Iran begins construction of 300 million anti-aircraft missile baseSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 03:57
Iran begins construction of 300 million anti-aircraft missile base
New facility near the city of Abadeh will host 7 battalions, says senior commander
By Ron Friedman and AP August 21, 2012, 10:31 pm
Amid increasing talk of a possible Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, Iran has begun construction of a new, state-of-the-art, anti-aircraft missile base.
The new base, located near the city of Abadeh, in southern Iran, will cost $300 million, be home to 6,000 personnel, and host seven battalions, Iran’s Fars news agency reported Tuesday.
The Deputy Commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, Mohammad Hosseini, said the base, the largest of its kind in Iran, will also include one of the most important military training centers in the country.