205th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade

205-я зенитно-ракетная бригада

Military Unit: 43690

Activated 1960 in Riga, Latvian SSR, as the 185th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment (ex. 1291st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment).

Initially with 4 S-75 (SA-2) battalions, with an additional 5 S-125 (SA-3) battalions activated in 1966.

6.68 renamed 205th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade.

Organisation 1960's:

During 1968 to 1975 two independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Groups with a total of 5 launch S-200 (SA-5) battalions were added to the brigade:

1980's with 5 S-200V (SA-5), 4 S-75 (SA-2) and 5 S-125 (SA-3) battalions.

Two S-300PT battalions were activated in 1983, followed by an additional 4 S-300PS battalions by 1987.

The S-200V group (3 battalions) near Riga was disbanded in 1989 - except for the technical battalion.

1991 with 2 S-200V and 6 S-300PT/PS battalions.

Disbanded 1993.