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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Stiangul on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:35 am

    So they do drills and training during the summer?!

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:47 am

    They are only just formed but they are based in the arctic and I am sure they will have to do their jobs 24/7 and all year round.

    Summer months should be easier, but they will likely train to operate in all conditions..


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:54 pm

    Russian Only Arctic Division's Training in Pictures

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:56 pm

    Russia equiping its Artic brigades ... thumbsup

    2015Arctic motorized infantry brigade get-terrain vehicles

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:43 am

    80th independent motorifle (arctic) brigade received combat bannner


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:14 pm

    Despite sanctions, both German and Finnish partners continue to build Russia’s Far Eastern shipyard for Arctic oil exploration ships.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:46 am

    They've started ringing the alarm bells...

    Russia's Arctic pivot is a massive military undertaking
    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/russias-arctic-pivot-is-a-massive-military-undertaking-2015-3

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:27 am

    Cyberspec wrote:They've started ringing the alarm bells...

    Russia's Arctic pivot is a massive military undertaking
    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/russias-arctic-pivot-is-a-massive-military-undertaking-2015-3

    What they're really trying to say is "Russia is not even allowed to have a organized military, even on it's own territory."

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  kvs on Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:28 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:They've started ringing the alarm bells...

    Russia's Arctic pivot is a massive military undertaking
    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/russias-arctic-pivot-is-a-massive-military-undertaking-2015-3

    What they're really trying to say is "Russia is not even allowed to have a organized military, even on it's own territory."

    The key part is the reference to Russian "claims" on the Arctic. Thanks to geology, Russia has basically all of the fossil fuel
    deposits in the Artic basin outside of the Beaufort and Alaskan shelf. Even the USGS map of the potential deposits puts
    most of them in Russia's EEZ. So Russia does not need to make any "claims". It is trying to make sure that NATO does
    not grab these resources by force in the near future.

    How would NATO grab them. Well, it could grab Russian islands in the Arctic based on various pretexts. It could also
    just ignore the concept of the EEZ because being a pack of imperial crusaders for NATO, might makes right especially since
    the angels are on their side.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:46 am

    kvs wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:They've started ringing the alarm bells...

    Russia's Arctic pivot is a massive military undertaking
    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/russias-arctic-pivot-is-a-massive-military-undertaking-2015-3

    What they're really trying to say is "Russia is not even allowed to have a organized military, even on it's own territory."

    The key part is the reference to Russian "claims" on the Arctic.  Thanks to geology, Russia has basically all of the fossil fuel
    deposits in the Artic basin outside of the Beaufort and Alaskan shelf.   Even the USGS map of the potential deposits puts
    most of them in Russia's EEZ.   So Russia does not need to make any "claims".   It is trying to make sure that NATO does
    not grab these resources by force in the near future.  

    How would NATO grab them.  Well, it could grab Russian islands in the Arctic based on various pretexts.  It could also
    just ignore the concept of the EEZ because being a pack of imperial crusaders for NATO, might makes right especially since
    the angels are on their side.

    The U.S. has the absolute advantage as far as naval assets goes (of course Russia has the land advantage which is superior than the naval advantage), however the naval assets needed to dominate the Arctic, the U.S. Navy surely lacks, and that's icebreakers. The U.S. Navy has 4 icebreakers, while Russia has 40, thats exactly 10 times the amount the U.S. Navy has. However with that being said both sides could potentially have more icebreakers in the hands of private industries.

    US ‘woefully behind’ in Arctic – Alaska senator

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Kyo on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:54 pm

    Massive surprise drills launched in Arctic on Putin's orders

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:04 pm

    Kyo wrote:Massive surprise drills launched in Arctic on Putin's orders
    Just Putins way of saying, I'm back!!

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Kyo on Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:30 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    Kyo wrote:Massive surprise drills launched in Arctic on Putin's orders
    Just Putins way of saying, I'm back!!

    That's it!! The man's got the MSM on a fishing line!

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:20 am

    Snowmobile TTM-1901 to enter service this year



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    http://www.military-informant.com/news/8427-v-rossii-razrabotan-unikalnyj-snegokhod-ttm-1901-dlya-arkticheskikh-podrazdelenij.html

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:32 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:Snowmobile TTM-1901 to enter service this year



    Source:
    http://www.military-informant.com/news/8427-v-rossii-razrabotan-unikalnyj-snegokhod-ttm-1901-dlya-arkticheskikh-podrazdelenij.html

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    The hell, looks like it needs more armor not sure if that windshield's even bulletproof, room for more soldiers and where's the turret?? Suspect scratch

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:04 am

    Think mobility, not something you would ride right into enemy positions on.


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Regular on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:43 am

    http://transport-ttm.com/en/production/ttm3/?ItemID=1305
    Here is other vehicle that company makes. I bet it will fit there nicely

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:23 pm

    With the Northern Fleet and the 200th IMRB under the new Arctic command, I think it will operatew on a year-round basis.

    Having said that, the trainings will be completely different because of the seasons but the new Arctic command will have a huge responsibility for the future of Russia in the Arctic; protect the investments in oil, minerals and natural resources.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:35 am

    Russian Ministry of Defense adopted for arctic army units tracked transporters  DT 3RM after a series of field trials

    Name: DT-3PM
    Type: two-tier tracked transporter
    Year of adopting: 2015


    The Ministry of Defence is planning to adopt a range of light articulated tracked transporters DT-3.
    It will include an option for motorized infantry armored branch DT 3RM, unarmoured DT-4P and a special chassis.

    Specifications:

       Vehicle weight is 11 tonnes;
       Carrying capacity of 3 tons;
       Number of seats in the cabin (first link) 5;
       Number of seats in the cabin (second link) 12;
       Land transportation speed of 50 km / h;
       Speed ​​afloat 5-6 km / h;
       Engine power 240 hp .;
       Cruising range of 800 km;
       Dimensions (LxWxH mm): 9000-2300-2600

    http://www.military-informant.com/army/bmp/8601-dt-3pm-dvukhzvennyj-gusenichnyj-transporter.html

    ...

    Also, sounds like work is being carried out on armoured versions of the DT-10 and DT-30 as well as some (as yet unnamed) wheelled vehicle

    Russia's Defense Ministry has taken on the supply of snowmobiles and ATVs that have been tested in arctic conditions.

    "Russian Defense Ministry accepted to supply units Arctic military snowmobiles and ATVs that have been tested in late 2014," - said the deputy defence minister.

    According to him, the Army completed acceptance testing of a snowmobile equipped with a heated cabin, and preliminary tests articulated tracked transporter easy category DT 3PM and GAZ-3344-20 .

    "We are actively working on the creation of an armored articulated tracked transporter DT-APC. A number of engineering solutions to bring up to the required quality level of articulated tracked transporters DT-10PM and DT-30PM. Also organized the work to create a special vehicle on low pressure tires, "- said Bulgakov.

    According to him, for use in extremely low temperatures (down to minus 60 degrees Celsius), a large park, multi-purpose vehicles produced modernization was already in service with the Russian Armed Forces units KAMAZ trucks and Ural. "The modifications are primarily aimed at warming the cabin, installation of glazing heating, the use of stand-alone engine heaters. All our work is aimed at ensuring the Arctic units with modern appliances, which should provide a comfortable environment for military and qualitative performance of their tasks in extreme temperatures ", - concluded the official.


    http://vpk-news.ru/news/24510

    A few pics of the mentioned vehicles

    DT-3PM


    DT-3PB


    DT-4P


    GAZ-3344-2


    DT-30


    Perhaps the armoured version will look like this

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:31 pm

    Russian ECM going North Very Happy thumbsup

    Air defense systems in the Arctic will have electronic warfare "Krasuha"

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:22 am

    Russia Deploys Air Defense Systems in Arctic

    Deputy head of Russian Aerospace Defence Forces said that Russia has already deployed air defense missile and artillery weapon systems Pantsir and plans to place MiG-31 interceptor aircraft in the Arctic region.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has already deployed air defense missile and artillery weapon systems Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) and plans to place MiG-31 (Foxhound) interceptor aircraft in the Arctic region, deputy head of Russian Aerospace Defence Forces said on Saturday.

    “We have already placed there gun systems Pantsir. Deployment of MiG-31 on the Russian Arctic airfield is planned,” Maj. Gen. Kirill Makarov told Russian radio.

    Makarov added that MiG-31 jets would protect Russian warships that could sail along the Northern Sea Route in case of any escalation or armed conflict scenario.

    Makarov also said that Russian aerospace defense equipment provided almost a 100-percent protection of Moscow from a possible air offense.

    Bolstering Russia’s presence in the Arctic region is part of the country’s military strategy through 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in late 2014 that Russia is not planning to militarize the Arctic, but is taking necessary measures to ensure its security in the region.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150404/1020485008.html#ixzz3WODAGYU4

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:29 am

    Checkout this graphic, blue highlighted areas show part of the Arctic that has dissipated, guess which side will have a easier time dominating the Arctic...


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  kvs on Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:39 am

    I recall the endless yapping in Canada and elsewhere about the North-West passage. As the sea ice recedes there was going to
    be a new shipping corridor through Canada's Arctic islands. This was and still is such a load of nonsense. The straits through
    the Canadian Arctic archipelago are rocky and shallow and the ice does not clear all that fast. But what is the real killer is that
    the path from Europe to China is shorter following the North-East passage north of Russia and not doing a large detour around
    Greenland to navigate a bunch of crappy straits. And this is exactly what you see: shipping going through Russia's EEZ.

    Part of the yapping was about Russian submarines violating Canada's territorial waters. The only scenario under which I can
    see this having ever happened was if the Russian subs were chasing or being chased by US submarines. The paranoia reminds
    me of the recent hysteria in Sweden about some alleged Russian submarine that was never there.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:23 pm

    To Artic !!!!!! Very Happy


    Russia starts Arctic industrialization

    "The Arctic region is Russia’s vast mineral wealth, comprising primarily hydrocarbon reserves. In fact, it is a physical confirmation of the unique status of Russia as an outstanding energy power. It guarantees for us independent energy resource supply of our industry," Rogozin said. "But the Arctic is also the Northern Sea Route - the shortest route from Asia to Europe. The Kamchatka Peninsula can become ‘a hub’ for replenishment and repair of ships. Kamchatka is a gateway to the Arctic. Arkhangelsk is another gateway."

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  kvs on Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:47 am



    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

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