Ongoing leveling and grading activities as a consequnce of the relocation of UAEAF Presence in Assab Airport (Eritrea) to Perim Island (Yemen) in Bab El Mandeb Strait.

The runway in construction will be 1800 meters long and 50 meters wide, which is well within the requirements for a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to land and take off.

Two protected light structures possibly serving as UAE contigent Headquarters are located on the south border of the existing main apron, both structures seem to be powered by electric generators. VHR Satellite Imagery from March 8th, 2021 shows uphill, a protected position is in the making, comprising two high walls and fresh asphalt. This uphill location could be reserved for a future AD system or EW/SIGINT hardware. Perim Island is in the Bab El Mandeb strait, the navigation choke point between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, the most strategic point in this area. Following the signature of the Abraham Accords, Perim Island could now become a strategic hub for Intelligence collection which benficiaries are the Anti-Iran Coalition in the Middle East.


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Suspected Underground Facility North of Shaheed Baqheri Town, IRAN.

Tunnel Entrances covered and hidden for more than 10 years. The suspected UG Facility is active and its purpose is unknown at this moment.


Assessment: This active UG facility could be part of a military storage contingency plan as the hidden entrance could be excavated and cleared out from backfill in a matter of a few hours to a few days. Other purposes are not to be ruled out and are yet to be investigated.



Imageries courtesy of Maxar Technologies Copyright 2021 via Google Earth.

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Updated: May 26, 2021

One of the many PLA military facilities in Lhasa, Tibet has been undergoing a large-format upgradation. Initial groundwork was observed in April 2020 with substantial construction work reaching completion in January 2021. Various military platforms, vehicles, and even artillery guns are visible on recent images of the facility alongside new garages and administrative buildings. The facility while connected by road also has three heliports near it where recent upgrades have also been noted.


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