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US military activity in the Arctic in the context of a hybrid war against Russia

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The United States is actively building up a grouping of forces near the Arctic region. Recently, a multipurpose submarine of the American Navy arrived in Norway, and 6 B-52 bombers arrived in the UK. Previously, the United States conducted NATO exercises in the Arctic region.


Air Force and US Navy as instruments of confrontation in the Arctic region


The constant movement of troops in areas close to the Russian borders is a consequence of the general policy of building up the American military-political presence in the region. Washington does not hide its ambitions for the Arctic, which is associated with the growing role of the Northern Sea Route and interest in natural resources, which the region is rich in. Since the Arctic is of great strategic importance for Russia, our country is also building up its military presence in the Far North, and this circumstance cannot remain without a response from the American side.

The main role in the military-political confrontation in the Arctic region will be played by the US naval and air forces. Talking about aviation, then the Pentagon is counting on the power of the B-52 strategic bombers. General Jeff Harrigian, Commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, stressed that America can organize the transfer of strategic B-52 bombers at any time, and this ability is key to helping the allies.

Obviously, we are talking, first of all, about Norway and the Baltic countries as allies of the United States closest to the borders of Russia. Norway regularly participates in all NATO military exercises near the northwestern borders of Russia and provides its military bases for American aircraft and ships.

The confrontation at sea in this region is also difficult to imagine without the US Navy. Including in the context of a hybrid war against Russia. For example, the submarine USS Seawolf - "Sea Wolf" arrived at the Norwegian port of Tromso. The boat was formerly based in Bangor, Washington, but was transferred to the disposal of the Sixth fleet The US Navy is specifically to "contain" Russian ships in the Arctic region.

The main goal of the United States in the Arctic is to dominate and exploit resources


Of course, the military-political confrontation between Russia and the United States + NATO in the Arctic will only grow. The recent events in Belarus forced to intensify not only the Russian armed forces, but also the forces of the North Atlantic Alliance. Analyst David Ex of The Forbes considers the transfer of American planes and ships to be a kind of response to "Russia's aggressive policy in Belarus."

However, in reality, the aspirations of the United States in the Arctic are connected exclusively with their "predatory" interests: to profit from the exploitation of natural resources and the capabilities of other states and peoples.

The founder of the BRICS + International Forum, political scientist Sergei Dvoryanov, sees the root of the confrontation processes occurring in the world in the ideological and civilizational incompatibility of the two systems. At one time the USSR could be called an "empire of justice", in contrast to it, the Western countries base their policies on information manipulation, ideology of deception, violence and a thirst for exploitation. Behind NATO's eastward expansion and, of course, expansion into the Arctic, is the desire to establish a world order that divides people into "superhumans" and people of the "lower class".

As for the situation in the Arctic, I want to note that it was Russia that was the first to explore this region, built many icebreakers and military bases. Due to the fact that the melting of snow in the Arctic opens up sea routes, the region acquires a new logistics potential, a completely different economic significance. The Arctic is a sweet piece of cake for the super powers

- the political scientist commented on the growing rivalry of the leading countries of the world for Arctic wealth.


Russia carefully monitors the safety of its Arctic borders

On the one hand, we have the North Atlantic Alliance, on the other hand, Russia and China, developing in an alternative way, unwilling to fit themselves into the coordinate system being built by Washington. The events in Belarus and the build-up of the US military-political presence in the Arctic are links in one chain. All wars have always been fought over some material resources and, first of all, over territories, and modern hybrid war is no exception. The Arctic is becoming a refraction point for the countries' mega-interests, where there can be no open confrontation, but there can be a latent, latent confrontation, similar to what we see today in Belarus. NATO's eastward expansion implies an exclusively malicious program of collapse of nation-states favorably disposed towards Russia through information manipulation and the cultivation of a "fifth column."

Speaking from a purely technical point of view, the United States is now far behind Russia in the Arctic: our country has more funds to develop this territory, it has more information about the Arctic plume, and has military facilities in the Arctic. However, the United States is trying to compensate for these advantages of Russia precisely through the mechanisms of hybrid war,

- thinks political scientist Sergei Dvoryanov.

Much in containing the United States in the Arctic will depend on the policy of our leadership, its firmness, the desire to protect Russian interests at any cost,
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  1. Tank hard
    Tank hard 27 August 2020 16: 30
    +6
    What's with the US icebreaker fleet? Huh? They decided to confront in the Arctic .. laughing
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 27 August 2020 16: 38
      -3
      Exactly one and a half Icebreaker! wink These citizens decided to dominate beyond their means but by "concepts" laughing actually, as always ...
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 27 August 2020 16: 42
        +2
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Exactly one and a half Icebreaker!

        Noregov will be asked, they will carry out the reconstruction of the drakkars, at the same time they can film the next season of "Vikings". laughing
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 27 August 2020 16: 44
          -3
          Yeah ... there is a great chance to sell Record number of ice axes, crowbars and hand Drills - let them dominate laughing drinks
          1. Borik
            Borik 27 August 2020 17: 15
            -1
            Wow, the Americans were conducting exercises in Artik. It seems that most of their warriors during these exercises froze something on themselves and billed the Pentagon for treatment. And so that this does not happen again, the United States sent a warrior to Norway, there is still a little warmer than in Alaska. Well, and the B-52 in England on the pretext (to help the allies) So they are not flying there for the first time, and for them we have something to frighten out of, for example, something from the air defense with the abbreviation beginning with the letter C.
          2. dorz
            dorz 27 August 2020 18: 46
            +1
            The President has estimated hydrocarbons in the Arctic at $ 30 trillion. A very fat piece that the superpowers will fight for in the 21st century.
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 27 August 2020 17: 56
        +3
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Exactly one and a half Icebreaker! wink These citizens are beyond their means but by "concepts" decided to dominate laughing actually, as always ...

        So after all, and not "understandable", but exclusively "out of bounds."
        P / S- Someday they will definitely have to be beaten in the brazen face, and possibly with their feet. They don't understand otherwise.
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 27 August 2020 16: 31
    +5
    I remember in the atlas of the USSR the borders from the North Pole as a house, everything is ours and no one objected.
    1. Kart
      Kart 27 August 2020 16: 35
      -2
      At that time nobody really needed it because of the impossibility of using it. Well drew and drew.
      Now it's a completely different matter. And the climate is changing, and oil and gas have been found there, and technologies have stepped forward.
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 27 August 2020 16: 37
    +3
    Why do Americans need the Russian Arctic?
    They have untouched oil fields in Alaska. Prudhoe Bay - 3 billion tons.
    And last year they found another one - 300 million tons. But they are in no hurry to develop - this is a stock "for later".
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 27 August 2020 16: 39
      +6
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Why do Americans need the Russian Arctic?

      Ask your friends, let them answer. request
    2. Volodin
      Volodin 27 August 2020 16: 42
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Why do Americans need the Russian Arctic?

      "A shob bulo" ... The Americans, as you yourself know very well, practically everywhere where there is at least some hint of resources (oil): Iraq, Syria, Libya, the controlled monarchies of the Gulf, are trying to get into Venezuela, in many ways they control oil industry of Brazil, Mexico, hereinafter - "everywhere".
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 August 2020 16: 49
        +1
        America's oil is like mud - in bulk.
        If they want anything, they are rare earth metals. But they are not in Russia, but in China.
        And only Australia can help the Americans in this "hole".
        Russia has little oil, but a lot of gas. But the Americans do not need gas either - there is also a lot of it on their mainland.
        And Norway does not need Russian resources - they have enough of their own on the shelf.
        The resources of the Arctic are needed by Russia itself - and only by it. This is export, currency. Filling the budget, the stability of the ruble and ratings.
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 27 August 2020 16: 54
          -1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          America's oil is like mud - in bulk.
          If they want anything, they are rare earth metals. But they are not in Russia, but in China.
          And only Australia can help the Americans in this "hole".
          Russia has little oil, but a lot of gas. But the Americans do not need gas either - there is also a lot of it on their mainland.

          Then, apparently, the "Americans" want to bring democracy and "correct" (in their opinion) sex education to polar bears, otherwise what else do they want there? repeat
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 27 August 2020 16: 59
            +2
            Their bases have been in Norway for 70 years. Nothing new. It's called the defense of the North Atlantic. Norway - Scotland - Iceland. Either bombers arrive for exercises, then fly back. It has nothing to do with the resources of the Russian Arctic.
            1. Tank hard
              Tank hard 27 August 2020 17: 02
              0
              Quote: voyaka uh
              It's called the defense of the North Atlantic. Norway - Scotland - Iceland.

              From Russia. whether? Are you serious ?! That Russia can annex Scotland, for example ?! laughing
        2. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 27 August 2020 17: 01
          -2
          The Norgs are in grief, the production is steadily falling, slightly falling slightly. hi
        3. Ded_Mazay
          Ded_Mazay 27 August 2020 18: 28
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          America's oil is like mud - in bulk.

          Uh-huh ... Either the heads of their refineries were "delighted" when the trickle of heavy Venezuelan and Iranian oil was covered with sanctions. Already in our country "on joy" all the free reserves of our heavy oil and fuel oil were bought up clean that year. laughing
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 27 August 2020 20: 38
            0
            The states are buying all the heavy and dirty oil from around the world for their refineries in Texas. They even drive high-octane gasoline out of old asphalt. And their light oil is sold to Europe.
            1. Ded_Mazay
              Ded_Mazay 28 August 2020 07: 38
              0
              Quote: voyaka uh
              The states are buying all the heavy and dirty oil from around the world for their refineries in Texas.
              Well, and you say "like dirt", but it turns out that "import is critical."
        4. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 27 August 2020 18: 31
          +3
          Quote: voyaka uh
          America's oil is like mud - in bulk.

          However, the profitability of production is too high.
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Russia has little oil, but a lot of gas. But the Americans do not need gas either - there is also a lot of it on their mainland.
          There are many, but they buy it from the outside, and even from Russia from the Yamal deposit.
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And Norway does not need Russian resources - they have enough of their own on the shelf.
          They will definitely have enough for themselves, but there is no longer any for supplies to Europe in the same quantities. Evil tongues say that their deposits are pretty exhausted.
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The resources of the Arctic are needed by Russia itself - and only by it.

          They are needed, but we will share, because we cannot burn so many resources alone.
          Quote: voyaka uh
          This is export, currency. Filling the budget, the stability of the ruble and ratings.
          That's right, you can't argue.
    3. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 27 August 2020 16: 54
      0
      I was not too lazy, I slazed what else to do on the shift. The Prudho Bay field was discovered in 1968 Oil is being actively developed via the Trans-Alaska pipeline to the Valdez port. Too lazy to look for an untouched field there, and Congress is not allowed to develop. But the oil workers put on Trump in three times more went to his fund than the walking mummy to Biden. I have the right to call the American elite in our 80s that way. hi
    4. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 27 August 2020 18: 02
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Why do Americans need the Russian Arctic?

      One of the reasons is to prevent Russia's monopoly on the Northern Sea Route.
      Quote: voyaka uh
      They have untouched oil fields in Alaska. Prudhoe Bay - 3 billion tons. And last year they found another one - 300 million tons.
      So let them drill their fields. For sure, no one claims to them. But it will be necessary to transport the extracted oil along the Northern Sea Route, with the permission of Russia, by paying a duty and other fees, and they in no way want to allow this.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 August 2020 20: 43
        +1
        You have forgotten that there is another Northern Sea Route-2 to the north of Alaska and along the straits of Canada to Greenland.
        And he, too, is gradually clearing of ice.
        How will it be more profitable for the Chinese to conduct their caravans to Europe: along the Russian route or along the American-Canadian route? - not yet known. But China is also building icebreakers intensively.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 27 August 2020 21: 23
          +3
          Quote: voyaka uh
          How will it be more profitable for the Chinese to conduct their caravans to Europe: along the Russian route or along the American-Canadian route? - not yet known.

          Considering that the Russian dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will cost $ 10, and the American dose (which has not yet been done) somewhere around $ 70, I dare to assume that the passage along the Russian Northern Sea Route will be an order of magnitude cheaper than along the American -canadian. Tellingly, the transshipment of goods on the Russian section will be regulated by contracts and will be guaranteed to be observed, while no one guarantees the safety of cargo transportation on the section of the Americans, whose rules change depending on the political situation and their interests, and they, as a rule, are not the interests of partners take into account. hi
        2. Dikson
          Dikson 27 August 2020 21: 56
          0
          that path is not interesting to anyone .. simply because it is far from Europe .. And your talk about the fact that no one needs our Arctic is simply ridiculous .. Another question is that the United States, as zealous owners, are in no hurry to smoke their land for the sake of mining - the times of the Gold Rush are long gone .. It is much more profitable for them to ruin other people's lands for the sake of mining .. And since we have a shelf, we also have profitable production .. that's the whole story .. And it's true, quite a bit of time will pass and 15 miles from our Severnaya Zemlya an American floating oil rig may appear .. And Russia cannot do anything about it .. Because the Taimyr Peninsula has already been declared the "North-Eastern border of NATO" .. It would seem .. Where is the Atlantic, and where is the Kara the sea .. And the funniest and saddest thing is to see how my country silently looks at the obvious expansion of China into the Arctic .. They should not be allowed here at all! let them establish order in Asia .. But our leadership is ready to give Siberia and the Arctic for free to the Chinese, in the hope that they will help us keep the states at a distance from our northern borders .. This is generally naive Albania ..
    5. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 27 August 2020 18: 33
      0
      Why do Americans need the Russian Arctic?
      The answer is a simple SMP. For example, from the USA to Finland by 25-30%, Shanghai-Hamburg 30-35%, and if from Tokyo, then where 60% the path is shorter. And it is absolutely not under the control of the states, whoever we want and we will let through. A lot of money by the way.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 August 2020 22: 39
        +1
        You can take money only for passing through your territorial types.
        It is 22 km from the coast. If the ice melts further, then these are international waters.
        Although the economic zone of Russia. You cannot fish in it, conduct prospecting for minerals
        etc. But you can just carry goods.
        1. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 27 August 2020 23: 07
          0
          In the regions of Novaya Zemlya and the Novosibirsk Islands, the situation is in no way rosy, even taking into account the melting of ice.
          It is possible to go around them from the north outside the 12-mile zone of territorial waters. But given the insufficient infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route, there is always a chance at an unnecessary moment to try to repeat the feat of the Titanic.
          That is why all caravans come with icebreaker support.
          Which in turn imposes additional financial burden.
        2. Trapp1st
          Trapp1st 28 August 2020 10: 42
          0
          It is 22 km from the coast.
          Where necessary, we will lead there, the icebreaker fleet is only with us.

          Which in turn imposes additional financial burden.
          It imposes, but the nuclear icebreaker does not ask for constant refueling of the train with fuel. Savings on the way, respectively, on fuel for the tanker will more than pay off all the more profit will bring.
    6. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 27 August 2020 18: 34
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      But they are in no hurry to develop - this is a stock "for later".

      That's it. They will rob others at the beginning, but their own for a rainy day
      Probably the tactic is this, we will suck oil where we can, and then we will become monopolists and dictate our terms to everyone
    7. Piramidon
      Piramidon 27 August 2020 21: 54
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Why do Americans need the Russian Arctic?
      They have untouched oil fields in Alaska.

      For the same, why Syria, Libya, Iraq ... They have such a nature. First, grab someone else's, and leave yours for a rainy day.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 August 2020 16: 38
    -1
    In vain we sold Alaska - there could now be a good military base, with nuclear weapons, of course, to create!
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 27 August 2020 18: 40
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      In vain we sold Alaska

      There is such a murky business ...
      Not yet sold, or not.
      All the documents were gone, but the money never reached Russia
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 27 August 2020 16: 44
    -11 qualifying.
    It's like an anecdote about the Elusive Joe, who is elusive because nobody cares for him.
    Approximately 18 (eighteen thousand) ships pass through the Suez Canal per year.
    Do you know how much via the Northern Sea Route?
    As much as a hundred in a year.
    hi
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 27 August 2020 16: 49
      +2
      Advertising is the engine of progress!
    2. Tank hard
      Tank hard 27 August 2020 16: 56
      +2
      Quote: A. Privalov
      It's like an anecdote about the Elusive Joe, who is elusive because nobody cares for him.
      Approximately 18 (eighteen thousand) ships pass through the Suez Canal per year.
      Do you know how much via the Northern Sea Route?
      As much as a hundred in a year.

      Moreover, why are the Americans there? If there is nothing and nobody needs it. request
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 27 August 2020 17: 00
        -9
        Quote: Tank Hard
        Moreover, why are the Americans there? If there is nothing and nobody needs it.

        Without such articles, Russians will not believe that they are surrounded from all sides.
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 27 August 2020 17: 08
          +5
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Without such articles, Russians will not believe that they are surrounded from all sides

          And here you want to tell us that they are not surrounded, that NATO is not expanding to the east, that the Baltic states and others are not accepted into NATO and that there is no missile defense system? And everyone in the world just wants to fill up Russia with flowers? Well, this is not even a teenager's level ... Or who do you think others are for?
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 27 August 2020 17: 14
            -5
            Quote: Tank Hard
            And here you want to tell us that they are not surrounded,

            Surround, surround. Take it easy.
            yes
    3. KCA
      KCA 27 August 2020 16: 59
      +2
      Do you like to tell lies? To begin with, they would ask the Internet, the passage of vessels along the NSR in 2018 was 331 vessels with a cargo of 12,7 million tons, in 2019 510 vessels with a cargo of 30,28 million tons, this year the first vessel passed 2 months earlier than usual. Insurance companies are conservative and do not insure ships sailing on new routes, forcing them to go through the Suez, but they will watch our gas carriers swoop back and forth without incident, and the number of crossings will begin to grow exponentially. The passage through the Suez of a not very large ship with a displacement of 100 tons costs about $ 000, if it takes $ 1 through a shorter route along the NSR? And if even less?
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 27 August 2020 17: 08
        -2
        Quote: KCA
        will start to grow exponentially

        According to the document drawn up by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, by 2024, cargo transportation via the NSR should grow to 80 million tons from 20,2 million in 2018. By 2030, they will amount to 120 million tons, and in 2035, 160 million.

        The volume of transit cargo over the same period should increase from 0,49 million tons to 10 million, which is approximately a thousand times less than currently passes through the Suez Canal.
        hi
        1. KCA
          KCA 27 August 2020 17: 36
          0
          Assuming there is a high likelihood of a war between Egypt and Ethiopia, how would traffic through Suez change? How will the ships go through the NSR or the Cape of Good Hope?
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 27 August 2020 17: 52
            -2
            Quote: KCA
            Assuming a war breaks out

            After the Six Day War of 1967, the Suez Canal was closed for 8 (eight!) Years - until 1975. How many ships then passed along the Northern Sea Route?
        2. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 27 August 2020 18: 27
          0
          The company Sosco, engaged in container transportation. It was distinguished by its criticism of the transportation of goods along the NSR. In April, it was bought by the Chinese. They are now 90% owners. And I think it’s not casual. Who walks along the NSR, the marinet traffic does not give an answer. The Chinese definitely walk. But they give metered information. They are building a wind farm in Holland, and they are carrying burrowers along the NSR along the NSR. So the trouble is the beginning. And the question is why the Sovcomflot tankers do not stand still, they even run to the states with our oil. And they take it in the Ob Bay. hi
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 27 August 2020 18: 43
            -3
            Quote: tralflot1832
            they take it in the Ob Bay.

            The Gulf of Ob is shallow, free from ice in July, and already freezes in October. hi
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 27 August 2020 19: 39
              +4
              We'll have to teach you, not only teach us. In the Gulf of Ob there is an oil terminal of Rosneft, the Gates of the Arctic. It works all year round. The ice is really more than two meters. Tankers of Sovcomflot carry oil to the storage tanker in Murmansk, by the way the shed is very serious, and the rest is in Europe and America. .Inquire how many tankers Sovcomflot has. Sometimes I see three off the coast of Norway to Europe and three back. With the United States, it is more difficult to turn off some of the automatic vessel positioning functions. Probably at the request of the United States. The terminal in Murmansk is for foreigners. Do not include only the plate that I am nothing from this. I don’t have, I work in a state office with a decent salary for Russia. hi
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 27 August 2020 20: 02
                -4
                Nobody is interested in your local get-together. When transit ships go along the NSR, in some significant quantity, write, we will talk. hi
                1. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 27 August 2020 20: 14
                  +1
                  And as your hangout on the Russian site got it, I am not cold in your opinion on the development of the NSR. hi
                  1. A. Privalov
                    A. Privalov 27 August 2020 20: 19
                    -3
                    Quote: tralflot1832
                    .It's not cold to me from your opinion on the development of the NSR.
                    It didn't work out, so you decided to rude it?
                    In that case, my dear, I dare not delay any longer. hi
                    1. tralflot1832
                      tralflot1832 27 August 2020 20: 36
                      0
                      I answered you in your own tone. I do not like it. As you are to us and we are to you. Do not be surprised. Well, come in if that! It’s boring without you. hi
                2. Piramidon
                  Piramidon 27 August 2020 22: 00
                  +4
                  The main thing is that Russia needs the NSR, and it actively uses it. No matter how you water this path with your waste. And all the "crooks" let them walk through Antarctica. This is their desire.
              2. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 28 August 2020 10: 28
                0
                Sorry, Gazpromneft terminal, capacity 9.5 million tonnes. repeat
  6. bald
    bald 27 August 2020 16: 48
    0
    The North is ours and since those times, yes, yes, the states would have bent them. OUR NORTH AND WILL BE AND GOD DON'T GIVE BEST
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 27 August 2020 17: 10
    +1
    There will be, and indeed there is, a war of economies !!!
    We can only have common sense and real service, zeal for the country, and at all levels ...
    again dreams, dreams!
  8. Husit
    Husit 27 August 2020 17: 42
    -3
    Well, in the early 2000s, Russia began to be active there, so there is something to meet the arrogant adversaries.
  9. Bez 310
    Bez 310 27 August 2020 18: 55
    +1
    "What a disgusting jellied fish of yours!"
    The author, tie the pump!
    The usual rubbish, senseless and merciless.
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 August 2020 19: 17
    0
    And now rzhaka. The US is giving another signal to Russia by launching Operation Arctic Shield. Great hopes are pinned on the only vigorous icebreaker Healy built in 1999 with a capacity of 34.5 MW. So on the very first day of patrol, the energetic right engine is on at the energetic, the fire is extinguished this time. waddles in Seattle, Washington. Instead of a signal, it turned out to be Russian folk. Source The ship RU was not noticed in a lie. laughing drinks
  11. Brturin
    Brturin 27 August 2020 20: 40
    +1
    Quote: Tank Hard
    What's with the US icebreaker fleet?

    They are going to build - the icebreaker should be laid in 2021 under the Polar Security Cutter program (PSC, formerly called the Heavy Polar Ice Breaker), jointly implemented by the US Navy and the US Coast Guard and delivered to the customer by June 2024. The contract also provides an option for the construction of two additional icebreakers of the same type, due in 2026 and 2027. The planned icebreaker is to become the lead in a series of six icebreakers - three large and three medium. https://topwar.ru/157273-beregovaja-ohrana-ssha-poluchit-novyj-ledokol-dlja-dejstvij-v-arktike.html
    With terms somehow not 2026-27, then "The US icebreaker fleet, according to the head of the White House, should include at least three heavy icebreakers, which should be built by 2029." https://rg.ru/2020/06/10/tramp-rasporiadilsia-militarizirovat-prisutstvie-ssha-v-arktike-i-antarktike.html
  12. yehat2
    yehat2 27 August 2020 22: 54
    -1
    the last photo smiled - a sentry with a Kalash at the post was intercepting American B-52s.
    Nobody else will get to him.