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Why Did Russia Send More S-400 Missile Defense Systems to the Arctic?

Moscow is beefing up its military presence in the Arctic and Washington is trying to respond in kind.

Russia is adding more S-400 air defense systems to the Arctic in what can be seen as an overt effort to greatly “upgun” and further militarize its already sizable and growing Arctic footprint.

  • Kris Osborn
  • The National Interest

Certainly the arrival of more S-400s in the highly contested and increasingly tense Arctic changes the tactical circumstances in which U.S. and allied aircraft can conduct operations…

The Russian addition of more S-400s is cited in the U.S. Army’s newly released strategy document called “Regaining Arctic Dominance,” a…

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