Military Installation : Sukkur Airfield, Pakistan

Name: Sukkur Airport (IATA: SKZ, ICAO: OPSK)

Type: FOB (Forward Operating Base) and a small domestic airport.

Location: Sindh, Pakistan.

Coordinates: 27°43′19″N  68°47′30″E

Sukkur Distance from IB 97 km
Sukkur Distance from International Border  97 km

 

Sukkur airstrip 2.76km
Sukkur airstrip 2.76km

 

Aircraft shelters on end of runway
Aircraft shelters on end of runway
4 more aircraft shelters
4 more aircraft shelters

 

Sukkur Airfield, some construction is going on in April 2017
Sukkur Airfield, some construction is going on in April 2017

 

Possibly hardened bunkers at end of the airstrip
Possibly hardened bunkers at end of the airstrip

 

A twin engined aircraft on airstrip in front of hangars
A twin engined aircraft on airstrip in front of hangars

 

Unidentified structures
Unidentified structures

 

Swampy area near end of airstrip which gets flooded during monsoons
Swampy area near end of airstrip which gets flooded during monsoons

 

 

Sukkur barrage and bridge over Indus River
Sukkur barrage and bridge over Indus River
A small aircraft parked near the terminal
A small aircraft parked near the terminal

 

Barrage on Indus river
Barrage on Indus river

 

Sukkur Airfield is a dual use airport, but has limited military traffic. It is very near to the Thar desert.  The barrage shown above was a possible target for Indian offensive in 1971 as it is a vital piece of infrastructure irrigating much of the agricultural land nearby.

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