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Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
2506'57"N 5118'55"E

New imagery from Space Imaging's Ikonos and DigitalGlobe's Quick Bird reveal continued construction at Al Udeid Airbase.

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Imagery of Al Udeid Air Base
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Overview of the Middle East with Qatar in the center

The Persian Gulf with Qatar in the center

CIA Map Qatar 1995

NIMA 1:500,000 Tactical Pilotage Chart of with an Ikonos browse image of the Al Udeid air base overlayed

Ikonos imagery overview of Al Udeid as of January 13, 2002

New Digital Globe imagery of Al Udeid as of June 13, 2002
Weapons Storage Areas

Ikonos Imagery of the Weapons Storage Area as of January 2002

June 2002 Digital Globe imagery shows no appreciable construction or activity

These munition storage Igloos measure 40 x 90 feet and have 3,800 square feet of capacity each or 30,800 sq ft total

Unlike older earth covered storage igloos, these new generation ones are solid concrete to enhance survivability

11 vehicles are visible outside of three igloos in the lower row

These 25 storage igloos have an estimated floor space of 3,200 square feet each and 80,000 sq ft total

The entrances to these igloos are protected from air attack or fratricide by concrete barriers

Differences in atmospheric lighting dramatically reduce the signature of the igloos. Custom paint also reduces detection and interpretability

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