Moscow: Russia has sent for the first time MiG-29 fighter jets to the Arctic Ocean for experimental combat duty on the island of Novaya Zemlya. According to a report by a foreign news agency, the MiG-29 fighter jet was deployed on the occasion of the replacement of the MiG-31BM fighter jets at Rogachevo air base of the northern ship.
Russian media say the MiG-29 has been deployed on the navy’s deck for the first time. According to media reports, the Russian Air Force has increased air patrols in the Arctic region of the island of Novaya Zemlya, which has led to the deployment of MiG-29 fighter jets on the Arctic. Moreover, Russia’s air defense system S400 has been on combat duty on the island of Novaya Zemlya for many years.