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 number of marines in Russia’s Northern Fleet will increase by one third when the unit goes from being a regiment to a brigade in December.

The police in the streets of Norway have historically remained unarmed. Not so any more. As of today, patrolling police officers will carry gun because of the threat that they could be targeted by terrorists.

President Vladimir Putin confirms that on a new strategic formation will be established on Monday – the Northern Fleet-United Strategic Command. The formation will have as its main objective to defend Russia’s interests in the Arctic.

The biggest new navy vessel in almost two decades is ready to be handed over to the Northern Fleet.

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.