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Russia to Beef Up Arctic Air Defense
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Russia to Beef Up Arctic Air Defense

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces are working hard to secure their country’s frontiers in the Arctic by deploying a fully automatic radar station and additional air defense systems, a top Air Force commander said on Saturday.
“Of course we are going to build up … our forces there with a radar and flight control area and active missile air defense systems too,” Major General Sergei Babakov told Russian News Service radio, Sputnik reported.
In the past few years, Russia has been actively developing its northern territories, engaging in oil and gas extraction, and exploring the Northern Sea Route, which is now seen as an alternative to traditional links between Europe and Asia.
In the Arctic region, Russia has already deployed air defense missile and artillery systems. The Defense Ministry also plans to deploy MiG-31 interceptor aircraft to protect Russian vessels sailing along the Northern Sea Route.
“We have already placed Pantsir systems (in the Arctic). The deployment of MiG-31 on Russia’s Arctic airfields is planned,” Major General Kirill Makarov, Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces’ deputy chief, said in April.

 

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