A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik,...
Pilots again warned of GPS jamming in Norway’s border region to Russia

Pilots again warned of GPS jamming in Norway’s border region to...

Aircraft traveling to and from the Kirkenes airport could be affected by the GPS signal jamming. (Thomas Nilsen / The Independent...
British attack helicopters arrive for winter exercise in Northern Norway

British attack helicopters arrive for winter exercise in Northern Norway

A British Army Apache Attack Helicopter is pictured arriving at Bardufoss, Northern Norway. (656 Squadron, 4 Regiment Army Air Corps via...
Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf departs Dutch Harbor in 2011. The Coast Guard is one of the key Arctic-focused agencies affected...
Russia updates defense missile systems, including in the Arctic

Russia updates defense missile systems, including in the Arctic

MOSCOW — Russia will in 2019 deploy the S-350 Vityaz new generation short- to mid-range surface-to-air defense missile complex, the Russian Defense Ministry said...
A large-scale Russian military exercise is coming to the Arctic

A large-scale Russian military exercise is coming to the Arctic

The Northern Sea Route will constitute a central part of Russia’s next major military exercise. A representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense confirms to...
Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

Why the new Arctic ‘Cold War’ is a dangerous myth

All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military crisis. This is an easy narrative to sell;...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...
U.S. Coast Guard launches its first satellites, with an eye on Arctic security

U.S. Coast Guard launches its first satellites, with an eye on...

On Monday last week, the U.S. Coast Guard launched its first satellites into space. By Tuesday, operators had already successfully detected signals from the...