18th Machine-Gun Artillery Division

18-я пулемётно-артиллерийская дивизия

Military Unit: 65531

Activated 19.5.78 in Knyaze-Volkonskoye, Khabarovsk Kray, and transferred to the Kurile Islands during the summer of 1978.

Organisation 1980:

In 1981 the 1527th independent Machine-Gun Artillery Battalion was activated in Krabozavodskoye, Shikotan Island.

In 1989 re-organised, now with:

In 1993 the 1229th independent Electronic Warfare Company was activated.

In 1997 the 484th and 605th Machine-Gun Artillery Regiments was renamed 49th and 46th Machine-Gun Artillery Regiments.



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The division was maintained as a Ready Division - First Line (US terms: Category I) - manning was almost 90%.