million to create the newest command and communication center, which is currently under American control. The headquarters of the Central Regional Command of the US Armed Forces and the US Air Force Command are stationed here.


Google Earth Satellite Image: El Udeid Air Base


The runways of the base with a length of more than 4000 meters allow you to take all types of combat and military transport aircraft. More than 100 aircraft can be deployed in El Udeida. The base is equipped with the most modern control and communication systems.


Google Earth satellite image: C-130H military transport aircraft, KS-135R tanker aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 V / W in El Udeida

At the airbase there is a very extensive fleet of combat and special purpose aircraft. In addition to military transport aviation and tankers, here are based electronic reconnaissance and interception aircraft RC-135 V / W and jammers EA-6B, owned by KMP USA. The presence on the basis of a large number of air tankers makes it possible to refuel combat aircraft in the air during their transfer from the United States and during the performance of combat missions.


Google Earth Satellite Image: B-1B bombers and KS-135R tankers at Udeida


The base played an important role in supporting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently in Qatar is about 10 000 American military personnel. The Udeid Air Base is the most important of the 35 US military facilities in the region. In addition to the Department of Defense, there are facilities used by the US National Security Agency at its base in the south-eastern part.


Satellite image Google earth: positions of the Patriot air defense system in the vicinity of El Udeida


To protect the air base of El-Udeid, in its vicinity, two batteries of the Patriot air defense system were deployed. Launchers are aimed in the north and east direction. It can be noted that the number of US air defense systems deployed in the Middle East is unprecedented and many times higher than the number of anti-aircraft batteries in Europe. Virtually all major US military facilities in this region have anti-aircraft cover.

In the south of Bahrain, near the coast of the Persian Gulf, the American military air base Isa (Isa Air Base) has been operating since 2009. A runway with a length of more than 3800 meters can take all types of aircraft.


Satellite image of Google Earth: F-16C / D fighters, military transport C-130, basic patrol R-3C and reconnaissance EP-3E at the airfield Isa

Prior to this, the airfield was used by the Bahrain Air Force, based here the F-16C / D and F-5E fighters, as well as the Hawk 129 TCB. Periodically from 2009 to 2015, the aircraft rotated at the base. Currently, there are aircraft 379 th expeditionary wing (379 AEW).

On satellite images here you can observe the F-16C / D fighter jets, the P-3C naval base patrol aircraft and the rather rare electronic reconnaissance aircraft EP-3E. In 500 meters to the south of the runway, there are positions for the Patriot air defense missile system.

Saudi Arabia is one of the closest and most influential allies of the United States in the Middle East. At the moment, there are no large US military contingents with equipment and weapons in the territory of the kingdom. Currently, there are several thousand American advisers and technicians in the kingdom who assist in the training of Saudi armed forces.

The latest US military bases in Saudi Arabia were closed at the end of 2003, after the end of the active phase of the Iraq war. However, close military cooperation between the countries continued. Military transport, refueling aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft of the United States always used Saudi airfields if necessary. The most common use for this is the King Abdulaziz Air Base air base in the suburb of Dhahran and the King Faisal Naval Base suburb of the runway. At the moment, Saudi troops are fighting in Yemen, and the United States is actively supporting them. It mainly consists in providing intelligence. In addition, American armed UAVs operate from Saudi territory.

In the Israeli Negev desert, near the nuclear facility in Dimona, there is an American radar center. The most notable part of it are the two 400-meter radar masts. It is believed that this radar center is designed to track ballistic missiles in space and to ensure the issuance of target designation of ground-based anti-missile systems.


Google Earth Satellite Image: Dimona Radar Center


This object is owned and operated by US personnel, while the data is transmitted to the United States and to the Israeli operational anti-missile center.

In addition, in the same area there is a position of the radar stationed on the balloon system JLENS. JLENS aerostats are part of the SEC (Cooperative Engagement Capability) radar complex. This complex can be used in the interests of heterogeneous forces across the theater.


Satellite image of Google Earth: aerostat radar complex in Dimona


Information received from the balloon radar is transmitted via fiber optic cables to the ground processing complex, and the generated data on land, sea and air targets are communicated to consumers. In this case, the JLENS system means allow early warning of the approach of enemy aircraft and cruise missiles long before they are detected by ground-based air defense radar.

In addition, near the complex in Dimona, on Mount Keren, the American radar AN / TPY-2, which is part of the THAAD anti-missile system, is on combat duty. The AN / TPY-2 radar can detect BR warheads at a range of 1000 km at the 10-60 ° scan position angle. This station has a good resolution and is able to select targets against the background of debris from previously destroyed missiles and separated stages. In addition to Israel, the AN / TPY-2 radar is deployed in Turkey, at the Kurecik Air Force Base, and in Qatar, at the Udeyd Air Base, and also in Okinawa. But, unlike Turkey and Qatar, the Israeli military has its own anti-missile systems.

As part of the Australian-American defense cooperation in the central part of Australia, southwest of the city of Alice Springs, the Pine Gap reconnaissance complex, part of the ECHELON global information collection system and satellite infrared system, operates under the joint control of the US and Australian authorities. SBIRS missile attack warnings.

The site is of strategic importance because it allows us to control American spy satellites covering a third of the globe. This area includes China, North Korea, the Asian part of Russia and the Middle East.


Google Earth Satellite Image: Pine Gap Complex in Australia


Officially, the complex is designed to control and track spacecraft in near-earth orbit. However, according to published information, two dozen antennas and complex equipment work in the interests of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Intelligence Agency (NRO). In total, around 800 employees work at the site. Their tasks include receiving and processing information from geostationary satellites about intercepted telemetry and communication radio signals, radar characteristics and air defense systems. The equipment of the Pine Gap complex is also involved in reconnaissance flights over the Pacific Ocean of the RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV.

To be continued ...

Based on:
http://parstoday.com/ru
http://www.infokart.ru/karta-voennyx-baz-ssha/
http://www.pravda.ru/news/economics/13-04-2015/1256046-usa-0/
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  1. Vladimirets April 27 2016 08: 01 New
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    A quarter of a century ago, for such pictures, someone unscrewed the head, and gave the order to someone. smile
    1. zyablik.olga April 27 2016 08: 13 New
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      Quote: Vladimirets
      A quarter of a century ago, for such pictures, someone unscrewed the head, and gave the order to someone.

      Yes, now you can see almost everything on satellite images, there would be a desire and knowledge of what and where to look. At least, the author not only posted pictures, but also gave a minimal description of objects. For this he+». good
    2. cap
      cap April 27 2016 08: 22 New
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      Quote: Vladimirets
      A quarter of a century ago, for such pictures, someone unscrewed the head, and gave the order to someone. smile


      You can say more, just fantastic.
  2. cap
    cap April 27 2016 08: 04 New
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    And someone will say that "Caliber" is simple.
    I just 100% understand the panic of mattresses over the Syrian weapons demonstration.
    Tremble the Yankees, we have counted you! laughing

    All “pigs” and “bulls” were taken into account!
  3. cedar April 27 2016 08: 30 New
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    Powerful petrodollar protection.
  4. DimerVladimer April 27 2016 12: 15 New
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    There are two asphalt 3661 meter long runways.

    Dear Editor. As an engineer, the "asphalt" runways cuts my ear!

    Landing strip is an extremely complex system of drainage, soil and gravel substrate - a few meters thick and REINFORCED CONCRETE coating. Only reinforced concrete can withstand dynamic loads when landing an airliner.
    1. Bongo April 27 2016 13: 49 New
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      Quote: DimerVladimer
      Dear Editor. As an engineer, the "asphalt" runways cuts my ear!

      Could this be because you are not a very good engineer? request
      Asphalt runway - asphalt runway - runway from high-density asphalt concrete.
      SNiP 32-03-96 Airfields - Snipes and Guests
      1. opus April 27 2016 14: 02 New
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        Quote: Bongo
        Asphalt runway - asphalt runway - runway from high-density asphalt concrete.


        and "don’t say girlfriend" ...

        At first from the runway with the help of a cutter it was filmed a few centimeters of asphaltand then poured new concrete. In particularly critical areas (landing area), up to 250 mm of asphalt pavement was removed. Dismantled asphalt was reused as a base for access roads.



        "the husband herself is a drunkard"





        Cracking the runway at the airport in Naples, Florida









        1. Bongo April 27 2016 14: 06 New
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          Quote: opus
          and "don’t say girlfriend" ...

          Hi, hello!
          A person is simply "not in the know." wink Although not so long ago, one fairly unique frame wrote - "to us Anto the generators not to get used to it. ”At the same time giving out quite seriously the rare nonsense. lol
    2. Bongo April 27 2016 13: 58 New
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      Quote: DimerVladimer
      There are two asphalt 3661 meter long runways.

      The runway color clearly indicates the material from which it is made. In aerodrome construction, asphalt concrete began to be used in the 20-30 of the XX century, when aviation switched to year-round work and required runways to ensure the takeoff and landing of aircraft during periods of thaw. In our country, for a number of reasons, asphalt concrete strips are not widely used, while abroad, on the contrary, asphalt concrete runway coverings are very widespread.
      1. opus April 27 2016 14: 12 New
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        pvrt
        Quote: Bongo
        In our country, for a number of reasons, asphalt concrete strips are not widespread,


        we and the runway have not received "special distribution".
        number of airfields in the USA
        there are about 14000 airports in the United States, of which 5000 have civilian air services, and 376 have regular air services


        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA 2009
        2009 Law on the Restoration and Reinvestment of the American Economy.
        I have not brought in vain


        Naples Municipal Airport covers an area of ​​about 296 hectares and is 2 meters above sea level.

        The airport has 2 main runways with asphalt coverage: 5/23 long 2012 and a width of 46 m and 14/32 long 1524 and a width of 30 m. In addition, there is another strip covered with turf, length 564 and a width of 30 m.

        In 2011, the airport served 84339 aircraft (an average of 231 aircraft per day): 91% - regular flights, 9% - air taxi, <1% - military flights. During this period, 309 aircraft were based at the airport: 63% - single-engine, 21% - multi-engine, 12% - with jet engines and 4% - helicopters.


        number of airfields of the Russian Federation (the largest country in the world)
        From 1990 to the present (2013) the number of airports in Russia decreased by more than four times: with 1450 to 315.
        More than 95% from the number of airports that have ceased to function or have reduced their activities to a minimum,I'm on regional and local air lines.
        1. Bongo April 27 2016 14: 47 New
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          Quote: opus
          From 1990 to the present (2013), the number of airports in Russia has decreased by more than four times: from 1450 to 315.

          Yes Anton - I know that. A sad page in the history of our aviation crying And poherili airfields that could well be saved. What can I say, in the Far East there are only three airfields where fighters are based.
          1. opus April 27 2016 18: 40 New
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            Quote: Bongo
            A sad page in the history of our aviation

            you see, writers on topvar do not write about this in the toga of the week.
            Anyway, they’re writing such henna on Topvar (MILITARY Review)
            "project33" "Results of the week" (chewed and mashed cough infa as it should)


            or such henna (what the author wanted to say, he did not answer me)

            or henna (what the author wanted to say, he didn’t answer me, EVEN after the question in PM)

            at the aerodromes "315 vs 14000 probable adversary", you will not make a "career"?
            Better to "spread rot liberals," as much as possible)

            Ku
            Zy.a you comrade Sergei Linnik what did you (lope liberals hijacking .... rotten)?
            Huh?
            That and that
            1. zyablik.olga April 28 2016 08: 00 New
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              Quote: opus
              Zy.a you comrade Sergei Linnik what did you (lope liberals hijacking .... rotten)?
              Huh?
              That and that

              Thank God Sergey is friends with his head - I know him for several days.
              1. opus April 28 2016 11: 20 New
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                Quote: zyablik.olga
                Thank God Sergey is friends with his head - I know him for several days.

                Not just him.
                Girls, as I look the same.
                wink
                1. Bongo April 28 2016 14: 24 New
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                  Quote: opus
                  Not just him.
                  Girls, as I look the same.

                  Anton, not everyone is so lucky as me and Olga. fellow
                  1. opus April 28 2016 17: 02 New
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                    Quote: Bongo
                    Anton, not everyone is so lucky as me and Olga.

                    Not understood?
                    Why are you a married couple?
                    If so, I’ll go bend my own, I was lucky too.
                    Let “special female opinion” be embossed for the benefit of:
                    Literacy is more than mine (I’m probably not quite “Russian”)
                    - she even went where I was not ("Admiral Gorshkov" for example, visited with the class and the small fry, live)
                    1. Bongo April 29 2016 05: 33 New
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                      Quote: opus
                      Not understood?
                      Why are you a married couple?

                      Rather, the younger wife in the harem lol
  5. Razvedka_Boem April 27 2016 14: 49 New
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    Involuntarily overlay the crosshairs of the sight on the pictures ..)
    1. Bongo April 27 2016 14: 50 New
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      Quote: Razvedka_Boem
      Involuntarily overlay the crosshairs of the sight on the pictures ..)

      Comments in the first part, look - you will like it ... lol
      1. Razvedka_Boem April 27 2016 19: 25 New
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        Looked) "+"
  6. opus April 27 2016 14: 51 New
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    Quote: Bongo
    In the Israeli desert of the Negev near the nuclear facility in Dimona is an American radar center. The most noticeable part of it is two 400 meter radar masts. It is believed that this radar center is intended to track ballistic missiles in space and ensure the delivery of target designation to ground-based missile defense systems.


    Question (s).
    And where is the 400 "radar mast"?
    they are REALLY height 400m (Ostakino)?

    and how can these um ... masts track ballistic missiles in space "?

    how to scan them in azimuth, and in height above the horizon. how?
    and what is the "accepted" reflected? Mast?
    For me it’s the “rumors”
    1. Bongo April 27 2016 14: 54 New
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      Quote: opus
      Question (s).

      I myself asked these questions when I did the article, but the sources say just that. what Although confusion is possible. The aerostat radar and the AN / TPY-2 radar are located in the same area.
      1. opus April 27 2016 18: 30 New
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        Quote: Bongo
        Although confusion is possible.

        Confusion, 100%
        The rest is yes:
        "operator" asked in PM, I already took him
        Actually, I have about Tbilisi and others. And that junk (edge ​​in my 2012)
        see myself
        http://fas.org/man/eprint/fbr.pdf
      2. opus April 27 2016 19: 31 New
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        Quote: Bongo
        but the sources say so

        Dare:

        It’s definitely not the SPRN and not for observing the “BR in space”


        OIBS (one Israeli grandmother said)




        / Or I know -how missed something in the radar
        Is the Eiffel Tower the same facility?

        and what?
        wink
  7. Sergey333 April 27 2016 15: 45 New
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    I hope the coordinates where these pictures are taken are recorded in our rocket database. laughing
  8. Vasili09 April 27 2016 16: 22 New
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    yes it's all inflatable dummies, American generals are sawing the budget, Serdyukov cried from such cuts and hid in a corner ... found a source, googol, the CIA’s second invention after the Internet
  9. Koldunja April 28 2016 17: 34 New
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    The article prompted interest to google the addresses indicated by the author, for which the author is a big plus. The very thorough infrastructure of all air bases was striking. Especially the Emirate’s Al-Dafra in Abu Dhabi (which, incidentally, is not at all “32 km south of the city”, but almost immediately after the local roundabout - that is, where we have Auchans and other mega).

    In addition to all kinds of aircraft, obviously not without a show off by amers for public [military] viewing, the emirate base of overseas democracy agronomists is simply studded with curious capital structures. So, the question for connoisseurs: for what kind of "sheaves" are there such hangar bunkers as on the screen?
    1. opus April 28 2016 19: 20 New
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      Quote: Koldunja
      : for which such "sheaves" are there such hangar bunkers as on the screen?

      Al dhafra air base

      The cover is provided by Patriot missile systems, which are very clearly visible in satellite images as squares arranged in a circle


      As you know, they are not all-perspective. The start is inclined towards the azimuth of that target.
      There is a lot of cool stuff there

  10. voyaka uh April 28 2016 23: 43 New
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    Great review. Thank!
  11. pooop April 30 2016 23: 49 New
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    good review