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Old December 9th, 2015   #76
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Some more news, a full air defense regiment has been created on Novaya Zemlya, with upgraded S-300s for equipment. This is a major step forward in terms of airspace control. This comes on top of earlier news that a new command and measurement ship is being worked on, possibly with requirements for deployments to the Arctic in mind. Overall the Arctic is getting less attention then it used to, but work is still proceeding steadily on deploying additional assets there.

«Новый зенитный ракетный полк ПВО заступил на дежурство в Арктике» в блоге «Армия и Флот» - Сделано у нас

Feanor I cannot work out why so many S-400 systems and S-300's are needed in the Arctic? What do they have in mind?

https://www.rt.com/news/325094-s-400-arctic-deployment/
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Feanor I cannot work out why so many S-400 systems and S-300's are needed in the Arctic? What do they have in mind?

https://www.rt.com/news/325094-s-400-arctic-deployment/
What do you mean "so many"? Each regiment is usually two btlns, and each btln is a single S-300/400 system. Consider the size of the Arctic territories, and you realize that the air defense density there is relatively low. Also the RT article likely refers to the exact same deployment as my link. One of the two sources got the type of system wrong.

RT likely got confused by the TASS announcement which talks about two S-400 regiments, one in Tiksi (been there for a while) and the other Novaya Zemlya. It's likely TASS is mistaken about the type of systems at Novaya Zemlya, they probably got S-300PMs from a unit that's been re-armed with the S-400.

http://eagle-rost.livejournal.com/582170.html

6 new and rebuilt Arctic bases have been completed and will begin accepting hundreds of personnel by New Year's.

Personal comment, hundreds isn't a lot, especially over 6 bases. Most of these bases are likely radar positions, with minimal airfield facilities, and possibly and air defense or anti-ship element.

http://eagle-rost.livejournal.com/582537.html
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They're definitely S-300PM with rather old launchers too. Here's a photoset from some ceremony or other, for the new regiment.

Новый З*П на Новой Земле - Добро пожаловать в журнал *остовского Орла
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The Russian Arctic construction suffers from corruption as I know
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What kind of corruption do you mean. And where is any info regarding this?
To be honest, it's generally safe to assume any large government construction contract in Russia involves corruption. Generally contracts get handed off to companies owned by a relative of some official, frequently the same official that hands out the contracts. Often there's graft or outright stealing of funds, materials, etc. There has been considerable scandal, for example, surrounding construction of the new spaceport Vostochniy. There have also been rumors of appalling working conditions, pay delays, and other problems. I would be surprised if there wasn't any corruption involved.
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Update.

Russia has submitted paperwork to the UN regarding Russian pretensions for territory in the Arctic.

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The TM-140 Arctic transport vehicle for the Russian Arctic Brigades.

žп‹‚н‹й об€азе† ‚€анспе€а Тœ140 в а€к‚и‡еском исполнении для œинис‚е€с‚ва обо€он‹ *оссии - bmpd

The Russian 80th Motor-Rifles Arctic Bde is practicing using dog and deer sleds, as well as snowmobiles and special transport vehicles.

œ‹ поедем м‹ пом‡имся На оленя…. ˜ собака…. А е‰е на снего…ода…. Ч‚о ‚ам в кад€е ес‚Œ е‰е ? - ‘е€лога ‘€онемедведа
"œ‹ поедем, м‹ пом‡имся..." - ”енис œок€ƒˆин

Large scale Russian projects in the Arctic are nearing completion.

*оссия заве€ˆае‚ возведение военной ин„€ас‚€ƒк‚ƒ€‹ в А€к‚ике | ’оенн‹й ин„о€ма‚о€

New Arctic uniforms for troops serving in the Arctic units.

А€к‚и‡еская „о€ма - ”енис œок€ƒˆин

At the Russian year-round station Mirniy in the Antarctic, flight ops have resumed. While it's not the Arctic, it's very similar to Russian actions there.

«’ Ан‚а€к‚иде о‚ꈋли €оссийский аэ€од€ом после 26-ле‚него пе€е€‹ва» в блоге «Авиа†ия» - Сделано ƒ нас
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An Arctic version of the Tor SAM is being worked on, the main difference being that it will be mounted on a DT-30 transporter. When coupled with the polar deployments of the S-300/400 family, this gives Russia some of the best airspace control in the Arctic.

Арктический вариант зенитного ракетного комплекса "Тор-М2" - bmpd
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A look at recent Arctic exercises by Russia. A company tactical group performed a capture and hold exercise on an Arctic island, it's a detachment from the 80th Motor-Rifles.

*отная тактическая группа 80-ой бригады высадились на Земле Франца-Иосифа - nortwolf_sam

Also combined coastal AShM and air-defense training took place. Note that the Rubezh AShM is quite old, and the Pantsyr while modern is only SHORAD. But given the difficulty of deploying significant assets to the Arctic it's quite likely that they will be adequate for present and near-future threats.

Учения ОСК СФ районе Новосибирских островов по защите островной зоны и морского побережья *оссии - nortwolf_sam
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