A round black fabric patch with blue edging.
In the center of the patch, on the blue background, there is a tiger holding a downturned sword in its grinning jaw.
On the background, there is a white dome of an open parachute.
At the bottom of the patch there is a triangular shield with widely straightened soaring wings, painted in the colors of Russian National Flag.
The blue color of the edging is the symbol of honor and fidelity, the traditional color of the Strategic Missile Forces military uniform.
The tiger is a symbol of strength and fury.
The drawn sword symbolizes willingness to armed struggle.
The parachute is the means of the troops delivery to the battlefield.
The soaring wings is the symbol of speed and mobility.
Along the bottom perimeter of the sleeve patch there is the abbreviated name of the battalion, and in the upper part – its motto.
The history of the counter sabotage troops of the Strategic Missile Forces began simultaneously with the advent of the Missile Forces themselves – on December 17, 1959.
In the early years, the protection of the starting positions and launchers was carried by the guards formed from the combat units servicemen, who got their nickname – “Tigers”.
In 1990, at the headquarters of the missile armies, the specialized counter sabotage units were established. Among the main tasks of the new-formed units were protection and defense of the launchers, command posts, cables of combat command and control; detection and destruction of the reconnaissance and sabotage groups of the enemy in the positional areas of the Missile Forces. The servicemen of these units had a good firing, physical and special tactical training. Among the officers they conducted paratroop and diving training.
The 1730th Special Purpose Battalion was disbanded on April 2001, its functions were later took by the 1790th Separate Counter Sabotage Battalion.
In 2002, the 53rd and 43rd Missile Armies, inherited by Ukraine from the USSR, were also disbanded. The nuclear potential of the 43rd Army was eliminated.
As of January 2009, the Strategic Missile Forces included three missile armies formed of 11 missile divisions armed with four types of strategic missile systems.