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Russian Strategic Missile Forces: constantly on standby

Russian Strategic Missile Forces were created on December 17, 1959

Russian Strategic Missile Forces were created on December 17, 1959. This military branch of Russian armed forces controls country's land-based inter-continental ballistic missiles. Presently six types of missile systems are on combat duty. Three of them are ground-based and other three are silo-based. Around 6,000 people serve daily at combat posts in alert forces, no less than 95% of missile systems on combat duty are constantly on standby for immediate launch of missiles. Russian Strategic Missile Forces in photo gallery by TASS.