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    SUCCESSFUL MISSILE LAUNCH FROM TOCHKA-U COMPLEX IN TRANS-BAIKALIA

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    NOVOSIBIRSK, April 2, 2004 (RIA Novosti) - In Transbaikalia the Land Forces successfully launched a missile from a Tochka-U complex.

    The head of the Siberian Military District press service, Colonel Valery Shcheblanin told RIA Novosti that the missile was launched during the Command Post Exercises in the Siberian Military District.

    According to Col. Shcheblanin, a missile unit marched to a predetermined region, carried out a tactical exercise and at a predetermined time, launched a missile which hit the enemy's theoretical command post.

    The unit has already made 60 successful combat launches. It was awarded a pendant of the Defense Minister, in 2003 was recognized as the best missile and artillery unit of the Siberian Military District and many of its officers have been awarded state awards.

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