The air defense system and airports are being restored in the Arctic
15:33 4 июля 2014
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The Ministry for defense takes measures on strengthening of control over the arctic air frontier.
The Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) should complete construction of air defense points and points of combat aircraft targeting on the coastline of the Arctic Ocean till October of 2015. The talk is about construction of 5 stationary objects of radiolocation and points of aircraft targeting – on Sredny Island of the archipelago Severnaya Zemlya, Alexandra Land of the archipelago Franz Joseph Land, Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt on Chukotka and the settlement Rogachyovo on Yuzhny Island of the archipelago Novaya Zemlya.
In the opinion of experts, strengthening of control over air traffic in the region is connected with geopolitical situation and active development of the arctic shelf. According to the information of a representative of the Committee on defense of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Tetyotkin given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press», the higher military authorities of Russia precisely understand that it needs to protect northern borders of the country. If to take to an account that a considerable part of the Northern Sea Route goes near coasts of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, this issue is very important for Yamal. Armed forces are coming back to Polar Regions. With no doubts, it is necessary, as he notes.
Also he explains that accommodation of the Arctic brigade in Yamal, according to the official information, will start in 2016.