Country: Kazakhstan Region: .
Latitude: 50° 22' 59" N Longitude: 80° 9' 48" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Former Soviet Semey SS-23 base. Closed an now located in Kazakhstan.
The OTR-23 Oka (NATO: SS-23 Spider) was a mobile theatre ballistic missile deployed by the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/SS-23_Sofia_Military_History_Museum.JPG
Introduction of the SS-23 strengthened Soviet theatre nuclear capabilities as its range and accuracy allowed it to strike hardened as well as moving NATO targets. The SS-23 also had a fast reaction time, being able to fire in appx.3 minutes and was very hard to intercept,
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