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I presume the radars in that particular part of Norway must be intended as a tripwire - surely no one expects them to survive a determined attack on Day 1?
That's sort of the point of a radar, right? To provide a warning. The thing is, in most cases you have more things you'd like to hit than you have things to hit them with. So early on in the war, would the Russians rather hit the Norwegian radars or would they rather hit the Norwegian airbases defending them? I don't know. What to hit first (or simultaneously?) is an operational level decision, more than a tactical one in this case, since I don't believe the Norwegians have any ABM systems. Maybe they have PAC-3? Maybe they feed systems owned by other NATO countries? I don't know. In my Poland airbase defense scenario, I decided that the Russians would attack the Aegis Ashore site in Poland simultaneously with attacking the airbase because it made the overall attack more effective. I'm not sure that'd necessarily be the case here. If Russia launched a bunch of Iskander missiles at a Norwegian airbase for example, how many aircraft could they get up in the air before they struck? They'd only have a few minutes warning.
For Command, though, it'd be fun to make a scenario of either attacking or defending a Norwegian radar site like that, and beg the question, how might one successfully attack such a site? I don't think that package of Su-24s is enough.
Those are very good points, but if Gunner98 is correct in saying they're in artillery range, I would have thought that option would be a no-brainer - it's not something the Russians are short of, and the targets are fixed and somewhat delicate.