As expected, the project Staff proposals will be submitted to the Minister of Defence RF Sergei Shoigu is first in January 2013. If the document is approved, in geological and special operations in Arctic will involve special equipment and personnel management of the Head of deep research of the Ministry of Defence RF. Among the tasks that will make the military — controlled expansion RF Arctic zone and the role in the production of minerals.
In addition, the possibility of a special deep-water units will be used to lift and flooded in 1982 and 2003, the nuclear submarine K-27 project 645ZHMT and K-159 Project 627A "Kit". These ships are at a depth of 75 and 250 meters respectively. Funds for the disposal of submerged submarines laid down in the federal program from a motivated the development of the north until 2020.
At the end of September 2012 was accomplished research expedition "Arktika-2012", which took part in the deep-water station "Losharik." She was collecting soil and rock samples at a depth of 2.5-3 km in the past 20 days. Through the study of acquired data Our motherland wants to prove ownership Lomonosov and Mendeleev ridges in the Russian continental shelf — it will help expand the country under control to the Arctic zone.