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Iran has shown its first underground air base, called "Eagle 44", Iranian media reported, citing the agencies.

"This is one of the most important air bases of the army. It has long-range cruise missiles and is built underground," noted Iran's official news agency IRNA.

Also today, Iran presented two new satellites, Nahid 2 and Tolo 3, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

According to her data, Nahid 2 is a telecommunications satellite that will be able to be used for two years.

It is assumed that it will be launched into an Earth orbit at a height of 500 km above the Earth's surface.

The other satellite, Tolo 3, will be the largest and heaviest satellite built on the territory of the Islamic Republic.

It weighs no less than 100 kg.

Iran showed off a kamikaze drone

Iranian specialists also showed the first pictures from space taken by the Iranian satellite "Khaiyam", which was launched on August 9 last year from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Fars noted that the photo images will soon be made available to Iranian cartographers to use in their work.

Iran launched its space program in 2004. The Islamic Republic is among nine countries in the world producing satellites, along with countries such as the United States and Russia.

Iran was also one of the 24 countries in the establishment in 1959 of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

In 2017, the Imam Khomeini Space Center was opened in Iran, which is used for the needs of the local aerospace industry.

The center can prepare, launch, control and in-flight monitor spacecraft in low Earth orbit.

Iranian Army reveals the largest underground air base for warplanes, which includes hundreds of aircraft and command centers, called 'Eagle 44'

— AZ (@AZgeopolitics) February 7, 2023