Iran media on Tuesday revealed an underground Iran Air force base called “Eagle 44”.
According to Iran media, it is one of the first of its kind large enough to house fighter jets. The “Eagle 44” base is capable of storing and operating fighter jets and drones, it said. But The Iran media and Airforce officials did not elaborate on the location of the base.
The purpose of this underground base is to provide secure and protected housing for fighter jets and other aircraft, as well as to serve as a deterrent against potential attackers.
The exact details of the base, such as its size, location, and capabilities, have not been disclosed to the public. The announcement of the base comes amidst ongoing tensions between Iran and the international community and is meant to demonstrate Iran’s military power and readiness to defend itself.
Iran said it was one of the country’s most important air force bases, built deep underground, housing fighters equipped with long-range cruise missiles.
In May, Iran’s army gave details about another underground base, which houses drones, as the country seeks to protect military assets from potential air strikes by regional arch-foe Israel.
“Any attack on Iran from our enemies, including Israel, will see a response from our many air force bases including Eagle 44,” Iran’s armed forces Chief of Staff Mohammad Bagheri told state TV Agencies