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Tel Nof Airbase

  • Location
    Approximately 18km west of Ashdod
  • Type
  • Facility Status

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Jane’s reports that bunkers south of the Tel Nof Airbase house nuclear gravity bombs for F-4s, F-15s, and F-16s stationed at the airbase. 1 The 2002 SIPRI Yearbook concurred, reporting that “operational nuclear weapons are thought to be stored near the Tel Nof AB.”2


  1. Harold Hough, “Israel’s Nuclear Infrastructure,” Jane’s Intelligence Review, 1 November 1994.
  2. Hans M. Kristensen and Joshua Handler, “Appendix 10A: World Nuclear Forces,” In SIPRI Yearbook 2002: Armaments, Disarmament, and International Security, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 565.


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