Russia: S-400s have replaced old systems in Arctic
Gala ceremony in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago
Today, on September 23, the new Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-400 has replaced the old S-300 missiles at the Russian archipelago of Novaya Zemlya. On the occasion of the "renewal" a gala ceremony was held on the Island of Yuzhny. The new line-up, located near the Rogachevo air base, about 8 kilometers from the settlement in Belushyaha Bay, aims to protect the Arctic airspace on the eastern Barents Sea: these waters are areas of important patrols carried out by missile submarines Russian ballistics.
In recent years, Russia has significantly expanded its military infrastructure in the Arctic as a region rich in mineral resources. In addition to the forces of Novaya Zemlya, the country has placed troops in the Land of Franz Josef and the Islands of New Siberia.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency