Russia to Build 13 Airfields and 10 Radars in Arctic Region
Russia plans to build at least 13 airfields and 10 radar stations in the Arctic to ensure the military security in the region. This came in a statement by Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, Head of the National Defence Management Center, on Tuesday.
“We plan to build 13 airfields, an air-ground firing range, as well as 10 radar posts in the Arctic,” Mr. Mizintsev said at a meeting of the Defence Ministry’s Public Council.
It should be noted that Russia is currently developing infrastructure and forming military units in the Arctic to ensure the military security in the region. According to Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu, Russia will complete deployment of military units on its territory along the Arctic belt by the end of 2014.
Russia intends to strengthen its military, political and economic position in the Arctic. In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the establishment of a new state body for the implementation of Russia’s national policy in the region.