Al Dhafra Air Base
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|Al Dhafra Air Base
قاعدة الظفرة الجوية
World Trade Center memorials at Al Dhafra, June 2004
|IATA: DHF – ICAO: OMAM|
|Operator||United Arab Emirates Air Force|
|Serves||Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Time zone||UAE Standard Time (UTC+04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||77 ft / 23 m|
Al Dhafra Air Base (Arabic:قاعدة الظفرة الجوية) (IATA: DHF, ICAO: OMAM) is a military installation in the United Arab Emirates. The base is located approximately 20 mi (32 km) south of Abu Dhabi and is operated by the United Arab Emirates Air Force.
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The United States Air Force's 380th Air Expeditionary Wing has a number of aircraft based here, including: Lockheed U-2S's, McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extenders, Boeing E-3 Sentrys (AWACS) and Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawks.
Due to the 2014 military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant the French have also deployed Breguet Atlantique II maritime patrol aircraft.