606th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment

606-й зенитно-ракетный полк

Military Unit: 61996

Activated 12.52 in Zakharovo, Moscow Oblast - initially as the 1934th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment for Special Use and from 1955 as the 606th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment for Special Use.

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

1981 reduced to a mobilisation (cadre) regiment - the personnel was demobilised, and the equipment withdrawn to a central storage base - the S-25 battalions were disbanded 1988.

1988 absorbed the 562nd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment, and took over it's three S-300PM battalions:

In 2.98 united with the 256th Guards Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment, and renamed 606th Guards Red Banner Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment.

In 2000 the regimental HQ was transferred to Elektrostal, Moscow Oblast.

From 2006 the 3rd battalion began conversion to the S-400 (SA-21) missile, and became operational 6.8.07.

The 1st battalion became operational with the S-400 (SA-21) missile in 2009.

Organisation 2009: