700th Missile Regiment

700-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 12425, from 30.7.71: 59943

Activated 30.7.64 at Yurya, Kirov Oblast, from parts of the 131st Missile Regiment - under the 8th Missile Division.

The regiment controlled site BSP-17 with 2 R-16 (SS-7) pads, which went on alert duty 29.2.64.

In 1969 the regiment stood down, and the BSP-17 site was transferred to the 776th Guards Missile Regiment.

On 15.7.71 transferred to Khmelnitskiy, Khmelnitskiy Oblast, now under the 19th Missile Division.

The regiment went on alert duty 15.2.74 in area BRK-10 with 10 UR-100U (15A20U) silos.

Converted to the UR-100NU, and went on alert duty 5.82.

The missiles were removed between March and May 1997, and the regiment officially stood down in 22.12.97.

Disbanded 1.7.98.

US designation 1964-1969: Yurya ICBM complex (Launch site I, later Launch Site 11). Type IID pads.

Yurya Launch Site 11 (BSP-17) (59 20 36N, 49 25 26E):

US designation: 1974 - 1997 Derazhnya ICBM Complex - Launch Group I (Ten Type IIIG and one Type IIIX silos):