Military


Kandahar / Qandahar Airfield
31°30'21"N 65°50'52"E


Kandahar Airfield Maps
Kandahar Airfield Satellite Imagery
Videos of airstrikes on a SA-3 SAM site and a SA-13 SAM site, used during DoD news briefing of October 16, 2001
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The footage above was released by the DoD on October 16, 2001. They show an SA-3 SAM site and an SA-13 SAM site. The two sites provided air defense coverage of Kandahar airfield. They were struck on October 15, 2001.
Pre- and post-strikes aerials of Shinshand Airbase used during DoD news briefing of October 12, 2001
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The images above were released by the DoD on October 12, 2001. They show fighter aircraft visible in the bermed area of the airfield. The craters in the runway were made on day one of the air campaign. The aircraft were struck on day two and three of the air campaign.
This satellite imagery reveals Kandahar airfield before and during
US airstrikes that began on October 7, 2001.

Overview of Kandahar airfield before airstrikes began. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Overview of Kandahar airfield after airstrikes have commenced. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of Kandahar airfield runway. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of Kandahar airfield. Note the presence of craters on the runway. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Probable hanger at Kandahar airfield. Note the prescence of a partial aircraft sitting off the runway. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Probable hanger at Kandahar airfield. The partial aircraft remains and craters on the runway are now visible. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of partial aircraft. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging).

Detail of partial aircraft. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging).

Detail of main terminal at Kandahar airfield. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of main terminal at Kandahar airfield. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Overview of aircraft parked at the end of Kandahar airfield. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Aircraft at the end of Kandahar airfield have now been moved or destroyed. Note the presence of blast craters. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of probable MiG-23 fighter aircraft. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of crater at former site of MiG-23 fighter aircraft. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Enclosed site at Kandahar airfield. Trucks and other vehicles are visible. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Enclosed site at Kandahar airfield. It appears that some vehicles have been moved while others have been destroyed. Image date: 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of SA-13 SAM site. Image date 23 April 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)

Detail of SA-13 SAM site after airstrike. Image date 10 October 2001. (Source: Space Imaging)






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