George1 Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:32 pm
The work of the testing laboratory, lost after the collapse of the USSR, has been restored in the Arctic
It became known about the next stage of Russia's restoration activities in the Arctic region. The Arctic is gaining more and more strategic weight, and therefore experts predict that it may soon become an arena of open geopolitical confrontation. Already, foreign "partners" are making attempts to question the ownership of the Northern Sea Route to Russia, in fact, offering to ignore the norms of international maritime law.
A new stage in the development of Russian infrastructure in the Arctic is the restoration of the work of a special testing laboratory by TsNIItochmash. We are talking about a special laboratory for testing grenade launcher and small-caliber (cannon) weapons, which operated during the years of the existence of the Soviet Union. The laboratory was truly unique. It worked out options for testing weapons in the harsh Arctic conditions.
The press service of TsNIITOCHMASH reports that the laboratory will be used to test grenade launcher systems and cannon weapons with a caliber of up to 30 mm. The main task is to check the efficiency of the complex at extremely low temperatures - down to minus 60 Celsius. The technology of such tests, fortunately, was not lost after the collapse of the USSR, but the laboratory itself in the early 1990s could not be preserved due to a total lack of funding. Now, restoration will help bring back a unique system and test technology to obtain effective weaponsthat can be used in extreme conditions.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation created several objects in the Arctic region, including the so-called "Arctic Trefoil". It is an autonomous military facility on the Alexandra Land Island, which is used to guard the northern borders of the Russian Federation.