Russian Arctic Dev't Commission Favors Arctic Technology Test Range
15:34 09.06.2016(updated 15:58 09.06.2016)
Russia's State Commission for Arctic Development is set to test all technologies to be used in the Arctic zone, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and the commission's head Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.
NOVOSIBIRSK (Sputnik) – Russia's State Commission for Arctic Development has decided to create a special range to test all technologies set to be used in the Arctic zone, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and the commission's head Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.
"Today, we decided to create a federal Arctic testing range, which will test all technologies, all products that are labeled as developed for the Arctic," Rogozin said at the Technoprom international technological development forum in Novosibirsk.
Rogozin did not specify where the range would be located.
Russia has been stepping up its military, trade and exploration activities in the Arctic. It has been building transport and energy production infrastructure, as well as installing military facilities and developing the Northern Sea Route linking Europe and Asia.
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