Britain leads Arctic mission to block Russian domination


The Royal Navy of Great Britain will lead the mission of the four countries to block Russian domination in the Arctic, writes the British newspaper The Telegraph.


For the first time in 20 years, the US, Danish and Norwegian navies joined the British frigate HMS Sutherland (Type 23) to demonstrate freedom of navigation in the Arctic Circle. The multinational task force of warships and aircraft was supposed to show Moscow that it is not the master of the Arctic.

The British frigate, supported by the Royal Navy logistics support vessel Tidespring, commanded the USS Ross (DDG-71) destroyer USS Ross (DDG-XNUMX) of the US Navy (Arley Burke class) and the Norwegian frigate Thor Heyerdahl (Fridtjof Nansen class) in the Barents Sea. ).

The operation involves more than 1200 military personnel, as well as American P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft, Danish Air Force Bombardier Challenger CL-604 patrol aircraft and British Air Force Typhoon fighters, supported by Voyager A330 MRTT / KC-30A air tankers, which refuel at the sky.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that London intends to "renew its active presence" in the Barents Sea. In his opinion, climate change will lead to the melting of ice in the Arctic Ocean and open the shortest route for commercial ships from China to Europe. At the same time, Russia can challenge the norms of international law, feeling itself "strategically vulnerable", therefore this region is of great interest to NATO.

The Russian Navy seeks to dominate the region and control the passage to the Atlantic Ocean. Access to the Atlantic is vital for Moscow. Therefore, NATO's main task is to keep the Russians much to the north of the conditional Greenland-Iceland-Great Britain line. During the current operation and future exercises, NATO ships will operate less than 100 nautical miles off the Russian coast.
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  1. Badger Offline
    Badger (Dmitriy) 10 September 2020 14: 14
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    Are your comrades not afraid to drown in the harsh, icy ocean? Then go ahead and feed the cod!
  2. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 10 September 2020 14: 32
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    Provide them a passage through the ice ... Who?
    1. bobba94 Offline
      bobba94 (Vladimir) 10 September 2020 15: 21
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      The passage will be provided by the American icebreaker "Polar Star" (1978), the icebreaker "Healy" (1999) and the British icebreaker "Protektor", chartered (leased) from Norway ...... that's all! For reference: Russia has over 40 icebreakers.
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 10 September 2020 15: 47
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        The passage will be provided by the American icebreaker "Polar Star" (1978), the icebreaker "Healy" (1999) and the British icebreaker "Protektor", chartered (leased) from Norway ...... that's all! For reference: Russia has over 40 icebreakers.

        Amendment. "Healy" will not go for a walk, his mother will not let him in. Here recently a small fire happened, in general, 50% of the American icebreaker fleet is out of order ... Without the help of the Poles, now there is no way, all the hope is on them.

        https://news.usni.org/2020/08/25/coast-guard-icebreaker-healy-suffers-fire-on-arctic-mission-all-arctic-operations-cancelled
        1. g1washntwn Offline
          g1washntwn (George Washington) 11 September 2020 11: 31
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          The Royal Navy of Great Britain will lead ...

          ABOUT! They even let me hold the steering wheel.
          Impotence is merciless, it remains only to observe and direct this process. lol
  3. AICO Offline
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 10 September 2020 15: 18
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    Blockers ... - you will flee from there faster than your own screeching !!!
  4. rotkiv04 Offline
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 10 September 2020 17: 16
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    It would be nice in case of an SOS signal not to be in a hurry, let them sip some salty water.
  5. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 10 September 2020 19: 48
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    Northern sea route without coordination with Russia - only after Iranian combat boats pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. Without US approval.
  6. Drown everyone! Definitely!
    1. Yuri Nemov Offline
      Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 11 September 2020 09: 01
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      They can handle it themselves, you don't even need to heat it.
  7. g1washntwn Offline
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 11 September 2020 11: 24
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    NATO's main task is to keep the Russians much north of the conditional Greenland-Iceland-UK line

    An attempt to stop a truck on the Moscow Ring Road with your palm ... or break through naked through cacti?