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Russia adds 2 Topol-M ballistic missiles to nuclear deterrent

19:38 17/12/2010

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have deployed two additional Topol-M silo-based missile systems, SMF Commander Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said on Friday.

"The new systems, which are part of the new sixth regiment of silo-based Topol-Ms in service with the Tatishchevo Missile Division near Saratov in southwestern Russia, were deployed on December 14," Karakayev said.

With the new addition, the SMF now have 52 silo-based and 18 mobile Topol-M missile systems.

The SMF commander said the Tatishchevo Missile Division would receive eight additional silo-based Topol-M systems in 2011-2012.

The Topol-M missile, with a range of about 7,000 miles (11,000 km), is said to be immune to any current and planned U.S. anti-ballistic missile defense. It is capable of making evasive maneuvers to avoid a kill using terminal phase interceptors, and carries targeting countermeasures and decoys.

It is also shielded against radiation, electromagnetic pulse, nuclear blasts, and is designed to survive a hit from any form of laser technology.

MOSCOW, December 17 (RIA Novosti)

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