Three new mobile Topol-M missiles were deployed in Teykovo, completing the deployment of 65 missiles of this type - 50 silo-based and 15 mobile. The Rocket Forces were expected to reach this point by the end of 2008, but apparently encountered some problems - only 12 mobile missiles were operational at Teykovo in the end of December.

The exact number of missiles deployed in December was not reported at the time, so I assumed that the Rocket Forces were on target and counted all 65 Topol-M missiles as deployed in my end of the year report. Later reports - in January and February - confirmed the delay. I kept the number at 65, hoping that the Rocket Forces would catch up sooner rather than later. Now they did.