2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2016 10:52 AM by kferrante

    Has there been a study or report on Soviet military use of Arctic ice islands?

    Newbie

      In a publication of Russian military history, there was a report of creating a landing strip for bomber aircraft (Tu-16) in North Pole 6 (SP-6) in the Fall-Winter of 1956.  Have there been any studies or reports on this topic?

        • Re: Has there been a study or report on Soviet military use of Arctic ice islands?
          Adventurer

          There are several declassified series containing intelligence reports from the various Armed Services.  These would be located in Record Group 341 (Air Staff) for the Air Force, RG 319 (Army Staff) for the Army, and both RG 38 (Chief of Naval Operations) and RG 289 (Naval Intelligence Command) for the Navy.  Be prepared for the possibility that there was no notice of Soviet polar operations in U.S. military intelligence circles.  The Arctic was a tough environment to work in, and the Soviets would have made efforts to conceal their airfield activities to prevent the U.S. from gaining such intelligence