Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN)

Ракетные войска стратегического назначения (РВСН)

Military Unit: 69665

Commanders:

Activated 17.12.59 in Odintsovs, Moscow Region.

Organisation 1959:

The Central Command Post became fully operational in 1960, and the following schools were attached to the RVSN:

Organisation December 1961:

In June 1962 the Scientific and Technical Committee of Rocket Forces was activated, followed by the Office of Chief Engineer RVSN in November 1962.

In July 1964 the 1st Volsk Artillery Technical School was detached from the RVSN, and the Kiev Artillery Technical School was disbanded 1.9.65.

In 10.64 the Central Management of Space Facilities (TSUKOS) is activated under the RVSN.

19.9.65 three more schools were detached form the RVSN (Kamyshin, Kazan and Saratov Artillery Technical Schools).

In 1966 the Aviation Division of the Main Staff RVSN was activated.

In January 1967 the alternate Control Center became operational (ZTSKP RVSN).

On 1.12.68 the Office of Chief Engineer RVSN became the General Directorate of Missile Operations.

In March 1970 the Central Management of Space Facilities (TSUKOS) is renamed General Directorate for Space Vehicles (GUKOS).

The Khabarovsk Artillery Technical School was disbanded in 1971.

The Central Command Post becomes operational with a new system of automated management in 1972.

In 11.74 the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defence (12th GUMO) is detached from the RVSN, and comes directly under the Ministry of Defence - replaced by a new 6th Directorate in the RVSN.

Organisation 1975:

In 1976 a modernized automated system of combat control and new equipment for radio control becomes operational in the Central Command Post.

In June 1981 an alternate mobile Command Post becomes operational.

In November 1981 the General Directorate for Space Vehicles (GUKOS) is detached from the RVSN, and comes directly under the Ministry of Defence.

In June 1982 the Krasnodar Higher Military Engineering School is activated under the RVSN.

In 1986 a second alternate Central Control Post becomes operational.

RVSN coordinates:

Ballistic Missile Storage Facilities (all built 1952 - 1960):

Nuclear Warhead Storage Facilities - see the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defence.

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