Hamadan Airbase

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Hamadan Airbase
IRI.Army Air Force Seal.svg
پایگاه هوایی شهید نوژه
Airport type Military
Owner/Operator Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Location Hamadan
Elevation AMSL 5,609 ft / 1,710 m
Coordinates 35°12′42″N 048°39′12″E
Hamadan Airbase is located in Iran
Hamadan Airbase
Hamadan Airbase
location of Hamadan Air base
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,936 12,915 Asphalt
13R/31L 4,359 14,300 Asphalt

Hamadan Airbase (IATA: NUJICAO: OIHS) or Shahrokhi Airbase[2] or Noje Airbase[3] (Persian: پایگاه هوایی شهید نوژه‎‎) is an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force base located 47km north of Hamadan in the Hamadān Province. The airbase is named after Captain Mohammad Noje who was the first IRIAF pilot to be killed in action.

Russian Air Force use[edit]

Since 16 August 2016, the Russian Air Force′s Tupolev Tu-22M long-range bombers and Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighters have used the base for conducting raids over Syria as part of the Russia′s military intervention into the Syrian conflict. The bombing missions support the Syrian Arab Army in operations against the Syrian opposition and the Islamic State. It is the first time Iran has let a foreign country use its territory for military operations since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.[4][5][6]

Later in August 2016, Iran′s minister of defense Hossein Dehghan clarified that Iran was hosting Russia′s aircraft at the request of the Syrian government and Russia was free to utilise it as long as it was necessary.[7][8] The following day, on 21 August, he appeared to criticise Russia′s actions as rash and self-aggrandizing and was quoted as saying, “Under no circumstances will we ever provide Russians with a military base. They have not come here to stay.”[9] On 22 August 2016, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said Russia would stop using the air base for Syria airstrikes "for the time being".[10][11]


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Coordinates: 35°12′42″N 48°39′12″E / 35.2117°N 48.6533°E / 35.2117; 48.6533