Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russia’s Northern Fleet has stopped a ship suspected of violating sailing regulations in the remote Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is...
U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military officials have upped their rhetoric on Russia’s activities in the Arctic.In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate,...
The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the North Atlantic and nearby Arctic, is now operational

The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the...

The U.S. Navy’s 2nd Fleet, revived last year to provide a bigger U.S. presence in the North Atlantic and Arctic, now has enough staff to...
How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the region

How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the...

As Arctic countries fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infections, Indigenous leaders say the pandemic highlights critical gaps in Northern infrastructure, from...
The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The crew of the Polar Star, the only operable U.S. heavy polar icebreaker, had completed this season's annual resupply mission to Antarctica despite a...
Russia’s ‘doomsday drone’ prepares for testing

Russia’s ‘doomsday drone’ prepares for testing

One year after a fatal accident with a nuclear-powered missile in the White Sea, Russia's weapon designers say a test launch of the Poseidon...
The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again

The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to...

The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but...
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...
Keeping eye on Russian build-up, Danes ready to send fighter jets to Greenland

Keeping eye on Russian build-up, Danes ready to send fighter jets...

Denmark is ready to station fighter jets in Greenland if it feels threatened by Russia’s expanding military presence along its northern coast, the defense...
China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future nuclear aircraft carriers

China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future...

China is set to become only the second country after Russia to operate a nuclear icebreaker, and it's first such icebreaker will rival Russia’s largest...