hardened aircraft shelter


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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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The report compared this with the situation in China where, between 2000 and 2012, the PLA grew its hardened aircraft shelters from 92 to 312 across 39 air bases within 800km of Taipei.
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.
On 19 March 2011, B-2 stealth bombers departed Whiteman AFB, Missouri, to strike 45 hardened aircraft shelters in Libya.
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.
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.