Russia will restore air defense systems in the Arctic
The defense Ministry will strengthen control over Arctic air border. The resumption abandoned aviation infrastructure will be limited to 6 billion rubles.. .
During the year the Federal Agency for special construction (Spetsstroy) will complete the construction of the posts of air defense and points of guidance combat aircraft at the shore of the Arctic ocean. Experts talk tightening control over air traffic in the region's geopolitical situation and development of the Arctic shelf. Regeneration of abandoned aviation infrastructure will cost 6 billion roubles. Spetsstroy finished repair work on restoration of the infrastructure of air defense of the Islands of the Arctic by October 2015, inform "news".
Management of Spetsstroy approved the construction of 5 stationary objects radar and points of guidance aviation on the Middle island of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, the Peninsula of Land archipelago Franz-Joseph, Wrangel island and Cape Schmidt in the Chukchi Autonomous district and in the village of Rogachev on the southern island of Novaya Zemlya archipelago.
At this very moment, on the Peninsula Average triggered border post and the only airfield of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago. On Alexandra island operates a frontier Outpost. The Chukotka sea coast at Cape Schmidt and on Wrangel island in the 1960-ies were created runway auxiliary military airports. In the village of Rogachevo South island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago is an airport Amderma-2 - as reported in 2013, there will be an air group interceptor MiG-31.
The Ministry also proved intentions of the system resumed flights over the Arctic zone. In Russian times paragraphs air defense and control of military aviation was along the Northern coast powers, however, in 1990-s they were abandoned military and abandoned.