Satellites Show Russia Continuing to Strengthen Arctic Military Presence
Russia is continuing with efforts to strengthen its military presence on the country’s Arctic coastline, new satellite images provided by space technology company Maxar show.
Bombers and MiG31BM jets can be seen to the north of the military base, and a new radar system has been installed near the coast of Alaska. An underground facility believed to be a storage area for high-tech weapons was also visible.
“There’s clearly a military challenge from the Russians in the Arctic,” a senior State Department official told CNN. “That has implications for the United States and its allies, not least because it creates the capacity to project power up to the North Atlantic.”