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Rybachiy
5254'00"N 15833'00"E

The primary Pacific Fleet operating bases are Pavlovskoye [Pavlovsk] near Vladivostok and Rybachiy near Petropavlovsk. Petropavlovsk is home to much of Russia's Pacific nuclear submarine fleet.

Located on the far-eastern frontier of Russia and the former Soviet Union, Kamchatka has always been of strategic importance. Home to the Pacific nuclear submarine fleet at the secret Rybachy base, the Peninsula was a closed region for many decades, until the early 1990s. Even today, a decade after the Cold War's end, Russia continues to maintain a heavy military presence on the Peninsula, and many areas of Kamchatka remain off-limits. Located across Avacha Bay, the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the industrial, scientific and cultural center of Kamchatka.

Rybachiy is an inspectable submarine facility under the START-1 agreement. The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) on 31 July 1991. When START entered into force on 05 December 1994, the signatories began to implement the Treaty's complex set of intrusive inspection and verification measures. As part of START's verification provisions, each signatory was required to declare all facilities related to ICBMs, submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers. The former Soviet Union (FSU) has declared over five dozen START-inspectable sites in all categories, including five SLBM facilities and six submarine facilities.

SUBMARINE BASE: RYBACHIY    

SLBM TYPE
  SS-N-6 SS-N-8 SS-N-18
DEPLOYED SLBMS 16 24 144
DEPLOYED LAUNCHERS OF SLBMS 16 24 144
NON-DEPLOYED SLBMS 10 0 11
BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES BASED AT THIS SUBMARINE BASE:      
NUMBER OF SUBMARINES/AGGREGATE NUMBER OF LAUNCHERS BY SLBM TYPE:      

SUBMARINE TYPE:

     
YANKEE I
1/16    
DELTA I
  2/24  
DELTA III
    9/144
  NUMBER    
STORAGE CRANES 0    
MISSILE TENDERS 0    

References

  • ANNEX B. SLBMS AND SLBM LAUNCHERS Russian Federation START MOU dated: 1 July 1998


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