Τετάρτη, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

North - Север .. Πιο βόρεια δεν γίνεται - the island of Aleksandra

Στο νησί της "Αλεξάνδρας"  θα επαναλειτουργήσει η νέα Ρωσική βάση στην Αρκτική που θα εξοπλιστεί με SU34.
At the air base on the island of Aleksandra, in the archipelago of the Land of Francis Joseph, will be built permanent facilities to accommodate the bombers  Su-34. Within the set of measures that have been put into practice to enhance the Russian arctic is the refurbishment of the runway of the base on the island of Alexandra in the archipelago of the Land of Francis Joseph, so this can accomodate military transport aircrafts. 
The only track known in the area had 1700 m length but the information published these days indicate that now the runway has 2500 m which means that the have increased considerably

The "Arctic Trefoil" compound, located on 80th parallel north has been built using the latest technologies to prevent energy loss, Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday. The construction teams have paved the roads on the remote island and the main building is 97 percent complete, according to the officials. Once finished, the base would allow "comfortable accommodation and fulfilling of military duties for a group of 150 people," the ministry said on its website. 




The soldiers would be able to move between different sections of the base without going out to face the extreme cold. Winter temperatures dip to minus 47 degrees Celsius (-57 Fahrenheit) in the region. The military also constructed a fueling station on Alexandra Land, which would pump fuel from tankers and pass it to the compound. The 14,000 square meters (150,000 square feet) base should be able to function autonomously for a year and a half.

According to the representative of military Department, currently on the future of the airport is clearing and multilayer rolling snow in preparation for the receiving aircraft. Klimov added that the landing of military transport aircraft is complicated by hills and rocky surface of the island. So pilots at the moment will go to the airfield by driving to radio stations with the mandatory visual observation of the strip and only in normal weather conditions.On the island of Alexandra Land (since 1947) already existed the base of Arctic aviation Nagurski. Since 1950s and up until 2009 it was used as an airfield hop Long-range aviation of the air force. At the moment, the airbase is used by the aviation of the border guard service of the FSB.
A polar bear killed a Builder of military bases on the Land of Franz-Joseph

An employee of the company "Zapsibgazprom-Gasification" died in the attack the polar bear on the island Alexandra Land (archipelago of Franz Joseph). On 14 January reported press service of the national Park "Russian Arctic". "Fitter born in 1961 after a lunch break headed to the work site along the fuel depot, where he was attacked by a bear. The man walked alone, thereby violating the safety regulations and instructions with which he was acquainted", — stated in the message.























Franz Josef Land is a chain of islands between the Barents and Kara seas north of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Russia has maintained a border post there but the military presence was withdrawn in the 1990s. It returned last November, when the Northern Fleet dispatched air-defense contingents there. This year, Russia reopened a landing strip there equipped for large transport planes so it could deliver building materials. Russia has plans to build 13 aerodromes and six cantonments in the Arctic. Besides the Alexander Land project, building is under way in the village of Rogachyovo on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Sredny Island on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, Cape Schmidt, and Wrangel Island in Chukotka. A total of 57,700 tons of construction materials were delivered to these areas in the first half of the year.




































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