According to the Deputy Director of the Department of Educational and Scientific and Technical Activities of the Emergencies Ministry, Timofey Sulima, in the near future they plan to purchase 13 helicopters, and by 2026 they are going to create aviation rescue units in seven points of the Arctic zone.
Emergencies Ministry plans to complete the construction of the third stationary center for receiving and processing Earth remote sensing data in the Arctic by 2023. The construction of this facility in Anadyr will allow monitoring the entire Russian Arctic zone, Deputy Director of the Department of Educational and Scientific and Technical Activities of the Emergencies Ministry Timofey Sulima said at the XI International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future".
“To date, we have created two stationary centers for receiving and processing Earth remote sensing data - in Arkhangelsk and in Dudinka. They have been created on the basis of our Arctic complex emergency rescue centers. We have created a mobile data reception point, on a wheeled chassis, today it is performing tasks in Yakutsk. By 2023, a third stationary center will be created in Anadyr, we are performing this work together with Roscosmos. And the presence of three stationary points will allow us to completely close the entire Arctic," Timofey Sulima said in his speech.
As Sulima noted, now the Russian Emergencies Ministry is experiencing difficulties with the full support of its work in the central and eastern parts of the Arctic, since most of the infrastructure is concentrated in its western sector. A priority for the Emergencies Ministry until 2025 is to create units in the central and eastern zones, in particular, to build four Arctic emergency rescue centers. One of them, in the city of Pevek in Chukotka, shall be built in the next two years.
Also in 2021, 22 billion rubles were allocated to create an aviation group of the Emergencies Ministry in the Arctic. In the near future, they plan to purchase 13 helicopters, and by 2026 they plan to create aviation rescue units in seven points of the Arctic zone, which should also ensure the functioning of the Northern Sea Route.