hardened aircraft shelter


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tactical aircraft shelter

A shelter to house fighter-type aircraft and provide protection to the aircraft from attack by conventional weapons or damage from high winds or other elemental hazards. Also called an aircraft shelter, blast pens, and a hardened aircraft shelter.
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Incirlik Air Base has one 3,048 m (10,000 ft)-long runway,[1][3] located among about 57 Hardened Aircraft Shelters.
Additional security measures - such as hardened aircraft shelters, minefields and ground surveillance radars - will also need to be installed.
A total of 59 TLAMs targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars.
Most North Atlantic Treaty Organization bases have blast-resistant hardened aircraft shelters designed to protect fighter-sized aircraft in a nuclear, chemical, or biological environment--a capability that may not exist at expeditionary bases in many parts of the world.
Laage's well-concealed and scattered hardened aircraft shelters and flight line alert facilities still bear witness to the Cold War struggle between the East and West.