Russia appears to be trying to control the arctic region of the Scandinavian countries.
250 miles from Murmansk is a lot of snow, so they’re going to have to push down toward the Baltic countries in order to have any effect on that part of the world.
If there is a war, expect the S-400s to disappear in the first few seconds.
Again, Russia is sending a message. This is a part of Russian Information Warfare.
The S-400 Triumph air defense missile system division of the Russian Northern Fleet took up combat duty in country’s northwest Murmansk region.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The advanced S-400 Triumph air defense missile system division of the Russian Northern Fleet took up combat duty in country’s northwest Murmansk region, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said on Saturday.Russian Northern Fleet air defense forces, equipped with S-300 and S-400 air defense systems, are tasked with protecting Murmansk region’ strategic facilities such as industrial and energy objects, transport communications, stationing bases of defense and fleet forces, the press service said.
The S-400 Triumphlong- to medium-range surface-to-air missile system is expected to form the cornerstone of Russian air and missile defense by 2020. It can engage any aerial target, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise and ballistic missiles at a distance of up to 400 kilometers (250 miles) and an altitude of up to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles).The bolstering of Russia’s Northern Fleet with S-400 systems comes amid the country’s strategy to boost its presence in the Arctic region. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in December, 2014 that Russia is not planning to militarize the Arctic, but is taking necessary measures to ensure a secure defense in the region.
Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense System