Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Last week, the new National Defense Authorization Act made headlines for strongly recommending the construction of six polar-class icebreakers in the next decade —...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US heavy polar icebreaker alive

Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US...

The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate on Wednesday provides $716 billion for defense in fiscal year 2019 — and revives the prospect...
Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will buy the Patriot air defense missile system from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Co, the government said on Thursday, as it...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Chinese navy commander talks cooperation in visit to Russian Arctic

Chinese navy commander talks cooperation in visit to Russian Arctic

Last year, China and Russia held a joint naval exercise in the Baltic Sea. Now, during a visit by a top Chinese admiral to...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker.First, a House...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...
As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the test

As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the...

The Arctic is one of the most secure regions in the world, experts say. But as the environment changes rapidly, opening up the region...