UAE sets up Military Base in Eastern Libya

By John Lee.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a military base in eastern Libya, according to IHS Jane's 360.

Satellite imagery reportedly shows AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Al-Khadim Airport in Marj province, around 100 km from Benghazi, where the UAE aircraft are supporting the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) forces fighting Islamist militants.

Since the beginning of this year, new buildings including hangars were under construction next to a new ramp, with images showing two Air Tractor aircraft, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two Il-76 transport aircraft, one Il-18 turboprop airliner, and two UAVs.

(Source: IHS Jane's 360)

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