On December 21, 2003 the Strategic Rocket Forces deployed a new regiment of Topol-M (SS-27) missiles. The regiment, which became a part of the missile division in Tatishchevo, Saratov oblast, includes six single-warhead silo-based missiles. It complemented three other Topol-M regiments that have been previously deployed in Tatishchevo, bringing the total number of operationally deployed Topol-M missiles to 36.