The sixth Russian army regiment equipped with ballistic missile Topol-M is operational Russia
Military News - Russia
Saturday, 18 December 2010, 13:55 PM
The sixth Russian army regiment equipped with ballistic missile Topol-M is operational.
The sixth Russian army regiment equipped with ballistic missiles Topol-M missiles on silo is operational since December 14th, announced Friday December 17, 2010, the commander of the Russian strategic ballistic Troops, the general Sergueï Karakaïev.
“On December 14th, the sixth regiment equipped with ensiled Topol-M ballistic missiles became operational within the ballistic division of Tatichtchevo (Saratov)”, indicated the general Karakaïev.
The division deployed in the Volga region includes a headquarters and two silos missiles, it specified. Four other silos Topol-M missiles will become operational in 2011. In 2012, the regiment will have ten silos missiles of this type, added the commander.
Missile RS-12M2 Topol-M (code NATO SS-27 Sickle B1) is the first missile developed by Russia after the bursting of the USSR. With a great manoeuvrability (it crosses any anti-missile shield), very discrete and easy to deploy, Topol-M exists in mobile and stationary version. This missile could become the principal weapon of the Russian strategic ballistic Troops within ten years.