10 Of The Strangest Military Bases Ever Constructed



Duga-3

The now abandoned military station Duga-3 was a Ukraine-based Soviet Union complex that mainly consisted of a huge antennae structure. It was used by Russia to detect enemy ballistic missile attacks and sent out radio signals continuously, which were powerful enough to be heard on devices around the world. It was left by the military following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as it sat within the exclusion zone.

Pine Gap

What makes Pine Gap stand out is the large dome structures that are located throughout the complex. Officially known as the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, it is a military base that is home to both the United States and Australia, giving officials from agencies such as the NSA a base to carry out mass surveillance and intercept data.