The 4th EFS and the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron are both assigned to Al Dhafra Air Base
, United Arab Emirates, and temporarily deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia.
Pilots, maintainers and support personnel from the Air Force Reserve's 419th Fighter Wing and the active duty 388th Fighter Wing deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to Al Dhafra Air Base
in the United Arab Emirates in April--the first Middle East deployment for the Air Force's F-35A Lightning II.
The US military in the past has described its presence at both the Al Dhafra Air Base
in the United Arab Emirates and Al Udeid as "southwest Asia".
Around six F-35s were transported from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah to the Al Dhafra air base
in the UAE on April 12, 2019, (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/f-35a-stealth-fighters-just-dropped-bombs-combat-first-time-55182) National Interest reported .
Hajizadeh knew exactly where they were coming from -- the US Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar and the US Al Dhafra Air Base
in the UAE.
Orascom's aviation portfolio includes military and civilian airports in Egypt, the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, and the Al Dhafra Air Base
in the UAE.
The exercise is being run at Al Dhafra Air Base
in Abu Dhabi during September 21st till October 7th.
aircraft deployed over Iraq indicate that they are primarily drawn from three major bases in the gulf: al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, Ali al Salem Air Base in Kuwait and al Dhafra Air Base
in the United Arab Emirates.
A report from the influential US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations released last month on the new "Gulf Security Architecture" pointed to the importance of continuing US access to facilities such as al Dhafra air base
in the United Arab Emirates, al Udeid air base in Qatar, Camp Arifijan in Kuwait, and the US naval headquarters and support facilities in Bahrain.
Among projects it completed recently are ones related to a new engineering centre at Dubai International Airport, the British School at Al Khuberat, Al Jazeera Club Stadium and fuel storage tanks at Al Dhafra Air Base
. The company achieved sales of $25 million in the first half of this year.
* Information, surveillance and reconnaissance launch and recovery facility at Al Dhafra Air Base
in the United Arab Emirates provides the Air Force Central Command Component with an operational and logistics hub to support theater-wide intelligence surveillance and collection with a variety of platforms.