USA blockade Russia's Northern Fleet


The Arctic is increasingly turning into an arena of confrontation between Russia and NATO. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is rapidly restoring the military infrastructure abandoned after the collapse of the USSR in the Far North, and the United States has clearly chosen Norway as its base for control over our Northern Fleet and the Northern Sea Route (NSR).


The reasons why Washington is now showing increased attention to the Arctic region are understandable. The optimal trajectory for the flight of intercontinental ballistic missiles in both directions is going over the Arctic Ocean. Huge reserves of minerals and hydrocarbon fuels are concentrated on its sea shelf, and the shortest waterway between Europe and Asia passes through the NSR. At present, Russia is objectively dominating in the Arctic, since the United States, having relaxed after the collapse of the USSR, lost its positions there, but now intend to correct this situation.

The Pentagon considers its Alaska in the East and Norway in the West of the Northern Sea Route as bridgeheads. In order to be able to "clog" the NSR, the Americans have already done a lot, about which we have already told earlier. Let us now dwell in more detail on their activities in Norway. Despite its NATO membership, it has always been against the deployment of military bases and troops of allies in the alliance on its territory, so as not to worsen relations with Russia once again. But now Oslo is clearly ready, under pressure from Washington, to change its approach.

So, since 2017, the Kingdom has begun construction of a new radar station Globus III ("Globus-3"). It is part of the US missile defense system and will act in the interests of the US strategic command, which is responsible for nuclear and space military operations. The new radar will complement and strengthen the existing Globus II. Located in Norway, the radars will monitor Russian military activity in the Far North and collect data on missile tests at the Russian Defense Ministry's ranges. In 2019, Moscow was forced to respond to this joint project of Oslo and Washington with exercises using front-line bombers Su-24M, which practiced the delivery of anti-radar missile and bomb strikes.

A squadron of US Navy Poseidon patrol aircraft (Boeing P-8) has already been deployed at the Norwegian military airbase Anneia. These patrol anti-submarine aircraft are armed with torpedoes and anti-submarine bombs and are clearly aimed at combating submarines of the Russian Northern Fleet. At the same time, the number of calls of US and NATO submarines at the ports of the Kingdom has increased significantly. Not far from the city of Tromsø, the Norwegians are modernizing a separate port to facilitate the stay of the US Navy's multipurpose nuclear submarines there, which is directly confirmed in Oslo:

We are making adjustments to the operation of the port of Grötsund so that submarines of our allies can enter there.

Also in the Kingdom, the number of the US Marine Corps has doubled, and large-scale exercises are being conducted in conjunction with other NATO countries. For example, the Trident Juncture 2018 maneuvers were the largest since the end of the Cold War. The military airfields of Bardufoss, Evenes, Erland, Banak and Ryugge are being modernized. Of the latter, they became extremely unpleasant for the Russian Ministry of Defense news that four B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bombers were transferred to Norway. Their AGM-158 JASSM missiles are capable of hitting targets at a distance of 360 kilometers, and the JASSM-ER modification - at all 980 kilometers. These are high-precision air-launched missiles designed for low-altitude penetration of the air defense system. A squadron of four American "strategists" carrying up to 96 anti-ship missiles is able to control the Barents Sea from Norway, creating a lot of problems for our Northern Fleet.

True, Oslo claims that all this military power is directed against someone else. Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bake-Jensen explained that we have nothing to worry about:

The fact that our allies are conducting exercises with us is part of the adopted by Norway policy in the field of security and naturally in terms of cooperation within NATO. Russia knows this well; it has no real reasons for indignation.

Such nonsense. However, for some reason the RF Ministry of Defense thinks differently.

In response to the American Globus-3, the Voronezh radar station was built near Murmansk. The Joint Strategic Command "North" has been created, which ensures the security of the entire Arctic region from Murmansk to Anadyr. And since the beginning of this year, the Northern Fleet has received the status of a military district. Subordinate to him are submarine and surface forces, naval aviation, air defense and coast guard. Already, 10 of the 13 military airfields located beyond the Arctic Circle have been restored, where strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 can be accommodated. An extended runway has been built on the island of Alexandra Land, from where the White Swans and the upgraded supersonic MiG-31s ​​with the Daggers will be able to destroy American bases not only in Norway, but even in northeastern Greenland. An air defense division stationed in the villages of Tiksi and Dikson covers the Russian air bases from attacks from the air.


The fact that such a scenario is absolutely realistic was shown by the Russian Aerospace Forces, having recently sent supersonic Tu-160s to the Arctic Ocean, and then along the Norwegian coast to the North Atlantic from the Saratov region, after which they returned safely back to the city of Engels. At the same time, along the way, they were accompanied by MiG-31 interceptor fighters. In the West, this was quite rightly regarded as Moscow's response to the transfer of American B-1B Lancers to the Arctic.
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  1. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 14 February 2021 11: 42
    +2
    Apparently we explain badly that no one can protect them in this area, and we can destroy half of the country in a few minutes.
  2. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 14 February 2021 12: 17
    -10%
    Boa tactics. Make the Putin Power incur excessive self-assertion costs without war. This includes blocking Russian pipelines and creating problems for the Russian Federation in Syria and Ukraine. All kinds of sanctions force the Russian Federation to incur additional costs to achieve its economic and R&D goals. And as the main result of all these actions, the slowed down development and growth of the country.
    And if the enemy develops and grows slower than the enemy, then he has no chance of Victory !!!
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 February 2021 13: 01
      +4
      And what exactly do you see the Victory in? And Russia and the West? Can you formulate?
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 14 February 2021 13: 23
        +3
        Well, crazy, what will you take ...

        (C)
        On the one hand - it seems tired. On the other hand, it will be boring without him.
    2. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 14 February 2021 18: 10
      -10%
      And as the main result of all these actions, the slowed down development and growth of the country.

      Russia is still experiencing slow development and growth. And even the impoverishment of the population is accelerating. But only twice in the entire history of Russia, the population, driven to an extreme, rebelled - the Pugachev uprising and 2017. The people endured all other times / centuries. And now it suffers. And the West should not hope that economic sanctions or defense spending can lead the people to oppose the regime - nothing like that will happen!
      The people, for the most part, have never lived well and for their own pleasure; most have never had such a life. So why grieve about the loss of something that never was and never will be!
      The people are accustomed to poverty, they know that only war is worse than poverty, but there is none, so you can live ...
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 14 February 2021 18: 38
        +6
        cmonman, give an example of a country worthy to follow.

        In which country is everything calm with us, there are no wars, uprisings and the people are happy and satisfied with their prosperity?

        In the USSR, they tried to make the dream come true, but another country, by the way, in which you live, did everything to prevent this from happening.

        And now you are trying to sow confusion. stop
      2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 20 February 2021 07: 34
        +3
        You were born in the USSR, right? They probably got a higher education for free, they didn't pay for treatment in polyclinics and hospitals, did they live in an apartment that was not a mortgage or rented one, but in a state-provided apartment? Have you traveled to resorts from the organization to have a rest?
        Maybe not everything was so bad, eh? Maybe this was a decent standard of living for the majority of the people, eh? And countries like the one where you emigrated did everything to destroy it?
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 20 February 2021 18: 29
          -2
          Maybe not everything was so bad, eh?

          Not bad for survival! For a normal life! Disgusting!
          Marzhetsky, I am not going to compare the standard of living of the population in the USSR and my own after moving to the USA - they are simply incomparable in all respects. The mere fact that I got rid of "get" and "pull" is a good relief. The mere fact that not 70% of the salary was spent on food, but 20% -25% is already good. That for a minimum wage of $ 6 per hour (each) could rent a 2-bedroom apartment and pay bills. Tuition fees at local technical schools are ridiculously cheap. College tuition is expensive, but if you put pressure on children at school and force them to study well, then children can get schooling in college and study for almost free. Medicine is expensive, but there are many options. No one on the street dies of appendicitis.
          To live worthily is not to wait for handouts from the state, it is independence from the state how to spend your money and what, where to work, where to go and when, where to study and for whom - this is a decent life.
          “Live like a white man” - is this proverb from the USSR familiar to you, Marzhetsky? I don't need to explain it to you. I had to explain it, in the USA, when I was talking about life and dreams in the USSR to my (black) colleague at work, and he exclaimed: "But you are already white!"
          Well, and quite a tiny detail, which you and others like you are not talking about, although in the course - I was a "graph" in the USSR. I had the 5th column in my passport. The surname / name / patronymic is Russian, and the column is the fifth. And people like you, Marzhetsky, have created all the conditions for me and those like me - the choice of a decent life anywhere, but not in the USSR.

          And countries like the one where you emigrated did everything to destroy it?

          But this passage is completely incomprehensible to me. Do you think that the Americans destroyed the USSR, not the dictatorship of the CPSU with the idiotic dream of developed socialism, smoothly turning into communism?
          Marzhetsky, it's time to throw out the teddy bear from childhood - you need to remember him, but it's time to live for today ...
          1. danyla Offline danyla
            danyla (Vasily Doinichenko) April 2 2021 19: 54
            0
            Well, you live in the USA and live. Why are you sticking your nose to us? Do not tell fairy tales about the life of a Jew in the USSR. I have met many Jews in my life, only not one worked as a turner, driver, builder or miner. Absolutely everyone held positions associated either with the possibility of sleeping .... something, or with the possibility of not working to receive a decent salary. I have half an entrance of Jews (n-bld 17 apartments). Not even a single foreman or shop manager at the plant. Only associate professors, professors and doctors of sciences. I had the head of the department in the SKB BFA, a Jew, an excellent man, and he also complained about the 5th column. Although I did not argue, I was surprised. And then there was such a moment, we came there together with a friend, also a Jew. So his boss began to let him go from lunch, so that he would look for a new job for himself. And he tried to persuade me not to leave because I, ostensibly, will not find anything better. Only the work for a mechanic repairing instrumentation is absolutely hopeless and, most importantly, penniless, so he gave his fellow-woman the opportunity to change his fate, and he only suggested that he would not oppose this fate.
    3. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
      Astronaut (San Sanych) 15 February 2021 01: 57
      +1
      Dreamer! You will not get it!
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    5. Sergey Pedenko Offline Sergey Pedenko
      Sergey Pedenko (Sergey Pedenko) 21 February 2021 14: 19
      +1
      Why then do they have military orders, this is cool and develops the economy, but we have a decline ??
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 14 February 2021 13: 21
    +4
    The fact that our allies are conducting exercises with us is part of Norway's security policy and, naturally, in terms of cooperation within NATO. Russia knows this well; it has no real reasons for indignation.

    Not otherwise, the bastards are going to shoot the polar bears with rockets ...
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 February 2021 14: 01
    -3
    In the first half of 1, trade between Russia and Norway amounted to USD 2019, an increase of 1% (USD 700) compared to the same period in 353. Russian exports to Norway in the 392st half of 112,43 amounted to $ 899. The balance of trade between Russia and Norway in the 907st half of 719 was positive in the amount of $ 2018. Compared to the same period in 1, the positive balance increased by 2019% (1 USD)

    https://russian-trade.com/reports-and-reviews/2019-08/
    Why shouldn't they be bored? Our government itself encourages them for this.
    1. Michael I Offline Michael I
      Michael I (Michael I) 17 February 2021 08: 26
      +1
      The numbers in your quote don't match

      In the first half of 1, trade between Russia and Norway amounted to USD 2019, an increase of 1% (USD 700) compared to the same period in 353

      here an increase of 88%

      in the amount of 1 US dollars. Compared to the same period in 159, the positive balance increased by 456% (900 USD)

      And here, in general, only by 30%.
  5. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 14 February 2021 15: 13
    +6
    Quote: Vladest
    Boa tactics. Make the Putin Power incur excessive self-assertion costs without war. This includes blocking Russian pipelines and creating problems for the Russian Federation in Syria and Ukraine. All kinds of sanctions force the Russian Federation to incur additional costs to achieve its economic and R&D goals. And as the main result of all these actions, the slowed down development and growth of the country.
    And if the enemy develops and grows slower than the enemy, then he has no chance of Victory !!!

    Well, yes, it's better to give up like Ukraine and relax.
    1. Mykola Onishchenko (Mykola Onishchenko) 14 February 2021 19: 50
      -10%
      Not, in any case! It should be like in the DPRK - barefoot, barefoot and not for free. But "independent" and "sovereign" :))) Well these damned Americans want to steal everything from them, because they are very rich. And the people prosper ...
      1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 16 February 2021 20: 24
        +2
        So Ukraine is already panicking, yak in the DPRK, still jump in saucepans and you will blather on the level of the Papuans laughing
    2. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
      Indifferent 20 February 2021 23: 30
      +2
      This is definitely about Ukraine. "If you understand what they have for you, you need to relax and have fun." So they get it!
  6. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 14 February 2021 19: 57
    +8
    Quote: Mykola Onishchenko
    Not, in any case! It should be like in the DPRK - barefoot, barefoot and not for free. But "independent" and "sovereign" :))) Well these damned Americans want to steal everything from them, because they are very rich. And the people prosper ...

    Yes, you know, for me the position of the DPRK is more respected than the behavior of Ukraine.
    1. Mykola Onishchenko (Mykola Onishchenko) 14 February 2021 20: 20
      -11%
      I think that if you are allowed to live like an average North Korean, preferably from the provinces, then on the same day you will beg to return you back. And what is the position of the DPRK close to you? all sides with their missiles? You yourself would hardly want to live like this. As for me, you can only sympathize with the unfortunate North Koreans.
      1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 16 February 2021 20: 47
        +3
        This is a break for a free European migrant worker, you can postpone the brush while the great Polish gentleman does not see, but worry about the Koreans?
        The topic is poorly disclosed, you are not trying. But what about the decrease in the livestock of hedgehogs, in the vicinity of half-starved Russian zombies? request
        Eh, Kolyamba, you are not finalizing ...
        laughing laughing laughing
      2. polev66 Offline polev66
        polev66 (Alexander) 17 February 2021 09: 07
        +1
        Ukrainians are the DPRK, only in Europe - the same suppliers of slaves
  7. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 15 February 2021 15: 57
    0
    Perhaps it would be necessary to drive Peter to traverse the NATO base in Norway with a good ammunition load of missiles, such as 40N6.
  8. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 15 February 2021 21: 24
    +1
    - Joe, I caught a bear.
    -So drag him here.
    -He won't let him.
  9. iv.viktor Offline iv.viktor
    iv.viktor (VICTOR) 18 February 2021 20: 42
    -2
    I read the title. Do we have a Northern Fleet? To have a fleet (a luxury not available to everyone), you need to have an appropriate economy and industry, which it will defend. We are a gas station country that regularly receives currency for sold fuel and, apart from a territory that nobody needs, we have nothing to defend.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 20 February 2021 07: 36
      +2
      Quote: iv.viktor
      I read the title. Do we have a Northern Fleet?

      Actually, there is. And very decent. hi
      Territory no one needs? Are you really a Russian?
  10. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 19 February 2021 10: 42
    +2
    Quote: Mykola Onishchenko
    I think that if you are allowed to live like an average North Korean, preferably from the provinces, then on the same day you will beg to return you back. And what is the position of the DPRK close to you? all sides with their missiles? You yourself would hardly want to live like this. As for me, you can only sympathize with the unfortunate North Koreans.

    Unlike you, I lived in a similar system (USSR), a strong state that can stand up for itself, has its own position, in contrast to the position of the litter, like in Ukraine. Chubby, as you write, commands more respect than Zelya. At least he's not a clown.
  11. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 19 February 2021 10: 46
    +2
    Quote: Mykola Onishchenko
    Not, in any case! It should be like in the DPRK - barefoot, barefoot and not for free. But "independent" and "sovereign" :))) Well these damned Americans want to steal everything from them, because they are very rich. And the people prosper ...

    The DPRK provides for itself, has an industry, including nuclear. What can Ukraine boast of?
  12. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 20 February 2021 23: 27
    +2
    I wonder how the United States will block the Northern Fleet if they themselves believe (their highest command) that we have long ago created a Closed Access Zone with the help of modern weapons.