Military camps to be completed on Franz Josef Land and Novosibirsk Islands this year
Military camps will be completed on Franz Josef Land and Novosibirsk Islands before the year is out, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on July 27 at a meeting of the Defense Ministry Board.
TASS quoted Shoigu as saying: "This year, unique self-contained military camps will be completed on Franz Josef Land and Novosibirsk Islands."
We are continuing to rebuild Arctic airfields and establish a joint situation assessment system, primarily for air defense objectives, he noted.
Shoigu said the Northern Fleet, a strategic formation comprising several armed services, was established over two years ago to defend the Russian Arctic. "Mobile rapid deployment forces are training more effectively in the Far North, and nuclear submarines are cruising under the ice fulfilling a set of tasks."