Russia announces missile tests in the Norwegian Sea

Russian Missile Ocean surface to airThis image has been published by the Russian Ministry of Defence and shows a picture of a missile test in the Mediterranean in 2017. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry

The Russian air traffic service has reported that Russia is planning to carry out missile tests from vessels in the Norwegian Sea off Andøya this week.

The missile test takes place between April 11 and April 14, according to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), VG wrote.

“We have registered that they want to establish a NOTAM area west of Lofoten. They have their full right to it when there is international airspace and waters,” says Lieutenant Colonel Ivar Moen, spokesman for the Armed Forces operational headquarters.

Russia had similar activity outside the Norwegian coast when Norway hosted the NATO exercise Trident Juncture in October and November last year. Then Russia carried out a total of four military exercises in Norway’s economic zone.

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