562nd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment

562-й зенитно-ракетный полк

Military Unit: 51860

Activated 1953 in Elektrostal, Moscow Oblast - initially as the 1926th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment for Special Use and from 1955 as the 562nd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment for Special Use.

1953 to 1988 equipped with 60 S-25 (SA-1) launchers:

From mid-1978 began conversion to the S-300P (SA-10) missile, and the first battalion became operational 20.4.79.

In 1979 the S-25 battalions were reduced to mobilisation battalions (cadre), and missiles were withdrawn to a central storage base - the S-25 battalions were disbanded 1988.

1.7.81 the regiment became operational with four S-300P (later S-300PM) battalions (as the second PVO unit):

In 1988 absorbed by the 606th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment, while the 4th independent Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion became part of the 629th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment.