Kilpyavr (air base)

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IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Murmansk
Elevation AMSL 305 ft / 93 m
Coordinates 69°5′48″N 032°24′30″E / 69.09667°N 32.40833°E / 69.09667; 32.40833Coordinates: 69°5′48″N 032°24′30″E / 69.09667°N 32.40833°E / 69.09667; 32.40833
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Kilpyavr (Russian: Килпъявр or Килп-Явр, Finnish: Kilpijärvi. Also appearing in many different forms as Kilpajärvi, Kilp-Yavr, Kil'p-Yar, Kilp-Yar, Kilpyarvi) is a military air base in Murmansk Oblast, Russia located 30 km northwest of Murmansk. It is a small interceptor base operated by 941 IAP (941st Interceptor Aviation Regiment). Kilpyavr operated MiG-19, Su-9, and MiG-23M aircraft, and upgraded to Su-27 aircraft in 1985. Google Earth high-resolution satellite imagery dating to around March 2007 showed 37 interceptor aircraft on the tarmac.