Sarsawa airbase is currently a helicopter operating base http://www.combataircraft.com/en/Military-Aircraft/Mil/Mi-8/17-Hip/
It is an IAF optional station for deployment of the 2nd coming Dassault Rafale squadron.
IAF specific requirements, include:
- 'cold-start'capability at high altidude runways carrying max.9,3tons of conventional armament. .
- capacities to perform airdefence as well as strike missions (Note: Rafale will be nuclear capable).
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