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Arctic

Russian radar locators, fighter jets to be deployed in the Arctic – Defense Ministry
New radar locators are being set up on islands in the Arctic Ocean, with fighter jets soon to be deployed in the northern region as well, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday.

20.06.2015 18:39

Russian military deploys surveillance drones in Arctic
Russian military drones have begun making reconnaissance and monitoring flights in the Arctic. The vehicles, with a range of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles), are able to transmit video to operators in both day and nighttime conditions.

17.06.2015 13:45

Russian PM orders plan to increase Northern Sea Route capacity by 20 times
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order for the development of the Northern Sea Route through the Arctic. The aim is to increase capacity from the current 4 million to 80 million tons in the next 15 years.

08.06.2015 13:02

‘Shell no!’ Seattle kayaktivist fleet protests Arctic drilling (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Hundreds of environmental activists have launched a fleet of kayaks, canoes and other small boats in Seattle’s Elliott Bay, where the Royal Dutch Shell recently docked its massive oil rig set to resume exploration and drilling of Alaska this summer.

16.05.2015 21:08

Seattle mayor snubs Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling fleet
Local officials are trying to stop Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling fleet from docking at Seattle’s harbor for the summer, saying that current arrangements go against the port terminal’s land-use permit. Shell has multiple ships and oil rigs en route.

04.05.2015 22:04

Russia to deploy military drones to monitor Arctic
Russian drones will start monitoring the situation in the Arctic as well as on a part of the Northern Sea Route starting May 1, authorities announced. The vehicles can be used in navigation as well as in search and rescue missions.

23.04.2015 11:29

1st mass-produced floating nuclear plant to power Russian Arctic in 2016
​Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says the first floating nuclear power plant built for use in the Arctic will be ready by October 2016.

21.04.2015 14:49

‘Inexplicable and absurd’ – Russia blasts Norway’s overreaction on official Svalbard visit
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said the recent visit to Svalbard by deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin was fully within the norms of international law and the spirit of Arctic partnership that Norway has consistently demonstrated so far.

20.04.2015 11:03

North Pole-2015: Russia launches drifting Arctic station
Russia has inaugurated the North Pole-2015, a new scientific drifting station designed to maintain the presence of Russian researchers in the Arctic Ocean for months.

19.04.2015 04:41

Military boost: US to urge Canada to upgrade Arctic missile sensors
The US military is planning to ask the Canadian government to upgrade missile sensors in the Arctic, in order to improve detection of different types of missiles, according to a senior US defense official.

09.04.2015 23:04

Russian paratroopers make history by landing on drifting Arctic iceberg (VIDEO)
Russian paratroopers successfully landed on a drifting block of ice in the Arctic Ocean for the first time in history, Russia's Defense Ministry reported. The troopers also carried freight containers to set up base in direct proximity to the North Pole.

08.04.2015 21:26

Russia develops Arctic quadcopter to detect oil pollution, measure thickness of ice
Russian scientists have developed a flying robot specifically designed to work on Arctic research missions. The vehicle can measure the thickness of ice to help icebreakers, as well as detect oil pollution.

08.04.2015 13:21