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The United States conducted a practice drop of a long-range missile in the Arctic

Aircraft C-130 special forces USA flew over the Arctic and dropped a long-range missile to signal Russia. This is reported by the departmental publication Pentagon Stars and Stripes.

It is noted that at the same time the Rapid Dragon system was used, which allows air-to-surface cruise missiles to be dropped in the air. The representative of the European Special Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Melnikov, noted that the missile drop was intended to send a signal to Russia.

“We are deliberately trying to be provocative, but not aggravating,” Melnikov said, adding that “we are trying to contain Russian aggression <...> by demonstrating the enhanced capabilities of the allies.”

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