Author Topic: Russia is fortifying the Arctic  (Read 92 times)

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Offline wilber

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Re: Russia is fortifying the Arctic
« on: February 03, 2017, 02:05:11 pm »
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Sure, they have the air well covered.  Even we have the air well covered with FOBs for the F-18s (well enough for what we need, anyway).  They have absolutely no capability on land or in the water when compared to the Russians.

They have two combat brigades and support groups more than we do and the capability to move a lot more up there if necessary. Their aircraft are actually stationed up there. Two squadrons of F-22's at Elmendorf and two of F-16's at Eielson plus their other air assets. They are already in theatre if something happens. They may not have surface ships to match the Russians in heavy ice but their navy outmatches the Russians in every other way.
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