The northernmost airfield on Alexandra's Island has become all-season
Nagurskaya airfield of the Northern Fleet on Alexandra Land Island, Franz Josef Land Archipelago will be able to receive the aircrafts all year round. Earlier, the landing was only possible in winter after the onset of the frost.
The new airfield was built near the Arctic Trefoil military base of the Russian Armed Forces. Personnel of the tactical group of the Northern Fleet are served on it.
The length of the commissioned runway is 2.5 kilometers and it is capable of receiving most of the aircrafts. Last week IL-76 transport aircrafts landed on it after fulfilling the high-altitude jump of the Russian paratroopers.
Despite the ongoing construction works, the runway is already in use. It’s length will be increased by another kilometer, which will allow it to receive all types of the aircraft, including heavy long-range bombers.