Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

Airview Base was a small UNSC outpost near Sword Base on the Babd Catha Ice Shelf on Reach, named so because it overlooks the base's airfield. It included one anti-aircraft turret before the Battle of Reach began.[1]


Initial Battle[]

Main article: Battle of Sword Base

On July 26, 2552, Kat-B320 and Noble Six were ordered to reactivate the AA turret to clear the skies for UNSC dropships.[1]

Covenant Occupation[]

Main article: Raid on Sword Base

The base was later overrun by Covenant forces, who would later place two Tyrants at its location. On August 29, Noble Six and a squad of ODSTs passed through what remained of the base in a Scorpion, destroying the two Tyrants on the way to Sword Base, clearing the sky for Noble Team's Falcons.[2]


  • Airview Base's location was seen as a very good defensive location by both the UNSC and the Covenant, as both factions placed AA turrets on it.
  • Airview Base (after the Covenant gain control of the area) is used as the setting for the Firefight map Outpost, with the addition of two Covenant AA guns.