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IAF Tel Nov

Last modified: 28 Aug 2014

Country: Israel    Region: Central

Locale: Beit El'Azari

Latitude: 31° 49' 59" N     Longitude: 34° 49' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: IAF airbase


IAF airbase Tel Nof or Tel Nov.
One of the most important IAF airbases; built during the British mandate as RAF Aqir serving as a former main RAF station in Palestine.
Nuclear weapons storage facilities on or in direct vincinity of the base.
IAF strike units capable of delivering nuclear payloads assigned here maintaining a high alert and readiness posture.
- 69 sqn (F-15E strike)
- 106 and 133 sqn (both F-15E strike)
- 601 Flight Test Center (F-15E, F-16A/B/C/D)
- 114 and 118 sn (both CH-53-2000)

Also located at Tel Nov are several Israeli Defense Force (army) units:
- Unit 669 (airborne combat search and rescue)
- Paratroopers training center
- Airborne Security Det. responsible for the special ammo storage security

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