It became known about the plans for the deployment of Alexandra on a permanent aviation groupings. We are talking about fighter-bomber and tanker aircraft.
Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation quotes a statement by the commander of the North fleet - The Joint Strategic Command "North" of the Russian Federation of Vice Admiral Nikolai Evmenov:
Here the link "dryers" - Su-34 or MiG-31 fighters, as well as Il-78 tankers will be based. The island is building a year-round project year-round runway with 2,5 kilometers per 42 meters.
According to Vice-Admiral Evmenov, this will allow landing both the fighter link and the tanker aircraft. In addition, as Nikolai Evmenov put it, the presence of such an airfield "will allow to increase the arm" (that is, the range) in the Far North.