New models of weapons and special equipment tested in the Arctic, according to RIA Novosti. Arctic expedition of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation became the first in the world, which started with the mainland and reached the island Kotelny in the Novosibirsk islands . This was stated by Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov.
The expedition included representatives from the Defense Ministry and industry. Testers on modern technology overcame 1140 kilometres on ice coating the Laptev sea and the coastal zone. During the expedition, more than 100 different studies and laboratory works were carried out. Army snowmobiles, Two-link crawler conveyors and other transportation innovations military proved to be excellent.