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Germany to build permanent infrastructure at Incirlik AFB

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World Defense & Security News - Germany
 
 
Germany to build permanent infrastructure at Incirlik AFB
 
Germany is upgrading its infrastructure at Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey. According to information obtained by Spiegel Online, the German Armed Forces will build permanent installations to accommodate Tornado aircraft and ground personnel, taking part in the war against the Islamic State.
     
Germany to build permanent infrastructure at Incirlik AFB 640 001Two of the German Air Force Tornado aircraft at Incirlik AFB, in Turkey 
(Crédit: Luftwaffe)
     
According to the German media, the German government is negotiating with Turkey a long-term agreement. Based on the Bundeswehr transcripts obtained by Spiegel Online, the cost of the investment is estimated at EUR65 million and will include a full-scale command centre, permanent accommodation for 400 people, mess and medical facilities, hangars and maintenance buildings for the Tornado and the air refuelling aircraft.

The work for the new infrastructure will start immediately and will be concluded in 2017. The German Armed Forces have currently deployed around 200 people, six Tornado reconnaissance aircraft and an A310 Multi Role Tanker Transport.