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NAV Novofedorivka

Last modified: 17 Jan 2021, submitted by: Joker

Country: Ukraine    Region: .

Latitude: 45° 5' 48" N     Longitude: 33° 35' 38" E

Area use / Military Branches: TAKEN OVER BY RUS TROOPS


Novofedorivka; a former Ukrainian airbase currently completely taken over and occupied by Russian forces.
Formerly a Soviet naval aviation (Black Sea fleet) base and home to the only Soviet aircraft carrier landing trainer and test site, the Nazyemniy Ispitateiniy Treynirovochniy Kompleks Aviatsii (NITKA), with arresting gear and a ski-jump ramp with is a full-sized replica of the bow of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
During the 2008 South Ossetia War, the Ukrainian president stopped Russian pilots from using the carrier training facilities being terminated in 2010.
In 2014 unknown rogue forces in green uniforms without ranks or any other markings (in fact Spetznaz assault troops) completely took over this base.

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