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Northern Shell Russia

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Northern Shell Russia


Once upon a time, when the USSR was still at the peak of its power, and the then young Brezhnev was at the helm of the country, one of the quarrels between the first secretary of the Moscow Central Committee and the first secretary of the Central Committee of Uzbekistan sounded the following phrase: “Nikolai Grigorievich, the air defense of the capital begins not in Moscow, it begins in Tashkent. ” In general, for good, on this phrase, you can finish the article about the deployment of Russian air defense systems "Pantsir-S" in the Arctic, because the answer is more than exhaustive. But, nevertheless, we will try to figure out why the Russian Federation and personally we need to deploy and build up an air defense / anti-missile defense force group on the Arctic Ocean archipelago.

As you know, a few days ago the Russian Defense Ministry placed the first three Pantsir-S systems in the Arctic, which belongs to Russia. The need for such a step is dictated by several factors.

1. First of all, of course, the defense of the Russian borders from possible attacks from the air. The system "Shell-S" - quite successfully copes with both unmanned and manned targets at altitudes up to 15 kilometers. Where in the Arctic can an air or missile attack come from, and why exactly there, is easy to understand if you remember that the earth is spherical and, despite the fact that from Russia to the United States transport moves through the Pacific or Atlantic oceans, the shortest route is a flight through North Pole. Of course, due to the peculiarities of navigation and the specifics of the region, civilian ships and aircraft prefer to use more familiar, proven and safe routes, but combat aviation, and especially unmanned, including missiles, all these difficulties do not cause problems. And, first of all, for this reason, it is necessary to have a high-quality air defense system as far as possible from all infrastructure centers and closer to the borders of a likely enemy. This is especially true because of the American concept of a quick global strike. And, of course, if, God forbid, it comes to this, it is necessary to intercept all the death-carriers from democracy to the maximum on far approaches. Incidentally, the already missed-on EUROPRO has about the same goal - to divert the interception line as far as possible from the US borders. It is worth noting that in recent years, the EUROPRO project has somehow been blown away - probably after the disappointing results shown by the American Aegis air defense system (one, two). Thus, we see that the first signs of the Northern Air Defense of the Russian Federation have already flown, and as you know, the “Shell-S” systems themselves will not stand in the Arctic, since they are used to cover more serious systems of the S-300, 400 family, 500. Well, the armor itself is being covered by ground forces.

Thus, Russia decided to tightly take up the protection of its airspace in all directions. Well, besides this, apparently, Russia has changed the concept of creating defense on the northern frontiers. This is noticeable even by the fact that for the Russian Navy they are starting to build their icebreakers, which was previously the prerogative of civil navigation. And if you look at everything in aggregate, then we get the northern sector of defense, consisting of a number of both defensive and offensive weapons, consisting of an armada of the Northern and Pacific fleets, including nuclear missile submarines that can shoot even from under water and appear imperceptible to satellites from under the Arctic ice. Covers from the air from most of the shock systems of the enemy unfolding air defense. And a developing military icebreaking fleet, while providing both strike and defensive systems (air defense / missile defense), will be able with enough impunity to go along the shortest route and follow the grouping of attack and landing ships. Also, it is worth noting that the buildup of groups of troops in the Arctic is taking place against the backdrop of ongoing disputes over the Arctic and the panic of the West over the buildup of Russian weapons in the region. And this panic is sufficiently substantiated, since the West, and no matter the US or the EU, in fact, will have nothing to counter Russia in an attack from the north. We, in turn, having a fairly good air defense / missile defense “umbrella” in other areas, successfully closing the last obvious gap in the defense. Of course, at the moment this is only the beginning, and the final construction of protection systems for all the country's frontiers will not end too soon - now the defense of the Arctic is at an early stage, but the main thing is to start, as others do not even have progress in this direction.

2. The second, important factor that Russia takes into account when deploying military systems in the Arctic is the fact of military presence. Due to this, such incidents as the attack of a completely frost-bitten Greenpeace on the Russian oil platform, are moving from the plane of an unpleasant, but tolerable phenomenon, into the plane of not even science fiction. Also, the military presence, which includes the construction of military bases, and the organization of supply, and the deployment of research bases, in itself will improve the economy of the region. After all, the transport fleet and aviation, research vessels, geological exploration, supply - all this will considerably improve logistics, demography and other opportunities of Russia in the Arctic region.

3. And finally, the third point, which is more directly related to the economy, is that the expanded logistics and revitalization of the northern sea route in the region will be the best advertisement for its use. Today, the West, and the East too, although they understand the benefits of using the NSR, but still do not fully believe in the possibility of implementing such a project. After all, the project itself involves the use of several other ships, a slightly different training of specialists, a different navigation. In the case, if Russia can prove to the world that walking through the northern sea route can be quickly, conveniently and safely, despite the fact that help is always there, then there will be no stupid people who will lose time and money using the classic southern route. A bonus to this is that we, in addition to the military presence, have already begun to build new ships for use in the Arctic Ocean, and they will soon become operational, providing Russia with a transport monopoly in the region.
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  1. Reasonable, 2,3
    Reasonable, 2,3 22 November 2014 07: 39
    +2
    We have the most powerful fleet in the region. We will not give up the position. And who is not with us is under us. I have the honor
    1. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 22 November 2014 11: 35
      0
      Don't you agree? It will be bad under "Peter".
    2. mark2
      mark2 22 November 2014 11: 39
      +28
      he is not the most powerful. he is just the only one
    3. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 22 November 2014 11: 39
      -1
      Yes, do not care about your cons.
    4. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 22 November 2014 11: 45
      -2
      Federation Council of the General Staff MMF RF-dokatilo?
    5. Denis fj
      Denis fj 22 November 2014 18: 06
      +4
      Quite promising enticement, so for 10 years there will be something to do. And at the same time, if we also screw up our "Western partners", it is absolutely priceless!
      1. ShturmKGB
        ShturmKGB 22 November 2014 18: 43
        +5
        Carapace-S is a small-radius air defense system and they cannot close the Arctic, C-400-C-500 are needed. The shells most likely protect local military facilities in the region or the same C-300-C-400.
        1. MGD
          MGD 23 November 2014 09: 19
          +1
          The shells in Kamazs will really only guard stationary objects ... because in frosts there are problems with the hodovka, but they passed the tests with fanfare and supposedly showed ... frosts are just beginning ...
          1. DanSabaka
            DanSabaka 23 November 2014 11: 51
            0
            "Shells" are installed not only on KAMAZ chassis, they are also available in tracked and container versions ...
  2. andruha70
    andruha70 22 November 2014 07: 43
    +25
    article - a definite plus good all three points are correct. my IMHO - point 3 is more correct than other correct ones. wink I would add - ICE! and this is frozen drinking water ... and it will soon become more expensive than oil winked
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 22 November 2014 08: 07
      +11
      That's right ..! They used to say that Russia will grow Siberia .. and in modern times the Arctic is a huge resource and sea routes .. our powerful rear base!
      1. Serg 122
        Serg 122 22 November 2014 09: 32
        +4
        in modern times, the Arctic is a huge resource and sea routes .. our powerful rear base!

        Therefore, every trash wants to get in there! angry
      2. Reasonable, 2,3
        Reasonable, 2,3 22 November 2014 11: 37
        +2
        This is what Lomonosov said.
  3. Denis
    Denis 22 November 2014 07: 45
    +13
    in addition to the military presence, they have already begun building new ships for use in the conditions of the Arctic Ocean, and they will soon be put into operation, providing Russia with a transport monopoly in the region.
    It would be better not to break them am
    The shortest way to the mattress should be under a safe lock.
    Our predecessors were far from romance when they mastered the North
  4. Chupacabra
    Chupacabra 22 November 2014 08: 00
    +1
    Indeed, the transport fleet and aviation, research vessels, exploration, supply - all this will significantly improve logistics, DEMOGRAPHY and other opportunities of Russia in the Arctic region.
    takizh our conscripts and the Chukchi do not disdain :)
    1. ImPerts
      ImPerts 22 November 2014 09: 24
      +7
      Quote: Chupacabras
      and the Chukchi will not disdain :)

      I would strongly advise them not to take into account the mentality of the indigenous peoples' indigenous peoples (indigenous peoples of the North). You can leave before the wind and not return. On this they are experts.
      It’s better to speak and negotiate humanly)))
  5. Hagalaz
    Hagalaz 22 November 2014 08: 44
    +2
    Everything is correct of course. If only then I did not have to pull everything available to the southern borders. And this version of the adversaries just muddied.
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 22 November 2014 09: 19
      +3
      If only then I did not have to pull everything available to the southern borders. And this version of the adversaries just muddied.

      Distracting maneuver. And indeed - during the Second World War, in the Far East there was a millionth army. They didn’t fight the Japanese (there was a pact not to attack), but the very presence of the troops there was a deterrent for any trepidation in our direction ....
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 November 2014 08: 47
    +3
    There will be our Arctic - there will be our world!
  7. ImPerts
    ImPerts 22 November 2014 09: 27
    +6
    Shoigu wants to strengthen the Northern Fleet with icebreakers, I think this is the right decision. The specifics of the region oblige, the need for delivery of everything, too)))
  8. silver169
    silver169 22 November 2014 09: 41
    +11
    On icebreakers, Russia is ahead of the rest, a lot has been built, and there is more than one in the construction. Given the interest of the whole world in the rich resources of the Arctic, the presence and development of an icebreaker fleet is a very wise decision.
    1. Starley from the south
      Starley from the south 22 November 2014 12: 44
      +2
      Quote: silver169
      On icebreakers, Russia is ahead of the rest, a lot has been built, and there is more than one in the construction. Given the interest of the whole world in the rich resources of the Arctic, the presence and development of an icebreaker fleet is a very wise decision.

      Icebreakers are, of course, very good, you are right, here we have no equal. But with civilian vessels of a large tonnage, we have a strong backlog. I don’t know how critical it is (lag), but you need to catch up, otherwise only Chinese tankers and bulk carriers with our icebreakers will sail in the Arctic. We don’t need it ?!
      1. Tra-ta-ta
        Tra-ta-ta 22 November 2014 15: 56
        0
        Under the Russian flag, you can now find either an icebreaker or a local tug .. All shipowners (even Russian ones) hang "comfortable" flags. World practice ..
  9. Bongo
    Bongo 22 November 2014 09: 43
    +5
    The northern direction, first of all, must be covered not with "Armor" (this is a near-zone air defense system), but with long-range S-300PM and S-400.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 22 November 2014 14: 24
      +6
      Apparently, the "Pantsir" cover the airfields. Covering the north with systems like the S-300 (400) is unscientific fantasy. They need aviation, interceptors of the MiG-31 type. And even more powerful systems based on bombers.
      1. Bongo
        Bongo 23 November 2014 06: 42
        +3
        Quote: Spade
        Covering the north with systems like C-300 (400) is unscientific fiction.

        Apparently in the USSR they did not think so. White triangles are the locations of the liquidated air defense positions. Of course, it makes no sense to cover the whole north, but the probable directions of the breakthrough of DB and KR are quite real.
        1. MGD
          MGD 23 November 2014 09: 22
          +1
          and you only showed a piece of the map ;-)
        2. Lopatov
          Lopatov 23 November 2014 13: 05
          +1
          Quote: Bongo
          but probable breakout directions

          Americans are no stupider than a locomotive. And do not trample where there is an air defense system.

          And under the USSR, air defense systems covered elements of infrastructure — airfields, radar stations, command posts, and so on. chicenses. Ensuring the operation of the air component, which, in fact, covered the USSR from the north.
          1. Bongo
            Bongo 23 November 2014 13: 10
            +2
            Quote: Spade
            Quote: Bongo
            but probable breakout directions

            Americans are no stupider than a locomotive. And do not trample where there is an air defense system.

            You are absolutely right, they will trample where they are not, and in our country only Moscow and the region are covered.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 23 November 2014 13: 55
              0
              We don’t have enough money for a continuous field. It is necessary to develop aviation.
              1. Bongo
                Bongo 23 November 2014 14: 24
                +2
                Quote: Spade
                We don’t have enough money for a continuous field. It is necessary to develop aviation.

                And how do you imagine the work of IA outside the radar field? Who will carry out target designation and guidance? A-50 (A-100) AWACS cannot be on duty around the clock, unlike ground-based radars.
  10. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 22 November 2014 10: 05
    +9
    Better to return to the Arctic later than never! The military is returning, the civilians are returning.
    They will establish the Northern Sea Route, and there will be regular supplies.
    Let the Northern Lights play with all the colors of the rainbow, and not blood red ...
  11. sub307
    sub307 22 November 2014 11: 05
    +6
    Everything is essentially true. And, it is painfully "soft" we have become from that direction thanks to some figures.
  12. Ivanhoe
    Ivanhoe 22 November 2014 11: 06
    +4
    height up to 15 km. all the same, not enough !!!
    1. grandfather
      grandfather 22 November 2014 17: 45
      +2
      Aivengo height up to 15 km. all the same, not enough !!! [/ quote]

      the article clearly states: - the Shell-C systems themselves will not stand in the Arctic, as they are used to cover the more serious systems of the S-300, 400, 500 family. Well, the Ground Forces themselves are covering the Shells.
      everything will be OK)
  13. Ascetic
    Ascetic 22 November 2014 12: 33
    +8
    A little off topic, but leads to certain associations. Penguins (p and n d about with a m) in the animal world also become unsweetened. Recently, no one puts them penniless; moreover, more recently, they are FORCING in a perverted form. laughing


    Fur seal caught in intimate relationship with a penguin
    Scientists managed to shoot a video in which seals and penguins have sex


    For the first time, fur seals raping penguins were spotted in 2006. Then the seal tried to have sexual intercourse with the bird on Marion Island. Biologists thought that the reason was the inexperience of a sea lion or a predatory act.

    However, three new cases of fur seals and penguins "going against nature" have been reported on the same island. This led the researchers to believe that this kind of connection was not an accident. Each time a fur seal, which is much larger and heavier than a penguin, presses down on the bird with its weight. Moreover, the penguin can be both male and female.


    The latter is precisely in the spirit of the new Western values.

    Dr. Nobody De Bruyon told the BBC that such behavior could be caused by a hormonal surge during the mating season: “Reasons are almost impossible to understand.but long observation and reporting will help draw conclusions. ”


    Reasons - nature as hints laughing

    link to video
    1. Tommygun
      Tommygun 23 November 2014 01: 06
      0
      That's why they have the coolest special forces called Cats fellow
    2. Tommygun
      Tommygun 23 November 2014 01: 11
      +2
      And there is no video where the Bear rapes that cat))?
      1. MGD
        MGD 23 November 2014 09: 25
        0
        Our kind of bird in the emblem was chosen, supposedly while you are there xxx, we can see everything from above and gray (or sow good and reasonable) ...
  14. Starley from the south
    Starley from the south 22 November 2014 12: 38
    0
    ... besides the military presence, we have already begun to build new ships for use in the conditions of the Arctic Ocean, and soon they will be put into operation, providing Russia with a transport monopoly in the region.
    Oh, how soon they will become operational. After all, we need these ships ... a lot of very different. The question of using ekranoplanes in the Arctic is still open, but this is one of the most effective breakthrough directions. The development strategy of Russia in the Arctic is not clear enough, it is not planned for decades to come, but it must be approached very thoroughly, the rivals are breathing out of the head, but we risk losing some direction.
    1. RUSIVAN
      RUSIVAN 22 November 2014 22: 21
      0
      Dear, otherwise they forgot to ask you and consult with you what development strategy the country needs. You of course know this topic and are aware of all the plans of the West. Do not worry next time all the ministries of the country will consult with you, and you will approve the apartment with the family council or reject the decisions of our "incomprehensible" government.
  15. aleksandrs95
    aleksandrs95 22 November 2014 22: 43
    0
    nevertheless, the practical point is important, receiving fees for piloting or escorting ships, because in fact our waters and in the north do not need any accidents, very fragile ecology. Our interest should also be.