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Doshan Tappeh Air Base

Doshan Tappeh Air Base
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Map of Iran with locations of major air bases

Overview of Tehran and sourrounding area(Source: NGA 1:500,000 Map)

Tehran and its three airports(Source: NGA 1:500,000 Map)

This Landsat image shows Mehrabad International Airport on the left and the Doshan Tappeh military airfield on the right. (Source:ESDI - Univiersity of Maryland)

This Landsat image shows the Doshan Airfield at 30-meter resolution as of July 2000. (Source: ESDI)

A Russian 1-200,000 scale map of Doshan as of 1980

Overview of the Doshan Tappeh airfield as of 11 Augusts 2003. (Source: DigitalGlobe).

This DigitalGlobe image shows the perils of imagery analysis - the facility one wants to look at is almost always just outside the footprint of the image. (Source: DigitalGlobe)

Fortunately, this is the portion of Doshan Tappeh airfield that is of most interest. It probably contains the Headquarters of several Iranian military organizations, including the the Air Force, Revolutionary Guards, and the Revolutionary Guards Directorate of Intelligence.

The southern part of the base has several dozen large adminstrative buildings and what appears to be a logistics warehouse complex.

The northern part of the base appears to be the Air Force Headquarters with adminstrative, barracks or military quarters, family housing, a parade ground, and athletic complex.

These large warehouse buildings in the southern part of the base are probably associated with the Air Force Logistics Command.

This area of the northern part of the base probably contains the Air Force Headquarters complex.

The athletic complex in the northern part of the base includes a track, a soccer field, and a large swimming pool.

This 10,000 square foot building was build sometime after 1995. Its purpose has not been identified. (Source: DigitalGlobe - 11 August 2003)

These buildings were constructed sometime after 1987.(Source: DigitalGlobe - 11 August 2003)

This mosque was built after 1995. (Source: DigitalGlobe - 11 August 2003)

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