KAZAN, October 15. /TASS/. Interceptors MiG-31 and front-line attack aircraft will be based permanently at a Russian Arctic airfield in northernmost Yakutia’s location Tiksi starting from 2017, Air Force Commander Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev said.
“Reconstruction of the Tiksi airfield will compulsorily begin next year. A formation of front-line warplanes and interceptor fighters MiG-31 will be based at the airfield in 2017. MiG-31 will be also based at an airfield in (administrative center of the Russian Polar Chukotka autonomous area) Anadyr,” Bondarev said during a three-day inspection visit to Air Force facilities under construction.