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Russia Beefs Up Ballistic Missile Launchers Patrolling

Russian mobile ballistic missile launchers have been put on combat patrol mission in six Russian regions.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) Colonel Igor Yegorov said on February 4 that "the Topol, Topol-M and Yars mobile launchers are drilling combat duty tasks in six regions of the country with extended combat patrolling time."

Yegorov said that some 700 pieces of military equipment, including launchers,have been deployed in several regions across Russia.

Yegorov added that the time of winter combat patrolling has been extended by nearly a month this year.

"This means that each missile regiment will spend on combat patrolling routes about 60 days per year," Yegorov said.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS