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Iran army air force unveils underground air base

Iran's Army Air Force unveiled its underground air base named "Eagle-44" for the first time on Monday.

The base was unveiled in the presence of the Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri and Iranian Army commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi.


Eagle-44 air base is capable of receiving and putting all types of Air Force fighter jets, bombers, and unmanned aerial vehicles into operation.


Benefiting from various facilities such as alert, command posts, fighter maintenance hangars, centers for maintaining and repairing aircraft, navigation equipment, and fuel tanks, the air base has the ability to receive all types of Air Force fighters to carry out assigned missions.


Constructing these bases in different places, due to their design and being located under the mountains, provides the ability to carry out air operations from a far distance and far from enemies' expectations.


This large underground base is also capable of receiving and operationally using the new fighters of the Air Force.


By keeping fighters in safe places and equipping them with electronic warfare systems, bombs and missiles, these bases have provided the possibility of long-distance operations and increasing the strategic range for distant targets.