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Iran’s Secret Underground Base, Oghab 44

In early February of 2023, Iran unveiled a sprawling underground air base that its leaders claim will be able to repel a full-scale enemy attack. A video shared on state media, accompanied by a detailed press release, revealed Iran’s latest clandestine underground facility, complete with a fleet of 40-year-old American-made fighter jets. Iranian authorities also announced that the nation’s Air Force expects to receive at least three dozen modern Russian fighters this year to take up residence in the mysterious base. Recognizing the potentially dangerous implications of such a base, open-source intelligence monitoring groups promptly took to web forums to discuss the location of the facility. Although Iranian authorities did not reveal the exact location of Eagle 44, the accumulating evidence provided ample material for online commenters to analyze‚Ķ