Latitude: 55° 41' 11" N Longitude: 37° 11' 53" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
Vlasikha. HQ of the Raketnye Voyska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya (Strategic Missile Force) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/RSF_great_emblem.jpg Controling Russia's land-based nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), nuclear intermediate-range ballistic missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles with ranges over 1,000 kms.
At the START treaty the order of battle and the composition of missiles and warheads of the Strategic Rocket Forces had to be revealed.
By 2017 the official number of missiles is as follows:
- 46 silo-based R-36M2 (NATO: SS-18 Satan); - 30 silo-based UR-100N (NATO SS-19 Stiletto);
- 56 mobile RT-2PM "Topol" (NATO SS-25 Sickle); - 60 silo-based RT-2UTTH "Topol M" (NATO SS-27 Sickle B);
- 18 mobile RT-2UTTH "Topol M" (NATO SS-27 Sickle BM); - 20 silo-based RS-24 "Yars" (NATO SS-29)
- 90 mobile RS-24 "Yars" (NATO SS-29)
These are deployed at 3 rocket armies and their subordinate units
Russian military recently stated that all SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs will be replaced. The future strategic missile force will be smaller but appx 70% will be MIRVed (equipped with multiple warheads) by 2024.
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