Sredny Ostrov is a military airfield in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia located 893 km north of Khatanga. It is an ice airfield used as an alternate field for Tu-95 (Bear) bombers in the Arctic. It was built in the late 1950s as a staging base for Soviet bombers to reach the United States, and was maintained by OGA (Arctic Control Group), which was a caretaker agency for strategic facilities in the Arctic. In March 1979 2 Tu-128 (Fiddler) aircraft were based here. The airfield is believed to be operational, operated by Frontier Guards (FSB) and capable of servicing An-26 and An-72 aircraft (it was in use as of January 2000, when an expedition bound for the North Pole recorded being flown there from Khatanga).