In Salekhard it is planned to form a light arctic brigade
16:03 3 февраля 2017
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New formations in the operational-strategic command “Sever” (North) are being formed for protection of northern and arctic borders of the country. The first arctic 80th motorized rifle brigade was formed in Alakurtti, the Kola Peninsula.
It is planned to form the same light arctic brigade in Salekhard. Aerodromes are being restored and reconstructed, and radiolocation field is being perfected around the whole North of the country. Ultra-modern military towns with tactical groups that include a radar locator, an anti-aircraft missile and gun system “Pantsir” and an air defense missile weapon system S-300PM are being placed on arctic islands.
Divisions will work in the North together with brigades. They will be officially called divisions of coastal defense, as 39rus.org informs. Motorized rifle divisions with staff adapted to northern conditions are being formed now. They will include smaller number of tanks, heavy machinery, but bigger amount of arctic reconnaissance and means of air defense. One such division is being formed in Chukotka. It will protect the border with the USA. Other division of coastal defense will appear on the Kola Peninsula. It is being formed on the base of the 200th independent motorized rifle brigade at Pechenga.