The USCG, RCN/CCG, RN, PLAN, AE, & ARA- all "armed forces"- do operate them, with more planned: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_icebreakers#United_States_Coast_Guard
Icebreakers can be armed later if need be, as was done in trials before. Armed or not, own by the RFCG or Navy or not, even in peacetime they r de-facto naval auxiliary vessels that escort warships over ice covered waters, especially since the announcement that more new naval bases r to be built, most likely along the NSR:
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