Russia has tested a hypersonic missile in the Arctic, TASS reports

Russia has tested a hypersonic missile in the Arctic, TASS reports

MOSCOW — Russia's MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia's part of Arctic earlier this month,...
Nunavut’s government has spent $5M to cope with November’s ransomware attack

Nunavut’s government has spent $5M to cope with November’s ransomware attack

The Government of Nunavut has so far spent just over $5 million to deal with the ransomware attack that knocked out its computers on Nov....
Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

The Trump administration's $4.8 trillion proposed 2021 U.S. budget was released Monday, and it includes funding for several Arctic-related initiatives. Key among these are...
U.S. military to cooperate with SpaceX to overcome Arctic communication blackout

U.S. military to cooperate with SpaceX to overcome Arctic communication blackout

The U.S. Northern Command, which contains the North American Arctic, is seeking $130 million in funding for fiscal year 2021 for polar communications experiments in cooperation...
Alaska lawmakers back a federal push to create a center for Arctic defense studies

Alaska lawmakers back a federal push to create a center for...

Alaska state lawmakers have given their support to a plan to create a Department of Defense center to study Arctic issues.The state Senate on...
A new U.S. Defense Department Arctic Strategy sees growing uncertainty and tension in the region

A new U.S. Defense Department Arctic Strategy sees growing uncertainty and...

The United States' new Department of Defense (DoD) Arctic Strategy sees developments in the region as increasingly uncertain with “deepening and intensifying problematic strategic trends.” While...
Russia is alarmed by a US Air Force visit to Norway’s Jan Mayen

Russia is alarmed by a US Air Force visit to Norway’s...

MOSCOW/OSLO — Russia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip that a U.S. Air Force unit took to a Norwegian Arctic outpost...
A U.S. long-range bomber joined Norwegian fighter jets on an Arctic exercise

A U.S. long-range bomber joined Norwegian fighter jets on an Arctic...

At least four F-35s and three F-16s from the Norwegian Air Force flew wing-by-wing with a huge American long-range strategic bomber in exercises off...
The Trump administration appoints a new State Department Arctic coordinator

The Trump administration appoints a new State Department Arctic coordinator

After nearly four years without one, the U.S. State Department again has a top-level official devoted to Arctic issues.On Wednesday, the Trump administration named...
NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

WASHINGTON — U.S. F-22 stealth fighter aircraft scrambled on Saturday to intercept four Russian reconnaissance planes off Alaska, said NORAD, the U.S and Canadian...