Russian Media: American Heavy Tanks to be Stored in Mountains of Norway

Russian Media: American Heavy Tanks to be Stored in Mountains of Norway

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Photo: U.S. Department of Defense

Russian news agency, RIA Novosti reports US cargo ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams is to arrive in the small Norwegian village of Namdalseid 10, bringing heavy tanks, armored personnel carriers and landing crafts.

The cargo will include third-generation main battle tanks of the M1A1 Abrams type. This new, heavier equipment will replace trucks and personnel carriers which were previously stored in the mountain bunkers of Central Norway.

The US has a total of six storage units located in the mountains of Norway’s central Trøndelag region. In addition to this, US war equipment is stored at two Norwegian Air Force stations in the area, one of them being co-located with Trondheim Airport Værnes, an international airport serving Trondheim, the country’s third-largest city.

The storage units were built during the Cold War and were the subjects of major controversy at that time.

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