Russia is moving fighters (and bombers) towards the North Pole.
In the meanwhile, the Russian Air Force has plans to base the aircraft at Tiksi airfield, located on Russia’s Arctic Ocean coast.
Indeed, according to RIA Novosti, reconstruction of the airport located in the Sakha Republic, will begin in 2015, with the first aircraft to be based there, along with tactical aircraft, by 2017.
Noteworthy, the MiG-31s will also be based at Anadyr, an airbase on Russia’s northeastern coast facing Alaska.
Previously MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors had already operated at the latitude of 82nd degree, showing the capability to intercept targets around the North Pole.