The US military claims it racked up a perfect score in its cruise missile strike on Syrian airfield in Homs province, targeting aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters
, petroleum and logistical storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars.
The double fences and 40-foot towers are long gone, but somewhere within a quick taxi to the runways remain handfuls of hardened aircraft shelters
on Christmas tree ramps and low-slung buildings with the distinctive NATO-hardened look.
Incirlik Air Base has one 3,048 m (10,000 ft)-long runway, 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.
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.
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.