|IATA: none – ICAO: LLRM|
|Elevation AMSL||648 m / 2,126 ft|
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Ramon Airbase (Hebrew: בסיס חיל-האוויר רמון (ICAO: LLRM), Basis Hayil-HaAvir Ramon, lit. Ramon Air Force Base) is an Israeli Air Force base southwest of Beersheba, near the town of Mitzpe Ramon. Also titled Kanaf 25 (Hebrew: כנף 25, lit. Wing 25), it was formerly known as Matred. It was built as the result of joint Israeli and US government funding as part of the IAF's redeployment out of its bases in the Sinai after the peninsula was handed over to Egypt following the 1978 Camp David Accords. It was constructed between 1979 and 1982 by Air Base Constructors, a joint venture of Guy F. Atkinson Company, sponsor, (San Francisco); Dillingham Corporation (Honolulu); and Nello L. Teer Company (Durham, N.C.) in association with Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton (New York City).
Its current commander is Col. Ziv Levi.
Units[edit | edit source]
- 113th Squadron – operating AH-64D
- 119th Squadron – operating F-16I
- 190th Squadron – operating AH-64
- 201st Squadron – operating F-16I
- 253rd Squadron – operating F-16I
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Gonn, Adam (2008-12-11). "Going East? The Israel Air Force and Iran". The Media Line. http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=23571. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
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