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Russia builds fifth multirole nuclear submarine

From Barentsobserver

Sevmash Shipyard has started construction of “Arkhangelsk”, the latest 4th generation nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine of the Yasen-class.

The vessel was laid down at Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk outside Arkhangelsk on March 19, the day of submariners. 137 more words


Amid NATO exercises, Russia puts Northern Fleet on 'full alert' - CNN.com

“As the U.S. and several Eastern European NATO countries conduct a series of military exercises near Russia’s border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Northern Fleet “to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise” in the Arctic, state-run media reported Monday. 659 more words

Geographical Areas

More naval activity in Norway’s northernmost regions

From Barentsobserver

After years of focusing on international operations and phasing-in of new equipment, the Norwegian Navy is ready for more activity in the northernmost parts of the country. 384 more words


The germ of a good story

Svalbard is an Arctic archipelago midway between Norway and the North Pole. Its symbol is a yellowish-white poppy. 564 more words

Odds & Ends

Polar bears in winter – a seasonal review of insights and research

Here are summaries of my “Polar bears in winter” series. It’s an interesting recap of what polar bears do over the unimaginably cold and dark months of an Arctic winter. 1,231 more words

Polar Bear

Norway oil piques CNOOC's curiosity

CNOOC’s subsidiary Nexen has inquired about the price of seismic 2D data for Barents sea sectors to be licensed in 2016, says Bloomberg. The data are being sold by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. 119 more words