Defence & Security News - Russia
|Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:59 PM|
|Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year.|
Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic region this year, while next year it will be ready “to meet unwanted guests” both from the north and from the east, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He said Russia was expanding military presence in the Arctic region, building infrastructure on its islands.
Russian soldiers at military exercise in the Arctic region.
The minister told a session of the Defense Ministry’s Public Council that restoration of airfields was launched recently at the Novosibirsk Islands and on Franz Josef Land, airfields were being reconstructed in Tiksi, Naryan-Mar, Alykel, Vorkuta, Anadyr and Rogachevo, to defend national interests in the region.