Illustration photo: Atle Staalesen

Learning to cook on the Arctic battlefield

Russian military researchers have successfully tested their new Arctic kitchen designed for soldiers’ life in the remote north.
October 26, 2017

If you are going to fight in the Arctic, what will feel better that a neat hot meal and a freshly baked bread?

The Russian Ministry of Defense’s 3rd Research Center now says it has completed the development of a new kitchen for Arctic conditions. The kitchen named KA-250/30PM will allow the Russian Armed Forces to feed their Arctic soldiers in temperatures down to minus 50.

It is based on the amphibious transporter vehicle DT-30 and can serve up to 250 men, the Army press service informs.

The DT-30 military kitchen vehicle. Photo:

And the military researchers have more Arctic yummy in the menu. Also a specially designed bakery has been developed. The facility officially named KhPA-500/30PM can deliver up to 700 breads in the harsh conduction of the Arctic, the Ministry of Defense says. Like the kitchen, also the bakery is based on a re-designed DT-30 amphibious vehicle.

Included in the convoy of amphibious food vehicles are also a DT-30 made for transportation of fresh water and one for foodstuff. They vehicles all have autonomous diesel-electric supply systems with a power up to 100 kW.

If further testing will be successful, the vehicles will already next year be deployed in military units in the Arctic, as well as in remote places in Siberia and the Far East, the Armed Forces inform.


Military truck cooking. Photo: