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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 4, No. 243, Part I, 18 December 2000

NEW TOPOL-M UNIT TO BE DEPLOYED BY YEAR'S END. Strategic
Rocket Forces commander General Vladimir Yakovlev has
announced that on 25-26 December, another regiment will be
equipped with Topol-M missiles, Interfax reported on 15
December. This will bring the number of regiments with such
missiles to three. Currently, a total of 20 Topol-M missiles,
which can be fired from a mobile launcher and are therefore
hard to detect, have been deployed equally (10 each) between
the two existing regiments. JC

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