Russia strengthens military forces in the Arctic and deploys the second air defense Division

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 Russia strengthens military forces in the Arctic and deploys the second air defense Division


Sauigu said at the Ministry of defense meeting that day that Russia has deployed a second air defense division in the Arctic region. By the end of this year, Russias Northern Fleet will have four new ships in service, and will receive more than 180 new weapons and equipment that can adapt to the harsh operational environment of the Arctic.

Sauigu said that Russias northern waterway has always been protected by the stability of the Russian army. The Russian Northern Fleet, together with the air force, the Marine Corps and the special operations forces, has been practicing how to better protect Russias important facilities and economic interests in the Arctic region.

Sauigu pointed out that consolidating Russias military strength in the Arctic region is one of the top tasks of Russias Ministry of defense. Russia has complete military infrastructure in the Arctic region, and some islands in the Arctic region have world-class military and living facilities to ensure that the Russian army can carry out 24-hour combat duty.

In order to strengthen Russias military presence in the Arctic, Russia established the first air defense division in the Arctic based on the air defense forces of the Northern Fleet in 2018.

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