Alternate namesOlenegorsk, Olenogorsk, Olen'ya, Olenya
Location8 km E Olenegorsk
Coordinates68° 9.1' N 33° 27.9' E (68.1517,33.4650)
Elevation210 m (689 ft)
Runway18/36 3500x80 m (11483x262 ft) 019-199°T (CONC)

Comments and historyThis is the single most important strategic aviation base in the western Arctic, located 92 km south of Murmansk. It is a major bomber airfield with wide runways and taxiways. It has been operated by OGA (Arctic Control Group) to serve as a staging base for intercontinental bombers. It was home to 924 MRAP that flew Tu-95MS, Tu-22M, and Tu-16. An attack presence is provided by 88 OMAPIB, flying 31 MiG-27 and 9 MiG-23 aircraft in the early 1990s. The 967 ODRAP flew reconnaissance with the Tu-16R. Olenegorsk is headquarters for 5 MRAD and has served as a temporary summer facility for the Siaulyay Tu-126 AWACS airplane. Satellite imagery from 2003 showed numerous Tu-22 aircraft. Olenya is the name given on CAICA charts.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=68.1517,33.4650&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=68.1517,33.4650&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=68.1517,33.4650
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=68.1517,33.4650&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=68.1517,33.4650
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=68.1517&lon=33.4650&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=68.1517_N_33.4650_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC) (2004 edition)
Runway data: Google Earth
ICAO identifier assignment:

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