The Government of Denmark has agreed to spend at least $ 200 million to improve defense capabilities in the Arctic.
THE financial reinforcement of 1.5 billion that the Danish krone will make available, will give the country the ability to improve and increase its surveillance in the region.
Danish broadcaster TV 2 reported that state funding is expected to include the use of long-range drones so that the zone can be easily monitored and controlled.
The state television service also revealed that the various initiatives were planned for 2023, but it may still take some years before these are fully implemented.
The need to increase control in the Arctic region comes at a time when the Russia has also been trying to strengthen its economic and military presence in the region, while competing for dominance with Canada, the United States, Norway and China.
In 2019, the country started an icebreaker powered by nuclear energy, with the aim of achieving its ambitious plans: to explore the commercial area of the region.
The sending of the vehicle was part of a program created by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, with the objective of increasing the number of heavy ships in the country’s Arctic fleet to 13 by 2035, nine of which are powered by nuclear reactors.
As Sky News recalls, in June last year, the Russian leader was forced to declare a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel were spilled into a river within the arctic circle.
Ana Isabel Moura, ZAP //