Millerovo (air base)

Russian air base

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Millerovo
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Millerovo, Millerovsky District, Rostov Oblast in Russia
Millerovo is located in Rostov Oblast
Millerovo
Millerovo
Shown within Rostov Oblast, Russia
Millerovo is located in Russia
Millerovo
Millerovo
Millerovo (Russia)
Coordinates48°57′08″N 040°18′08″E / 48.95222°N 40.30222°E / 48.95222; 40.30222Coordinates: 48°57′08″N 040°18′08″E / 48.95222°N 40.30222°E / 48.95222; 40.30222
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRussian Air Force
Controlled by4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army
ConditionDamaged
Site history
In useUnknown - present
Battles/wars2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Airfield information
Runways
Direction Length and surface
08/26 2,976 metres (9,764 ft) Concrete

Millerovo is an air base in Millerovsky District, Rostov Oblast of the Russian Air Force as part of the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army, Southern Military District.

The base is home to the 31st Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment which has two squadrons of Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO: Flanker-H)[1][2]

2022 attack

On 25 February 2022 reports began circulating, alongside an amateur video showing burning military installations, that Millerovo Airbase had been attacked and damaged by two Tochka-U ballistic missiles launched from Ukraine in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and to prevent Russian forces from using the airbase to provide air support to Russian troops in Ukraine.[3] There has been no official confirmation from the Ukrainian or Russian armed forces regarding the attack on Millerovo air base.

References

  1. ^ "Russian Air Force today - Russian Southern Military District". Eastern Order of Battle. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  2. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. March 2022. p. 42.
  3. ^ "Russian airfield targeted by Ukrainian forces, geolocated social media video and images show". CNN. 25 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
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