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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Russia is deploying advanced aerial weapon systems to the Arctic

Tu-160 BlackjackIn continuation of a militarizing trend, Russia will deploy advanced aerial weapons systems to the Arctic, according to the deputy commander of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces.

Speaking on June 20, Deputy Commander Kirill Makarov told RIA Novosti that the Kremlin will deploy fighter aircraft, surface-to-air missile systems, and radar systems to islands off the Russian coast in the Arctic.

"This is all done to the Russian Federation to defend its interests around the perimeter of our state, but also the interests in the Arctic," Makarov said according to a translation done by Google.

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