Topol, Topol-M and Yars mobile missile systems would advance for combat patrols in the Ivanovo, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, Kirov and Irkutsk Regions, the Altai Territory and the Republic of Mary El.
On Tuesday, Russia’s Strategic Missile Force’s press office said that ten missile regiments of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force have assumed combat duty and the highest level of alert.
The press office also stated that seven regiments armed with Topol, Topol-M and Yars mobile missile systems would advance for combat patrols in the Ivanovo, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, Kirov and Irkutsk Regions, the Altai Territory and the Republic of Mary El.
“The strategic missile forces will practice moving missile systems to field positions, performing marches with the change of field positions, carrying out measures for organization of the ground, camouflaging, protecting and defending military hardware and field positions,” the press office said to the reporters.
According to the press office, the counter-sabotage units will block and destroy notional subversive groups, including with the use of counter-sabotage combat vehicles Taifun-M equipped with drones.
The press office also said that the missile teams would be responsible to repel a ground and air attack of an imaginary enemy and carry out simulated missile launches. In addition, about 20 missile units are preparing to assume combat duty in field positions and over 30 protection formations will also perform missions during field marches.
In 2016, Russia’s Strategic Missile Force is scheduled to hold over 100 command and staff, tactical and special exercises. The practice of snap combat readiness checks will be continued in the Russian Strategic Missile Force this year as well.