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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:14 am

    kvs wrote:

    http://portnews.ru/news/198061/

    The O-14 well extends 13.5 km deep and then follows a horizontal line for another 12 km.

    Yeah, Russia badly needs western technology.   It is just so far, far behind the west.   //sarc

    But its said that it used ExxonMobil drilling technology combined with their own. But with that being said the deepest drilling operation in history was done with Soviet technology in 1981 (Kola Superdeep Borehole), so even without Exxon's drilling technology, the Russian side with a little time likely would of produced their own tech for the operation.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  kvs on Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:59 am

    The critical thing is to have funding for research and development. This dried up during the 1990s and has recently
    become normal again. Using Exxon tech is the optimal solution to compensate for the gap. But I really do not see
    where there are any development gaps today. Russian industry has assimilated all the essentials: maximal contact
    drilling, 3D seismic tomography, etc. Soviet drilling tech (e.g. lubricated hydraulic drive diamond drill heads) was advanced already.

    http://www.damninteresting.com/the-deepest-hole/

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:02 am

    Could prove to be a significant development regarding Arctic drilling...

    Russia To Power Arctic Drilling With Floating Nuclear Reactors
    http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Nuclear-Power/Russia-To-Power-Arctic-Drilling-With-Floating-Nuclear-Reactors.html

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Cyberspec on Mon May 04, 2015 2:25 am

    An Il-76 carries out a first landing onto an Arctic airfield
    (one of the islands of Franz Josef Land archipelago)




    Although the term air "field" can only apply loosely here since there is no field there, only snow-covered ice.
    The aircraft delivered 80 people and three tons of equipment for developing infrastructure on the archipelago.

    http://vlad-radoff.livejournal.com/1026692.html

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Cyberspec on Thu May 14, 2015 8:07 am

    Spetsstroy Arctic

    Spetsstroy (military construction company) has increased the pace of construction in the polar regions....


    Typical project autonomous Arctic military camp





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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  DTA on Fri May 15, 2015 11:50 am

    Baltica icebreaker

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Fri May 15, 2015 9:03 pm

    Russia’s military infrastructure on Cape Schmidt, Wrangel Island to be built by late 2015

    To protect Russia’s interests in the Arctic, the Joint Strategic Command was formed in 2014 in the polar zone on the basis of the Northern Fleet

    KHABAROVSK, May 15. /TASS/. The development of the military towns’ infrastructure on Cape Schmidt and Wrangel Island in the Arctic zone of Russia’s Eastern Military District will be completed in 2015, the military district spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said on Friday.

    "The second phase of military facilities’ construction has started in the military camps of the Arctic zone during which it is planned to complete the infrastructure development on Cape Schmidt and Wrangel Island - equipping of the combat duty positions and life support systems will be completed. It is also planned to restore the airfield on Cape Schmidt," the spokesman said. According to him, construction equipment and building materials have already been unloaded in the area of Bukhta Rodzhersa Bay on Wrangel Island and Vostochnaya Bay on Cape Schmidt.

    To protect Russia’s interests in the Arctic, the Joint Strategic Command was formed in 2014 in the polar zone on the basis of the Northern Fleet. Force groupings, combined in the Joint Task Force, have already been formed on the Novaya Zemlya, New Siberian Islands, Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt. The "North" Joint Strategic Command responsibility area includes the North Pole. The Defence Ministry is building a total of 6 military towns in the Arctic, including on the Chukchi Sea coast and in the area of the Amderma settlement, which will make it possible to control the Northern Sea Route. Head of the Russian National Defence Control Centre Mikhail Mizintsev said previously that Russia is building in the Arctic 13 airfields, 1 aviation range and 10 positions of radar units and air guidance stations.

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said previously that the formation of the Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command has enhanced security in the Arctic, promoting modernisation of military infrastructure in this important for Russia region.

    The Arctic Joint Strategic Command was launched on December 1, 2014. It was formed on the basis of the Northern Fleet. A Russian Defence Ministry source told TASS previously that a self-sufficient troops group would be formed in the region by 2018. It will comprise, in particular, an air force and antiaircraft defence army the creation of which was announced by Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov. In addition, two separate motorised infantry brigades are being formed. The new command, based on the Northern Fleet and headquartered at Severomorsk, will acquire military, naval surface and strategic nuclear subsurface, air force and aerospace defence units, assets, and bases transferred from Russia's Western, Central, and Southern (but not Eastern) Military Districts, with which it will, importantly, be on a par. The creation of the new command was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 24 November. The Northern Fleet will be absorbed in its entirety into the command, together with substantial elements of the 1st Air Force and Air Defence Command.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:43 pm

    New radar sets thumbsup

    Russia deploys new radars in the Arctic

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:46 pm

    Pentagon Expands Military Capabilities in Arctic Mad


    A Government Accountability Office report says that the US Department of Defense is stepping up its military capabilities for increased activities in the Arctic Ocean region.


    [The Department of Defense] has taken actions, along with interagency partners, to address some near-term capabilities needed in the Arctic, such as maritime domain awareness and communications,” the report, released on Friday, said.

    The report outlines the increased military deployments in terms of their missions capabilities.

    “[The Department of Defense] continues to monitor the security environment in the region and is tracking indicators that could change its threat assessment and affect [its] future role,” the report said.

    The GAO noted that the Defense Department’s Implementation Plan to the National Strategy for the Arctic Region created a framework and identified activities to address many of the needed capabilities.

    “[A]s the lead agency for Arctic sea ice forecasting, [the Defense Department] has established an interagency team to focus on improved sea ice modeling,” the report stated.

    The GAO explained that the US Navy's Arctic Roadmap document includes “an implementation plan and timeline for operations and training, facilities, equipment, and maritime domain awareness, among other capabilities.”

    Moreover, the US Northern Command is updating the Commander's Estimate for the Arctic with “near-, mid- and long-term goals,” the report noted.
    The Northern Command is also “conducting studies of various Arctic mission areas, such as maritime homeland defense and undersea surveillance, to identify future capability needs,” it said.

    The Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress and investigates how the US federal government spends taxpayer dollars.


    http://sputniknews.com/military/20150620/1023614034.html#ixzz3ddZe5Ml7

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  kvs on Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:39 am

    max steel wrote: Pentagon Expands Military Capabilities in Arctic   Mad


    A Government Accountability Office report says that the US Department of Defense is stepping up its military capabilities for increased activities in the Arctic Ocean region.


    [The Department of Defense] has taken actions, along with interagency partners, to address some near-term capabilities needed in the Arctic, such as maritime domain awareness and communications,” the report, released on Friday, said.

    The report outlines the increased military deployments in terms of their missions capabilities.

    “[The Department of Defense] continues to monitor the security environment in the region and is tracking indicators that could change its threat assessment and affect [its] future role,” the report said.

    The GAO noted that the Defense Department’s Implementation Plan to the National Strategy for the Arctic Region created a framework and identified activities to address many of the needed capabilities.

    “[A]s the lead agency for Arctic sea ice forecasting, [the Defense Department] has established an interagency team to focus on improved sea ice modeling,” the report stated.

    The GAO explained that the US Navy's Arctic Roadmap document includes “an implementation plan and timeline for operations and training, facilities, equipment, and maritime domain awareness, among other capabilities.”

    Moreover, the US Northern Command is updating the Commander's Estimate for the Arctic with “near-, mid- and long-term goals,” the report noted.
    The Northern Command is also “conducting studies of various Arctic mission areas, such as maritime homeland defense and undersea surveillance, to identify future capability needs,” it said.

    The Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress and investigates how the US federal government spends taxpayer dollars.


    http://sputniknews.com/military/20150620/1023614034.html#ixzz3ddZe5Ml7

    Oh my, they expanded their communications in the Arctic. What an epic accomplishment. How many bases did they build? None.

    This story is about the US regime staging yap theater about how it is "countering the Russian threat". Russia is the one being threatened
    by the US and its minions. You will note how in none of the western media reports on the Arctic oil reserves is the fact that that over
    80% of them are within Russia's EEZ is ever mentioned. And I am using the US Geological Survey report as the reference. The sedimentary
    rock shelf off Siberia is where the oil and gas deposits are and not in the metamorphosed sedimentary rock spanning most of the Arctic
    Ocean basin. Aside from the Beaufort Sea area both the US and Canada have no oil and gas reserves in the Arctic (due to geology). But
    you would think that Russia is claiming "their" oil and gas.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:31 pm

    New BMD-4M may be used for landing in the Arctic

    The latest fighting vehicle BMD-4M, which will go into service of the Russian Airborne Troops, can be used for landing in the Arctic, Deputy Commander of the Airborne Troops, Lieutenant-General Alexey Ragozin said on Thursday.

    “I think that our reliable machine (BMD-4M) will get its landing equipment, and in the future it will certainly be able to be used for landing in the area of the central Arctic,” Rogozin said.

    In May 2015, the commander of the Russian Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov said that public testing of BMD-4M has been completed. According to him, in 2015 the Airborne Troops will get more than 30 of these machines.


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  DTA on Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:27 pm

    research expedition Kara-Zima 2015 , special report


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    http://se.sputniknews.com/foto/20150617/320664.html

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:37 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Russian Air Force: Russia will strengthen the air defense system in the Arctic

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:34 pm

    Russia to Double Military Troops on Novaya Zemlya in Arctic by 2020

    Russian troop grouping on Novaya Zemlya Island will be doubled by 2020, according to the statement of source.Russia will double its military might on its Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic by 2020, a source in the Russian military told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

    "Today, an increase in Arctic groupings of troops and equipment is underway in Russia’s Central Range [on Novaya Zemlya] and according to our plans, troop groupings will be doubled by 2020," the source said

    The Arctic is considered to be a major source of hydrocarbons, minerals, fresh water and fish. The region's resources are a matter of interest for countries bordering the area, including Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark.

    In 2013, Moscow announced a strategy to increase its presence in the Arctic and to boost the region's development by 2020. Since then, Russia has been particularly active in exploring opportunities in the region.

    In December 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a revised military doctrine for the country, under which it is planned to build a unified network of military facilities in Russia's Arctic territories to host troops, warships and aircraft, as part of an effort to strengthen border defense in the region.


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    US Coast Guard chief: We are 'not even in the same league as Russia' in the Arctic


    Moscow has undertaken a construction blitz across the Arctic to establish military superiority in the region. Russia is constructing ten Arctic search-and-rescue stations, 16 deepwater ports, 13 airfields, and ten air-defense radar stations across its Arctic coast. russia respekt





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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  franco on Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:41 pm

    80th Motor Rifle Brigade (Arctic) deploys units to Norl'isk area for training exercises. This deployment is about a third of the distance across Russia from their home base in Alakurtti.
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1422245.html

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:16 pm

    Arctic armored “Toros” can be equipped with thermal imager and learn to resist “Javelin”

    The fighting vehicle of fire support and maintenance “Toros” created in Murom, which has a chance to enter the Russian Arctic arms brigades, may become even deadlier.

    Presented at the International Forum “Army 2015″ sample was equipped with a combined sight TKN-4GA. In the “day” mode it can be used to detect targets at ranges up to 5,500 m, and at night – up to 1500 m.

    The sight TKN-4GA-03 enhances the range of parameters of vision and precise shooting object 1.5-2 times with respect to the serial products, regardless of ambient light level, time of day, season and weather conditions, the characteristics of the combat situation on the ground, using only passive mode.




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    Arctic brigade of the Northern Fleet received first batch of ATVs

    The first batch of seven army ATV AM-1 entered into service at Arctic Motorized Brigade of the Northern Fleet. After receiving the new technology experts of the compounds produced its assembly and run-in, the press service of the Northern Fleet said.

    The contract servicemen, who have considerable experience of operating motor vehicles and driver’s license appropriate category, will manage army ATV.
    Such mobile appliances with high cross are intended for conducting reconnaissance and patrol operations, offshore and search and rescue operations in different environments, including the Arctic ones. Last year, two ATVs were tested in the polar latitudes on the island and peninsula Boiler fishing.


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:29 pm


    A year ago it was just a tiny scale model.... they grow up so fast lol1



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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:13 pm

    Russian Arctic shelf recoverable reserves reach 447 Mt of oil, 10 trillion cub m. of gas

    Russian scientific expedition has made some 20 geographical discoveries near the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya archipelagos in Russia’s Arctic

    Russian military collect 3,600 tons of metal scrap during Arctic islands cleanup

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:07 am

    Russia intensifies construction of military facilities in Arctic

    The projects are implemented on the Franz Josef Land archipelago, the Novaya Zemlya, the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago, on the Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt (Chukotka) and on the New Siberian Islands

    MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. The Russian Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) has increased to 1,500 the number of engineers working on the construction of Defense Ministry’s facilities in the Arctic, says Spetsstroy’s report received by TASS on Tuesday. According to the report, about 13 government contracts on the construction of military garrisons and airfields are being implemented.

    The projects are implemented on Alexandra Land (Franz Josef Land archipelago), in the Rogachevo settlement (the Novaya Zemlya), on Sredny Island (the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago) on Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt (Chukotka) and on Kotelny Island (the New Siberian Islands). As many as 57,700 tonnes of construction materials were delivered there in the first half of the year, and 24,200 more tonnes of cargo have been prepared at ports for dispatch.

    "Currently, 1,490 workers with 337 equipment units are engaged in the construction of Spetsstroy’s facilities in the Russian Arctic zone. An additional group of 105 highly skilled workers and engineering staff will arrive at the islands soon," Spetsstroy reported. "The work is going non-stop and in two or three shifts during the polar night."

    In mid-September, Russian Northern Fleet’s Arctic brigade units landed on the Kotelny Island. They started to build a base camp. A total of 230 troops and 30 tracked vehicles were dispatched to the island. The next step will be the development of new territories: a scientific research expedition of military hydrographers in the waters near the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya has found nine previously unknown islands in the Borzova, Sedova, Vilkitskogo and Glazova gulfs.

    Before the 1990s, Russia had a developed airfield infrastructure in the Arctic. The Defense Ministry is now actively restoring these Soviet airbases. The Temp strategic airfield on the Kotelny Island has been restored first, and now - airstrips in Tiksi, Naryan-Mar, Alykel, Anadyr Rogachev, Nagurskoe and bomber base of the Northern Fleet on the Kola Peninsula are being developed. The Russian Air Force and aerospace defense force groupings are being expanded in the Arctic. According to Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev, "normal regiments and full divisions will be deployed there."

    In 2014, President Vladimir Putin included the defense of the country’s Arctic borders in the list of the main tasks of the Armed Forces. To this end, the Arctic Joint Strategic Command North was established in 2014 by the Russian military on the basis of the Northern Fleet, then it was reinforced with manpower and hardware from the Western, Central and Eastern Military Districts stationed in circumpolar areas. Russia is also in the process of building of 10 airfields and 13 air-defense radar stations in the New Siberian Islands, Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya and other points of Russian Arctic. The ground element of the command will incorporate two Arctic motorised infantry brigades, Air Defense forces consisting of Pantsir-S1 missile and other systems, and the Northern Fleet will become its main striking force. Furthermore, by 2017 the Tiksi airport complex will be operational, and it will be garrisoned with upgraded MiG-31 interceptors.


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:28 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    The latest Russian radar early warning system laid down in the Arctic, said the FSI Russian

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:20 am

    Arctic Militarization ‘Moot Point’ - NORAD Commander

    US head of Northern Command and Commander of NORAD Admiral William Gortney said that the Arctic has already been militarized by both the United States and Russia as an area of mutual strategic interest.

    The Arctic has already been militarized by both the United States and Russia as an area of mutual strategic interest, US head of Northern Command and Commander of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Admiral William Gortney said.

    "I think we already have militarized the Arctic," Gortney stated at the Atlantic Council on Wednesday.

    Responding to a question on Russian military activity in the region, Gortney said the issue of militarizing the Arctic "is a moot point."
    Gortney, who is also the Department of Defense’s chief advocate for the Arctic, noted that both the United States and Russia have ballistic missile submarines already patrolling the Arctic.

    It is possible, however, for the Arctic became a "flash point" of conflict, Gortney said.

    NORAD is tasked with controlling the aerospace warning systems to defend the North American continent. The warning system includes detection and validation of attacks by aircraft and missiles from space.

    Northern Command is charged with overseeing land, air and sea-based security with other national partners on the North American continent.




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    U.S. Is Playing Catch-Up With Russia in Scramble for the Arctic






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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:58 pm

    Discovery of new Arctic islands adds territory of five Monaco principalities to Russia


    Russian expedition discovers new lands in Arctic

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:13 am

    Similar news, in English, from RT

    https://www.rt.com/news/318427-arctic-science-russia-expedition/

    As if Russia weren’t already the biggest country in the world, it now appears to have added some land. No, no referendum has been held this time – a Russian Arctic naval expedition has discovered nine new (uninhabited) islands and islets.

    A total of some 10 square kilometers has been added. That’s five Monacos or 20 Vaticans.

    The biggest island discovered is 2 kilometers in length and 600 meters across – 26 times bigger than the latest island found in the Arctic, a Russian Northern Fleet official said, according to TASS news agency.

    Altogether, the 41-day scientific naval expedition discovered nine islands and islets, five straits, seven capes and four harbors. The ships Senezh and Plashkout covered about 10,000 kilometers.

    It became possible to discover new geographical territories in the well-explored Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya archipelagos due to the warming of the Arctic, which is causing the ice to melt. Many glaciers are retreating, revealing new islands which were earlier hidden. Glaciers have retreated on average by 2-5 kilometers since 1952, scientists say.

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    Post  max steel on Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:36 pm

    Siberian scientists design drone for extreme Arctic climate

    The unmanned aeral vehicle can operate at temperatures ranging from minus 40 to plus 45 degrees Celcius.Scientists of the Omsk State Technical University have created an unmanned aircraft for the work in the extreme conditions of the Arctic region, head of the university’s Experimental Design Bureau Small Unmanned Vehicles Pavel Pogarsky told TASS on Tuesday.

    "This is the third generation of UAVs, which can operate in temperatures ranging from minus 40 to plus 45 degrees with wind up to 15 meters per second, in rain and snow," Pogarsky said. Its operating range grew to 100 kilometers, flight time is 3,5 hours, flight ceiling is 5,000 meters and speed is 120 kilometers per hour.



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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  max steel on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:26 am

    Russian Military in Arctic to Get Permafrost-Resistant Office Equipment

    The Russian military will receive office equipment that is resistant to Arctic permafrost and other adverse conditions associated with sea and field missions, the equipment manufacturer said Wednesday.

    The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), a part of the Rostec state technologies corporation, designed a color scanner and a thermal printer that function in extreme conditions and even upside down.

    "This equipment can work steadily at temperatures between —40 and +50 Celsius and humidity as high as 95 percent, while thermal printing ensures high quality of texts and images printed in frosty weather with minimum material consumption," UIMC Innovative Development Department Director Alexander Kalinin told RIA Novosti.

    Kalinin stated that UIMC-made office equipment provides best results when working in the open air, on wheeled or tracked vehicles, at sea and in combat.

    Two years ago, Russia unveiled a strategy to boost its presence in the Arctic, an area believed to hold huge oil and natural gas reserves. Russia has been identifying deposits within its offshore border areas, as have the United States, Canada, Norway and Denmark.

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