Royal Marines to be kitted out with £10m of snowmobiles for Arctic warfare

The Royal Marines are preparing for Arctic warfare behind enemy strains with a £10million fleet of snowmobiles.

The Royal Navy mentioned yesterday (Wednesday, April 3) that the autos will probably be used to hold out strike raids to knock out communications and permit entry for allied warplanes.

These snowmobiles will probably be utilized by the UK Commando Force, the nation’s specialist troops who can survive, transfer, and struggle within the excessive chilly of the Arctic.

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In the previous, Marines have moved throughout the snow on skis, snowshoes or being towed by their armoured autos to get into fight.

File picture of a Royal Marine from 45 Commando in Norway wearing trial equipment
File image of a Royal Marine from 45 Commando in Norway sporting trial tools

But now, the Commando Force’s ways have modified, with smaller groups unfold out over a big space on missions to disrupt the enemy behind their strains.

Successful strikes will give our F-35 stealth jets, which function from a Queen Elizabeth-class plane provider, extra freedom to behave.

This funding means we’ll be shopping for as much as 159 Lynx Brutal Over Snow Reconnaissance Vehicles, made by a Finnish firm that is a part of Canadian agency Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP). These snowmobiles will begin being equipped by BRP from March 2025.

The Lynx Brutal is specifically made to work in deep snow and is ideal for taking Commandos and their gear deep behind the enemy’s strains within the High North. This helps them get the higher hand as they perform particular operations.

The Royal Navy announced on Wednesday (3 April) the vehicles would be used to carry out strike raids
The Royal Navy introduced on Wednesday (3 April) the autos can be used to hold out strike raids

Captain Nick Unwin RN, who’s the Commando Force Programme Director, mentioned: “This is the next step in the big changes happening across the Commando Force in terms of what they do and how they do it.

“The Lynx Brutal is a automobile that many companions and allies use and belief, and it’ll play an enormous half within the Commando’s means to work in locations and in methods which can be too troublesome for normal forces within the High North.”

The snowmobiles will be used as part of the Littoral Response Group (North), a fast-responding Royal Navy group. It works in Northern Europe’s waterways, including the tricky Norwegian coastlines, the High North and the Arctic, and has “Commandos at its coronary heart”.

Royal Marines have just finished big military exercises in the Arctic with NATO, whom the Kremlin recently lashed out at – saying Russia is in “direct confrontation” with the organisation.

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