According to a representative of the Strategic Rocket Forces, Russia keeps 96% of its ICBMs on high alert ("ready for immediate use"). This is a rather high readiness rate, although it hasn't changed since 2008.
In a general view it is abstract figure... From what they calculate the percent? :-)
Why? There is a number for missiles that are on combat duty, ready to be launched. And there are missiles that are serviced, repaired, etc.
But is not only missiles... There are still numerous automobile chassis and a set of mechanical and electronic devices which demand the servicing and repair. I don't think that all this perhaps synchronously to support in readiness with coefficient 96%... (???)
As the explanation: the missile in the container can be without service and repair long... But any automobile chassis demands regular service in accurately certain times and also seasonal (winter/summer), if differently -- there is no serviceability guarantee. If You withdraw the chassis from combat duty on regular services, there is no coefficient of 96%.
Good points. But we'll have to take their word for it, even if there are reasons to be skeptical.
Yes. But only one mobile command post of the SS-25 type division (15V119) includes 19 chassis... You represent, how many chassis in regiments and in divisions in general...
It is one of negative sides of mobile ICBM concept...