Russia to build 13 airfields, ten radars in Arctic region

Russia plans to build 13 airfields and ten technical radar stations in the Arctic region to maintain its military security, said chief of the Russian National Defense Center, Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev.

Russia plans to build 13 airfields and ten technical radar stations in the Arctic region to maintain its military security, said chief of the Russian National Defense Center, Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev.

"Thirteen airfields, one aviation training ground, and ten radars and air guidance stations are to be built," Mizintsev told the Defense Ministry's Public Council.

He said infrastructure is being developed and military formations and units are being shaped in the region to maintain Russia's military security. The construction is underway in the islands of Kotelny, Wrangel, Alexandra Land and Novaya Zemlya, and on Cape Schmidt.

The Northern Supplies preparation plan for the winter and for maintaining the Arctic grouping has been implemented 100 percent. More than 39,000 tonnes of material and over 123,000 tonnes of other cargo have been delivered, Mizintsev said.

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