Map: US drone and surveillance flight bases in Africa

  • Published: 23 February 2013
  • Filed: 27 February 2013
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Seychelles International Airport, Mahé, where US drones are hosted (Photo: Google Earth)

Seychelles International Airport, Mahé, where US drones are hosted (Photo: Google Earth)

The following map depicts current and future locations used by the US military for launching drones and surveillance flights throughout Central and North Africa.

The map is not complete and reflects available information from open sources. Several sites that are rumored to be used for launching drones and surveillance aircraft are not included in the map, including al-Wigh airbase in Libya which has been recently reported by news outlets in North Africa to be a base for French and US operations in Mali.

The list of bases includes:

  • Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
  • Arba Minch Airport, Ethiopia
  • Ouagadougou Airport, Burkina Faso
  • Niamey, Niger
  • Nzara, South Sudan
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Manda Bay, Kenya
  • St. Victoria, Seychelles

Visit the Public Intelligence website for more information and satellite imagery

Source: Public Intelligence (United States)

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