Chindant

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Chindant
IATA: noneICAO: XIAG
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Borzya
Elevation AMSL 2,201 ft / 671 m
Coordinates 50°23′48″N 116°20′48″E / 50.39667°N 116.34667°E / 50.39667; 116.34667Coordinates: 50°23′48″N 116°20′48″E / 50.39667°N 116.34667°E / 50.39667; 116.34667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete


Chindant (also referred to as Borzya, Borzia, Borzyu, and Borzya Northwest) is an air base in Chita Oblast, Russia located 13 km west of Borzya. It is a simple fighter base with three areas of fighter revetments housing about 30 aircraft.

Units stationed at Chindant include:

  • 189 Gv APIB (189th Guards Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment) flying Su-17M3 aircraft around 1988. This regiment was subordinate to 23 OA (23rd Air Army, i.e. Trans-Baikal Air Army).
  • 101 ORAP (101st Independent Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment) flying Su-17M3R aircraft.