Moscow to rearm ALL Northern Fleet units with S-400s to create anti-missile DOME over Russian Arctic
Russian anti-aircraft missile forces and radio-technical troops stationed in the Arctic are going through a comprehensive rearmament process, which will see Russia’s most advanced long-range air defense missile system being delivered to them, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, the commander of Russia's Northern Fleet, said on Sunday.Also on rt.com Cold steel: Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile ‘completes its first ARCTIC test’
All Russian military units in the region are set to be equipped with S-400s “over the coming years," he noted. The build-up will protect the Russian part of the Arctic with what Moiseev called “a de facto anti-missile dome,” effectively impenetrable for any type of weaponry, including enemy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles.
Russia has been boosting its military presence in the Arctic in recent years, building and repairing bases and airfields, as well as deploying its newest hardware and holding drills in response to increased military activity by Western nations in the resource-rich region, which has gained strategic importance due to its vast resources and geographic position.Also on rt.com Russian marines heat up the Arctic with large-scale exercise (VIDEO)
The share of new technology and weaponry deployed with the Russian troops in the Arctic currently amounts to about 60 percent, Moiseev said.
In September, Russia deployed S-400 air defense systems to the Yuzhny Island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in northern Russia, further expanding the airspace under its control.
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