Russian Defense Ministry said that the country is set to deploy radar locators, fighter jets in the Arctic Islands. New radar locators are being set up on islands in the Arctic Ocean, with fighter jets soon to be deployed in the northern region as well, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday, RT reported. The announcement came days after Russia’s Takhion and Eleron-3 military drones started making reconnaissance and monitoring flights in the Arctic. In March, large-scale military drills to test the readiness of Russia’s armed forces to counter challenges in the northern regions were launched. Some 38,000 troops, as well as dozens of ships and submarines, and over a hundred jets and choppers took part in the drills. This was while, Vladimir Putin, Russian President, had warned against the danger of NATO approaching the area and had asked the neighbors to help fight against it.