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    Arctic rush

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    Post  George1 Wed May 19, 2021 1:53 am

    Airfield Nagurskaya on the island of Alexandra Land is capable of receiving strategic bombers
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    The Ministry of Defense continues to work on the Arctic airfields, preparing them to receive strategic missile carriers. Major General Igor Churkin, Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Air Defense Army, said that the Nagurskoye airfield on Alexandra Land underwent a corresponding reconstruction.

    The Arctic airfield Nagurskoye completed reconstruction last year, a new runway 3,5 km long was built and put into operation there, which makes it possible to receive strategic bombers, in particular the Tu-95. It is possible that the Tu-160 too, since according to Churkin, the airfield is capable of all-season receiving all classes of aircraft. Previously, the airfield was operated only in the winter.

    The Nagurskaya airfield is located on the Alexandra Land island of the Franz Josef Land archipelago, next to the northernmost Russian military base "Arctic Trefoil". The tactical group of the North is deployed on the island. fleet.

    Churkin explained that currently the Northern Fleet is also practicing the use of fighters from Arctic airfields. At the Rogachevo airfield of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, long-range MiG-31 interceptors are on experimental combat duty. This airfield, together with Nagurskaya, is used for the watch of Russian fighters in the Arctic region, fighters often rise to "intercept" foreign aircraft over the Barents Sea and near the Kola Peninsula.

    https://en.topwar.ru/183072-ajerodrom-nagurskaja-na-ostrove-zemlja-aleksandry-sposoben-prinimat-strategicheskie-bombardirovschiki.html

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    Post  kvs Sat May 22, 2021 8:38 pm



    Stinkin Blinkin has been pulling a Pompeo and bleating about how Russia is "violating the law" with its policies in the Arctic. He
    demands that the USA has a right to send its navy 12 nm from the Russian Arctic shore.

    1) The 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea does not nullify the previously established norms in any region. It is not like a country
    where the legislature passes a law repealing an older law and establishing a new one instead. '

    2) From 1916 to 1924 the Arctic Ocean was established as a type of closed basin like the Caspian Sea where the five countries
    with shorelines on this basin (Russia/USSR, Canada, USA, Norway and Denmark (Greenland)) have sector "ownership". The
    sectors are anchored on the shorelines and converge to the median point which happens to be the North Pole.

    3) The USA is not a signatory to the 1982 Convention but acts like it is "the law". **** off.

    4) The 1982 Convention allows shelf extensions beyond 200 nm. Russia clearly has an extended shelf into the Arctic Ocean
    as evidenced by the fact that most of the near shore shelf is only 50 meters deep and was above water during the last
    glacial maximum. The Russian shelf extends well beyond 200 nm but American imperialists claim otherwise. Because
    they think that they are judge, jury and executioner when it comes to planet Earth.

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    Post  miketheterrible Sat May 22, 2021 8:57 pm

    He doesn't and they won't.

    Like the sea near Vladivostok where they complain and try but run away as soon as Russia intercepts them.

    Americans are fucking stupid retards with a big mouth but a spine as brittle as a cracker.

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    Post  Hole Sat May 22, 2021 10:01 pm

    This is the "rules based international order" at work. Blinken thinks he makes the rules and all other have to follow them. Like Clinton, Kerry and Pompeo he will be surprised by the response.

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    Post  Tingsay Sat May 29, 2021 4:15 pm

    So the plan has always been 5 or 7 of these?

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    Russia plans up to five floating nuclear power stations for northeast wilderness

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved a proposal by Rosatom to build floating nuclear power plants to power a gold and copper mine on the remote northeast Pacific coast, according to a report by the RBC news agency.

    The $2.3bn proposal was put forward by the nuclear engineer in competition with another by gas company Novatek based on floating power plants fuelled by LNG.

    The floating plants would provide power to the Baimskaya copper and gold mine in Chukotka, Russia’s easternmost province.

    The mine, which is owned by Kazakhstan company KAZ Minerals, is thought to contain 25 years of copper ore, making it one of the world’s largest unexploited deposits.

    An $8bn operation is now under way to create an open-cast mine, with a deadline of 2027. However, the economy of the area is based on reindeer herding and whale hunting and fishing, with no roads and little power infrastructure to support an industrial operation on this scale.

    According to RBC, a letter setting out Rosatom’s plans was sent to President Putin by Sergei Kiriyenko, the chairman of Rosatom’s supervisory board.

    This said Rosatom planned to order five floating power units with a total capacity of 500MW at the Baltic Shipyard. It added that this would have “a significant socio-economic effect on the Russian economy” by enhancing Russia’s nuclear and shipbuilding industries, and creating a future export market for low-power floating reactors.

    It would also capitalise on the lessons learned from the first floating reactor project, the Akademik Lomonosov, which was developed over some 14 years. This has already been sent to Chukotka where it is powering the town of Pevek (see further reading).

    Meanwhile, other companies are beginning to appreciate the potential in the floating reactor market, such as Danish start-up Seaborg Technologies, which is hoping to install its Compact Molten Salt Reactor on ships.


    https://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/russia-plans-five-floating-nuclear-power-stations-/

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    Post  GarryB Sun May 30, 2021 9:25 am

    They could make one that is optimised for desalination of salt water that could be used in a lot of places to provide electricity and fresh water supplies where it is needed...

    If they can make it efficient... perhaps even use the heat by product of electricity and fresh water production to heat facilities or small towns it could be rather cost effective and useful.

    Maybe even develop a high speed ship to allow rapid delivery so it can then be left in place to operate...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:11 am

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42116/massive-expansion-underway-at-russias-highly-strategic-northernmost-arctic-air-base

    No need for any future Russian CVNs in the Arctic!
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    Post  GarryB Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:52 am

    The Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet are the two bases where CVs and future CVNs will be based.

    It is also the two places where the new 40K ton helicopter carriers will be based too.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:23 pm

    The waters off Kola & Kamchatka bases r ice free, & CVNs won't be going that far North; they r not icebreakers.
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    Post  GarryB Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:17 am

    Actually any CVNs they design will most likely be ice rated.... their new 40K ton helicopter carriers almost certainly will be ice rated.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:28 am

    Those expanded island bases, land based aviation, subs, AShMs, S-400/500s, & OPVs r more than enough; sending CVNs that high up North is risky for ships & planes, besides borrowing NP icebreakers for that.
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    Post  franco Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:43 pm

    New and modernized. Combat vehicles for the arctic units of the Russian army

    At present, the Russian army is actively building and developing its Arctic grouping of troops. For effective work in the region, the grouping needs special samples of combat and other equipment, adapted to work in a harsh climate. The first samples of this kind, created specifically for the Arctic, are already entering service, and new ones are expected to appear in the foreseeable future.

    New samples


    As part of the general strengthening of the Arctic grouping, the production and delivery of several types of combat vehicles has begun. Due to the special requirements of the Arctic and other factors, we are talking about both the modernization of existing equipment and the production of completely new products.

    In 2019, the coastal forces of the Northern Fleet received the first batch of deeply modernized T-80BVM main tanks. Previously, this technique was in storage, after which it underwent repairs and a significant update, and then ended up in the polar parts. In 2020-21 similar processes continued, and by now there are several dozen modernized tanks in the arctic units.

    Reportedly, as a result of modernization, the T-80BVM receives new fire control equipment, as well as modern communication and control equipment. Due to this, the main combat and operational indicators are growing. In addition, it is envisaged to retain the gas turbine power plant, which simplifies the operation of equipment in cold climates and allows obtaining maximum performance in a wide range of conditions.

    Almost simultaneously with the modernized tank, the Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile systems, created specifically for the Arctic, went to the troops. Since then, at least 12 of these vehicles have been sent to combat units, and now they are participating in providing the air defense of the troops.

    Tor-M2DT is a self-propelled air defense system based on existing components. To ensure high mobility in different landscapes, the DT-30PM two-link chassis was used. A standard combat module of the Tor-M2 complex is installed on the rear hull of such a transporter. In terms of combat characteristics, such an air defense system corresponds to the "conventional" products of the "Tor", and in terms of mobility it dramatically surpasses them.

    Promising developments

    Currently, several new projects of combat vehicles for various purposes are being developed. The most successful ones have already reached the stage of factory and state tests, and in the foreseeable future they should be expected to enter the troops.

    One of these developments is to improve the state of the polar air defense system. Back in 2017, the Pantsir-SA air defense system, based on the existing Pantsir-C1, was demonstrated for the first time. According to the latest reports, this sample is still being tested and will be able to enter service in the future, but the timing has not been specified.

    SAM "Pantsir-SA", like the northern "Tor", is built on an articulated tracked chassis DT-30PM. During the construction of such a complex, the chassis receives a new rear body of reduced size, on which a large-sized combat module is located. The new module received other on-board equipment, incl. modernized guidance radar. Also, the cannons were removed from it, thanks to which there was a place for additional missiles. The ammunition load of the air defense missile system is now 18 missiles.

    Another promising project is being created in the interests of artillery units. Now in the northern direction are used "conventional" self-propelled guns of the ground forces with all objective restrictions. The new project of the self-propelled artillery gun 2S39 "Magnolia", created in the framework of the ROC "Sketch", should improve the mobility and fire capabilities of artillery. Now such a CAO is undergoing state tests, which should be completed next year.

    SJSC "Magnolia" is also being built on a two-link chassis DT-30PM. A fighting compartment with a turret similar to the unit of the 2S31 "Vienna" armored vehicle is installed on the rear hull. The tower is equipped with a 120-mm artillery system 2A80 of the "gun-shot" type, which combines the functions of a cannon, a howitzer and a mortar. Thus, the "Magnolia" combines high mobility in all landscapes with the flexibility of combat use.

    With unclear prospects

    In parallel with military construction in the northern direction, new projects of equipment for the Arctic are being developed. Various samples of this kind are regularly shown at domestic exhibitions in the form of models or full-size machines. However, not all new projects have a clear future. Some of them have been stuck on the show floor for years, while other projects are in their early stages and their results are not yet known.

    Since the middle of the last decade, a "fire support and escort vehicle" called "Toros" has regularly appeared at exhibitions. This is an option for a deep modernization of the MT-LBu serial conveyor, providing for the modification of the chassis, the installation of a dozer blade and the use of an improved climate system. A unified cannon and machine gun module from serial armored personnel carriers is installed on the roof of the hull.

    The "Toros" product was repeatedly shown to the military, specialists and the public, and the advantages of this machine were also named. However, such "advertising" has not yet yielded the desired results, and the likelihood of getting contracts is constantly decreasing. In all likelihood, the Ministry of Defense will not buy Torosy.

    Another promising project, mentioned in recent years, has a chance to reach the series and deliveries to the troops. It is known under the code "Knight" and provides for the development of a specialized BMP. The successful continuation of the development of this project has been repeatedly reported, but no technical details and timing of the work have yet been given.

    Due to the lack of official information, various versions, assessments and rumors are circulating. According to them, the BMP "Knight" will be tracked and can be built according to the traditional or two-link scheme. She will be able to transport up to the infantry squad in comfortable conditions, despite the low temperatures overboard. The armament complex is likely to include a small-bore cannon and a machine gun.

    In the process of development

    The development of the Russian Arctic grouping and the reinforcement of troops in the northern direction is carried out in several ways. One of the main ones is the renewal of the fleet of combat vehicles of all classes through the modernization of available samples and the creation of new ones. Several major trends can now be noted in this area.

    New and modernized. Combat vehicles for the arctic units of the Russian army

    First of all, attention is drawn to the fact that the Arctic units are still using relatively old equipment, and this state of affairs will persist for the next several years. The existing MT-LB, "Akatsia" and "Tunguska" will continue to serve and will make a feasible contribution to the defense.

    At the same time, purchases and supplies of modernized and completely new samples will be carried out. Such processes have already led to the emergence of combatant MBT T-80BVM, SAM "Tor-M2DT", two-link transporters, etc. Over time, the absolute and relative amount of modern / updated technology will grow with understandable results for combat effectiveness.

    In the medium and long term, completely new armored vehicles of different classes will enter the Arctic. These will be new anti-aircraft systems, self-propelled guns, infantry fighting vehicles, etc. Thanks to this, it will be possible to write off morally and physically obsolete products - and without any losses in combat and operational capabilities.

    Thus, the Arctic grouping of the Russian army is in the process of construction and development, incl. in the context of combat vehicles. The first positive results of such programs can be seen already now. And in the future, as new projects and programs appear and are being implemented, the situation will change for the better again. And the northern borders of the country will be covered by a grouping of troops of sufficient strength and with equipment corresponding to the characteristics of the region.

    https://topwar-ru.translate.goog/189974-novye-i-modernizirovannye-boevye-mashiny-dlja-arkticheskih-chastej-rossijskoj-armii.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  medo Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:14 pm

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2021/12/new-barnaul-t-air-defense-system-comes-motorized-rifle-brigade-pechenga

    Barnaul-T air defense C2 complexes are comming to the 200th motorized brigade of Northern fleet. Barnaul-T works with VSHORAD batteries and MANPADs. It was tested in the north and worked fine.
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    Post  thegopnik Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:42 pm

    Seems Da Joos are unknowingly helping Russia make oil shipment sales in the near future from the arctic with Europe considering what they are doing to the UAE.  https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/israels-environment-ministry-blocks-oil-pipeline-deal-with-uae-2021-12-16/
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    Post  kvs Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:43 pm

    Green-tardia is a severe mental disorder.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:59 am

    Offtopic posts moved to general chat thread Ukrainian icebreakers section for arctic and icebreaker stuff.
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    Post  PapaDragon Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:33 pm


    Floating research station the North Pole will start trials in March 2022

    http://www.morvesti.ru/news/1679/93195/



    Photo from September, can't find anything more recent:

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