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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.

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.

Swedish fighter jet

First ever opinion poll with more “yes” than “no” to membership to NATO.

Russia’s rearmament of its Arctic region continues with a further boost for the airforce and radar control. Aimed to safeguard the nation’s military security, a senior commander says.

Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announces plans to deploy troops along entire length of the Arctic, while Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is convinced there is no problem requiring NATO presence.

The U.S. Department of Defense has released a “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap”, detailing plans to combat both “immediate” and future national security risks due to climate change.

The nuclear-powered submarine “Yekaterinburg”, which was severely damaged in a fire in December 2011, will be put back in service in the Northern Fleet in December, Zvezdochka shipyard reports.

Russia’s Ministry of Defense wants to enhance ecological monitoring in the Arctic and plans to establish a regional environmental center operated by the Northern Fleet.

Small cracks are discovered in several of the fighter jets that normally are scrambled when Russia’s strategic bombers fly outside the coast of northern Norway.

Russia’s newest strategic nuclear-powered submarine «Vladimir Monomakh» has passed all state tests and will soon be ready to be handed over to the Navy.

Finnish air forces have taken to the skies more often than usual for aerial exercises from Rovaniemi in northern Finland.

The new NATO Secretary General, Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, sees no contradiction between having a strong defense, a strong NATO, a predictable and firm policy, and at the same time aspiring for a more constructive relationship with Russia.

Latest data exchange on nuclear weapons held by Russia and the United States shows the first Post-Soviet increase in numbers of strategic warheads sailing the Barents- and White Sea.