Is this the secret US Drone Base in Saudi Arabia?
February 8, 2013 8:00 AM Subscribe
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Noah Shachtman of Wired has published Bing/Nokia satellite maps
that shows what appears to be a previously unknown US drone airbase deep in the desert in Saudi Arabia.
The existence of the base became public
as the Brennan confirmation hearings have brought new attention to America's drone programs. The location of the base is 19.115601 N, 50.128869 E: Bing Maps
(images by DigitalGlobe
) clearly shows the base at very high resolution
, Google Maps
shows nothing but low resolution data. Wired also has copies of images
depicting runways, hangars, and various support buildings many miles from the nearest highway.