Ramon Airbase

Ramon Airbase (Hebrew: בסיס חיל-האוויר רמון‎ (ICAO: LLRM), Basis Hayil-HaAvir Ramon, lit. Ramon Air Force Base) is an Israeli Air Force base southwest of Beersheba, near the town of Mitzpe Ramon. Also titled Kanaf 25 (Hebrew: כנף 25‎, lit. Wing 25), it was formerly known as Matred. It was built as the result of joint Israeli and US government funding as part of the IAF's redeployment out of its bases in the Sinai after the peninsula was handed over to Egypt following the 1978 Camp David Accords. It was constructed between 1979 and 1982 by Air Base Constructors, a joint venture of Guy F. Atkinson Company, sponsor, (San Francisco); Dillingham Corporation (Honolulu); and Nello L. Teer Company (Durham, N.C.) in association with Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton (New York City).[1]

Ramon Airbase

בסיס חיל-האוויר רמון
Airport typeMilitary
LocationMitzpe Ramon
Elevation AMSL648 m / 2,126 ft
Coordinates30°46′29″N 034°40′04″E / 30.77472°N 34.66778°E / 30.77472; 34.66778Coordinates: 30°46′29″N 034°40′04″E / 30.77472°N 34.66778°E / 30.77472; 34.66778
LLRM is located in Israel
Location of the airport in Israel
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07R/25L 3,010 9,875 Asphalt
07L/25R 2,700 8,858 Asphalt

Its current commander is Col. Zvi Levi.[2]


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  1. ^ http://archive.jta.org/article/1979/05/21/2984615/pentagon-selects-two-contractors-to-construct-negev-air-bases
  2. ^ Gonn, Adam (2008-12-11). "Going East? The Israel Air Force and Iran". The Media Line. Archived from the original on 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2008-12-28.

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