The expert explained what is protected Russia from hitting the United States via the North pole

Russia is reliably protected from the impacts of strategic aviation of the USA via the North pole with modern air defense systems, but the grouping of forces and means should be increased due to the increased activity of NATO in the Arctic, believes the military expert, chief editor of the magazine "national defense" Igor Korotchenko.

Informed military expert Vladislav Shurigin, commenting on the frequent flights of us strategic aircraft in the Arctic, reported the newspaper "Izvestia" that the United States work out the targeting of Russia is the shortest distance between the two countries via the North pole.

"In this regard, Russia has taken measures especially in recent years, to strengthen the grouping of forces and means of air defense of the Northern fleet," - said korochenko RIA Novosti.

According to him, the Northern fleet formed a division with anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 and the upgraded s-300 deployed in the New Earth, in Tiksi and other Arctic territories.

As the expert noted, the Northern fleet in recent years is being actively adopted anti-aircraft missile complexes "tor-М2ДТ", the main group which is deployed on the Kola Peninsula. He added that at the end of 2019, was awarded a contract in the amount of 100 billion rubles until 2027, with a priority on delivery of "Thor" in the Arctic region.

Also on the Arctic frontiers of Russia are a new radar station, for example, "the Sky-M", capable of hundreds of miles to detect any air targets and to give indication.

"With the Arctic areas we are protected, but the grouping of forces and means must be strengthened, because we observed a specific activity of NATO in the region," Korotchenko said.

According to him, Russia's plans for Arctic development and Northern sea route cause sharp aversion of Washington, therefore, the scheme of the air war with Russia will be improved, and we, therefore, need to improve protection.