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Raiden and Blade Wolf on a cliff overlooking the air base, circa 2018.

The Shabhazabad Air Base was an American-owned air base located in Pakistan.


The air base contained several buildings, including six large hangars, at least three medium hangars, at least one small hangar, an immense hangar with windows, three small office buildings, three medium office buildings, a large building, and the main control tower. In addition, it hosted a variety of aircraft and vehicles, including at least two tiltrotor aircraft, as well as two jumbo jets.


World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh

In 2018, as part of Operation Tecumseh, Senator Steven Armstrong was believed to have been planning to assassinate President Hamilton during his visit to Pakistan for negotiations with the Pakistani president Farooq Salam. Because of this, former Maverick agent Raiden was dispatched to Pakistan via a Solis Mach 23 vehicle to halt the President's negotiations and reroute him back to America. Upon arrival and clearing out the World Marshal Inc. security soldiers stationed outside, they managed to find Desperado's XIFF ID on the World Marshal soldiers, causing them to realize that World Marshal intended to frame Desperado for the attack. Raiden then attempted to make his way to the control tower to destroy it. However, he ended up fighting against Metal Gear EXCELSUS and Armstrong, also learning that he had abandoned assassinating the president as he had decided that having American soldiers killed at the base and framing Jihadi terrorists for the deed would be just as manageable. Raiden eventually defeats EXCELSUS and Armstrong. The base also ended up damaged due to EXCELSUS having tunneled out from below.

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