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///////~iiiij, '?~ ~~~~~~ NPIC/R-167/63 July 1963 PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION BRIEF GROZNYY MRBM LAUNCH COMPLEX, USSR Handle Via This document contains classified information affecting the national security of the United States withniann^e rohibits its transmission meaning of the espionage laws U. S. Code Title 18, Sections 793 and 794. The law p or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person, as well as its use in any prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government tot e ersonnel especially indoctrinated and authorized to detriment of the United States. It is to be seen only by P receive TALENT-KEYHOLE information. Its security must be maintained in accordance with KEYHOLE an WARNING NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER Approved For Re Approved For Release' 1 /~~~ NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER Tale: Groznyy MRBM Launch Complex, USSR Geo Coords: None ~~~8 B04560A000800010024-4 ? IA NA ~NPIC/R-167/63 References: USATC 200, Sheet 325-7A, 1st ed, Feb 58, & Sheet 325-2A, 1st ed, May 58(S); AMS Series N501, Sheet NK38-2 (U) NPIC Project J-120/63 (partial answer) A newly identified MRBM launch complex is located in the Caucasus Mountains near the town of Ordzhonikidze and approximately 32 nm WSW of Groznyy. It is composed of two soft MRBM launch areas (Type I) and a hardened MRBM/IRBM launch area (Type IV). The completed launch complex was partially visible, although not identifiable, was observed on fair-quality photography on KEYHOLE The two soft MRBM launch areas are con- nected directly by good road to the rail-served town of Nazran; the hardened launch area is connected to the rail-served city of Ordzhon- ikidzevskaya. MRBM LAUNCH AREA 1 (SUNZHENSKOYE) The southern launch area (Figure 1) is located at 43-08-OON 44-55-15E, 6 nm NE of Sunzhenskoye. The launch area consists of an irregularly configured Type I launch site and an administration and housing section con- 25X1 D 25X1 D Approved For Relea'~ FIGURE 2. MRBM LAUNCH AREA 2(NESTEROVSKAYA~ 25X1 D 25X1 D -1- 01~178B04560A000800010024-4