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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

II. Russian nuclear forces

Chapter:
16. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2016
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

As of January 2016 Russia maintained an arsenal of approximately 4490 nuclear warheads assigned to nuclear-capable delivery vehicles. About 2540 of these are strategic warheads, of which around 1790 are deployed on ballistic missiles and at bomber bases. Russia also possessed nearly 1950 non-strategic (tactical) nuclear warheads, all of which are in central storage. A further 2800 warheads are in reserve or retired and awaiting dismantlement, for a total inventory of roughly 7290 warheads (see table 16.3).

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "16. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-016-div1-100.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 16. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-016-div1-100.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "16. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-016-div1-100.xml
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