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Russia protects strategic missiles

20th January 2017 - 13:02 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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Russia is taking on more new armoured security vehicles designed to protect its strategic missile assets.

The MoD announced on 9 January that it had completed the development of the vehicle, called Typhoon-M.

It is to be used by the units armed with the RS-25 Yars (SS-29) mobile strategic missile. In 2016, as many as 14 Typhoon-Ms were taken on strength and 12 more will follow suite in 2017. 

The Typhoon-M is intended to provide protection from diversionary teams which intend to attack the positions of the Russian nuclear-tipped mobile strategic missiles, both when deployed in the field and on

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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