In the Arctic began testing military equipment

In the Arctic began testing new models of military equipment. This was stated by Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation, army General Dmitry Bulgakov.


“Today specialists of the Main armored Directorate of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and industry representatives began conducting research and testing new and promising models of weapons, military and special equipment in the Arctic,” – said in the message.


During the exercise, planned techniques the route from the village of Tiksi (Sakha Republic (Yakutia)) to Kotelny island and back on the ice cover of the Laptev sea, the Straits between the Islands and the coastal zone.


All will be overcome more than 2000 km Will be tested technical solutions for military tracked vehicles, allowing low temperatures ( down to minus 60 degree Celsius) under the conditions of polar night, during snow storms with wind speeds exceeding 35 m/s and other features of the far North.


The trials involved military snowmobiles, two-section crawler-transporters, special vehicles for low pressure tires on the basis of cross-country vehicles TREKOL.

Photo: Russian Defense Ministry