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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Russia will start building new Tiksi airbase in Arctic in 2017

Russia will start building the Tiksi airfield in the Arctic in 2017, Russian Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev said on Monday. In all, 44 airfields will be reconstructed before 2020, he added. "The Temp airfield in the Arctic can receive even Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft [NATO reporting name: Candid] now. We are currently working on the Nagurskoye aerodrome that will also receive Il-76 aircraft," the commander said. 
The RuAF Kotelny airfield. Tiksi airbase will be one of several reopened bases in the Russian Arctic
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