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The British military strengthened the defense in the north of Scotland

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The sparsely populated island of Unst in the north of Scotland (the Shetland archipelago) will once again become the forefront of the British defense "because of a resurgent Russia," reports The Times.



“During the years of the Cold War, a radar radar station was located here on the Saksa-Vord elevation that monitored the Atlantic from Iceland to Norway. In 2006, the Ministry of Defense closed it down, as the Russian threat began to decline. But now the Royal Air Force decided to re-launch a military facility after Vladimir Putin invaded the Crimea and Ukraine in 2014, ”the article quotes InoTV.

Soon, a squad of 30 specialists should arrive at the northernmost of the inhabited islands. After the closure of the station, its population has halved and currently stands at about 600 people.

Defense Ministry spokesman Harriet Baldwin assured the local parliament that the Sachs-Word hill on the island would once again fulfill its former role.

I am glad to confirm that next month work will start on the restoration of radar capabilities here,
she wrote in a letter.

All were devastated when the Royal Air Force left this place. They have been here for half a century. At some point, the staff numbered 250 people, many lived with their families. We had a power station, a fully equipped fire station and a medical center with a dentist,
recalls a local resident who worked for Sachs Ward.

While the British Defense Ministry does not plan to place a permanent contingent on the base, however, the inhabitants of the island hope for the best.

They (the military) claim that they will be able to manage it (station) remotely, but, given the poor level of communication in the Shetland Islands, I strongly doubt this,
said a resident of Carmichael Island.
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  1. dik-nsk
    dik-nsk 18 September 2017 11: 22
    +1
    In 2006, the Ministry of Defense closed it, as the Russian threat declined. But now the Royal Air Force decided to re-open the military facility after Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea and Ukraine in 2014
    they’ve broken it for ten years, and now restore it again, how terribly wretched .. the Saxon hysteria knows no bounds, soon they will start to go out the windows like mattresses in union
    1. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 18 September 2017 11: 29
      0
      Scotland, we still separate from England! The attempt was a trial ... And the result is not bad!
      1. dik-nsk
        dik-nsk 18 September 2017 11: 32
        +3
        Scotland, we still separate from England!
        belay nah yes what autumn does with people laughing
        1. self-propelled
          self-propelled 18 September 2017 15: 09
          +3
          avitaminosis request .
          but seriously - well, people are developing their defenses. what's up with that? they have a right. do not copy Western hysterics about enhancing the defense capability of the Russian Federation (aaaa, they built another thirty Iskanders, aaaa, they conduct exercises all over the country ...). their country, their right ...
      2. Anglorussian
        Anglorussian 18 September 2017 11: 36
        0
        Scotland is a subsidized region. They will not pull independence and they themselves know it.
        1. dzvero
          dzvero 18 September 2017 12: 08
          0
          Crimea for Ukraine was also subsidized. But how it turned out ... The mountaineers have their own troubles and it is quite possible that after Brexit there will be more surprises.
          1. Anglorussian
            Anglorussian 18 September 2017 12: 23
            0
            Crimea went to a rich uncle. And Scotland will have to go to autonomy in practice. And the Scots have completely different requests regarding the quality of life.
    2. Shura Sailors
      Shura Sailors 18 September 2017 11: 35
      +1
      Oh, these Russians! A great reason for Russophobian hysteria to cut the loot smile
  2. Topotun
    Topotun 18 September 2017 11: 28
    +2
    Rather, because the Russian fleet is gradually becoming similar to the Navy. Like the army - to the Army. So it starts to sausage. After the 90s, they thought - everything in Russia can be put an end to. Squeeze on and so on. But no, it didn’t work out.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 18 September 2017 11: 35
      0
      They are afraid that the Russians will remember how much the naglitsa shatted.
  3. novel66
    novel66 18 September 2017 11: 32
    +4
    that is, tanks will not pass there now - we must look for a detour!
  4. HEATHER
    HEATHER 18 September 2017 11: 37
    +1
    Two dibila is strength. But three is generally a scribe. What a pity.
  5. M0xHaTka
    M0xHaTka 18 September 2017 11: 46
    0
    Apparently expect the Vikings. Lindisfarm Danger !!!
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 September 2017 11: 50
    0
    will again become the forefront of the British defense "because of a resurgent Russia"

    I thought that on the “Russian threat” only the Balts and the Polish military fell off the roof, but it turns out that the British are also guilty of this. Or, like the Americans themselves, they are fearful so that the layman does not resent the increase in military spending. In a word, complete insanity. Well, okay - not ours spend their money, but theirs.
  7. bald
    bald 18 September 2017 11: 55
    0
    Here is a living example of Russia's assistance to another state - disinterested (jobs, infrastructure).
  8. anjey
    anjey 18 September 2017 12: 06
    0
    you would think that for centuries Russia has attacked Anglo-Saxon senile hoopoes ..
  9. stolz
    stolz 18 September 2017 12: 16
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    Quote: bald
    Here is a living example of Russia's assistance to another state - disinterested (jobs, infrastructure).

    That's right, because
    the threat will descend
    when you don’t expect her at all
    and every night suddenly becomes
    amazingly good and you sing ...