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Russia Deploys S-300 to Disputed Islands

On December 1, Russia announced it had deployed S-300V4 air defense systems to disputed islands claimed by Japan. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said the S-300s were positioned on the island of Iturup, part of what Russia calls the Southern Kuril Islands and what Japan calls the Northern Territories. Russia seized the island chain towards the...

Russia Receives Surface-to-Air Missile Systems for Arctic Region

On November 25, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it received 12 Tor-M2DT surface-to-air missile systems, which will be the first of these systems to deploy in the Arctic region. First unveiled in Russia at the 2017 Victory Day parade, the Tor-M2DT is the Arctic version of the Tor-M2 (SA-15 “Gauntlet”) and can reportedly detect...