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Russia is conducting an air force exercise involving more than 25 fighter jets and fighter bombers of different types in the Barents Sea area.

Security service agents from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Nenets conduct a major joint exercise at one of the country’s main Arctic oil installations.

Norway is modernizing its border guard service. This week construction of the country’s second new border guard station on the border to Russia began.

The most comprehensive and long-standing cooperation the U.S. has in the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions might end as Russia says no new projects are envisioned for 2015. “A big setback,” says nuclear physicist Nils Bøhmer with the Bellona Foundation.

Russia deploys its newest and most advanced anti-aircraft missile system, the S-400, near the borders to Norway and Finland.

The Norwegian Air Force has for the first time intercepted Russia’s newest jet fighter, the Su-34 off the northeastern coast of Norway.

With painful memories of the Kursk disaster, the Russian navy has created an emergency chamber on its latest “Severodvinsk” submarine. This weekend, the crew tested it in Zapadnaya Litsa.

The Russian Armed Forces are planning to test new vehicles on Rybachy Peninsula not far from the border to Norway.

Norway’s Armed Forces are establishing a new main base for its helicopters in Bardufoss, Troms county. The base will serve the Coast Guard and maintain Norwegian sovereignty in the High North.

Russia test-launched its second submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile in seven days.

Russia has over the last 72 hours tested its entire nuclear triad consisting of strategic bombers; submarines and this ICBM launched Saturday morning.

The Russian Navy’s Kirov class nuclear-powered battlecruiser “Admiral Nakhimov” is to undergo overhaul and modernization. When ready for service in 2018, it will become the most powerful surface warship in the world, the designer says.

Barents father and former Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thorvald Stoltenberg, says the current security situation is crying out for closer Nordic cooperation on defence and security.

The four bombers and four tanker aircraft tracked by F-16s outside Northern Norway were not using on-board transponders or maintained any radio contact with civilian air traffic authorities.

Russia’s strategic nuclear-powered submarine “Yury Dolgoruky” on Wednesday test-launched a Bulava ballistic missile from the Barents Sea.