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Russia Deploys ICBM Simulation Gear
Russia this year supplied over 50 Topol-M and Yars ICBM trainer units to its Teikovo missile division, a military official told ITAR-Tass on Friday (see GSN, Nov. 3).
The Teikovo division -- located in the Ivanovo region in central Russia -- encompasses a single Yars regiment as well as two Topol-M regiments, Russian strategic missile forces spokesman Col. Vadim Koval said. The branch is slated under the Russian Defense Ministry's schedule to receive 30 movable Topol-M and Yars firing units before 2012.
Seven types of fourth- and fifth-generation missiles -- four designed for firing from underground facilities and three from transferable launchpads -- are overseen by the strategic missile forces, according to ITAR-Tass. The subterranean missiles comprise 45 percent of the service's arsenal and hold 85 percent of its nuclear warheads (ITAR-Tass, Nov. 11).
Sept. 27, 2013
A fact sheet on current and projected costs of maintaining the U.S. nuclear deterrent, produced by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
July 18, 2013
The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.