These look like they have been there a while but the road looks like it is a maintained dirt road so I'm guessing these are still used for something.

Special forces do a lot of training on this base.

This looks like a training location that simulates a SAM battery.

Analogman identifies this as a simulated SA-2 site.

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By: kjfitz


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@ 2005-08-12 08:46:59
This looks EXACTLY like the revetment layout for a Soviet SA-5 missile site. EXACTLY! Perhaps this was used as a training target for Air Force crews. The SA-5 is considered obsolete and, while still in use by Libya and a few other countries, isn't really considered a threat, especially against stealthy aircraft.
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@ 2005-08-12 08:48:32
The lower middle revetment in the upper site appears to have something man-made in the middle. Perhaps a mockup of a missile launcher?
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@ 2005-08-12 15:07:11
Because it is back in the trees like it is I was thinking that it wasn't so much used for aerial training as perhaps ground assault training, maybe by special forces. The SEAL teams do a lot of training in these woods.
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@ 2005-08-13 08:00:20
Possibly. If you look at the map in Google Earth you can see that several of the revetments have mock-up launchers installed. Also, the cleared area to the immediate left of the launcher has a graded mound, just like the real sites, where radars are sited and the area to the SW has multiple antenna, just like the real site. The military often uses RF generators to simulate radars so the SEAD guys have something to practice against.

One note: It's an SA-5 site simulated, not an SA-2 site. The SA-2 site you found was the Egyptian one.