US icebreaker departs on a voyage that will transit the Northwest Passage

US icebreaker departs on a voyage that will transit the Northwest...

A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker embarked Wednesday on a long Arctic mission that includes a rare transit of the Northwest Passage, conducting scientific research...
Canada’s new Arctic patrol ship visits Iqaluit

Canada’s new Arctic patrol ship visits Iqaluit

The HMCS Harry DeWolf made its debut offshore from Iqaluit last week to participate in a number of military exercises. Crew on the ship are...
Norway’s new ‘eyes and ears’ in the north performs maiden flight

Norway’s new ‘eyes and ears’ in the north performs maiden flight

The first of five new Boeing P-8A Poseidon planes to fly out from Evenes airport in northern Norway, over waters where Russian submarines are...
Canadian armed forces to take to land, sea and air in Nunavut as part of annual exercise

Canadian armed forces to take to land, sea and air in...

People in some Nunavut communities could see more military boats, vehicles and jets starting this week. That’s because the Canadian Armed Forces is scheduled to...
Russia spy agency says expelled Estonian consul was interested in Arctic plans

Russia spy agency says expelled Estonian consul was interested in Arctic...

Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, says a recently released video shows that an Estonian consul in St. Petersburg, Mart Lätte, attempted to receive...
The U.S. Army tried portable nuclear power at remote bases 60 years ago. It didn’t go well

The U.S. Army tried portable nuclear power at remote bases 60...

In a tunnel 40 feet beneath the surface of the Greenland ice sheet, a Geiger counter screamed. It was 1964, the height of the...
Canadian government announces money for northern marine search and rescue

Canadian government announces money for northern marine search and rescue

Canada's federal government announced $1.5 million for marine safety infrastructure for several Inuit-based organizations this week. The money is meant to bolster marine search-and-rescue capacity...
Norway scrambles warplanes to escort Russian bombers

Norway scrambles warplanes to escort Russian bombers

MOSCOW — Norway scrambled warplanes on Wednesday to escort Russian strategic bombers over the Barents and Norwegian seas, the Russian Defence Ministry said, according...
Northern Fleet frigate test fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile in Arctic waters

Northern Fleet frigate test fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile in Arctic waters

Russia's Defense Ministry says it successfully launched its new hypersonic Tsirkon cruise missile from the White Sea and hit a target on the coast...
A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a Northwest Passage transit

A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a...

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is headed for Arctic waters — and a rare trip through the Northwest Passage that will end in...