Russia has deployed its S-400 air defense systems on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic, Russian Northern Fleet said in a statement Monday.
"The air defense regiment of the Russian Northern Fleet deployed on Yuzhny island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago has been completely re-equipped with new S-400 systems," the statement read.
Personnel have been re-trained to be able to use the newest systems; it had previously used S-300 systems.
"The newest air defense systems increase the aerial zone in the region that falls under the control of our military," the statement notes.
Arctic Council forum has been established to avoid conflict in the Arctic by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US. It convenes every six months at the level of senior Arctic officials and also holds biennial ministerial meetings.
Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the country would mull over the possibility of buying Patriot defense systems from the US, if they match up to the capabilities of the Russian S-400s it acquired for $2.5 billion in 2017
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is reportedly mulling over the idea of applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to break “missile bubbles” of S-400-type air defense systems that prevent any access to, or occupation of a tactically significant area, by an adversary. “Threat from missile systems such as the Russian S-400s requires a response
New Delhi has made advance payments and will receive all five of the ordered S-400 Triumf air defense systems by April of 2021. The contract for the Russian systems was inked in October 2018 for $5
Russia has completed the shipment of second batch of S-400s to Turkey, making the country the first NATO-ally to own Russian air defense systems. “The delivery of the second battery of the Russian S-400 missile defense system has been completed, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement on 15 September
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