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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

IV. French nuclear forces

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

France’s nuclear arsenal contains approximately 300 warheads earmarked for delivery by submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and aircraft-launched cruise missiles (see table 16.5). In a speech in February 2015 President François Hollande reaffirmed France’s commitment to maintaining an up-to-date nuclear deterrence strike force (force de frappe), consisting of sea- and air-launched components, at a level of ‘strict sufficiency’.1 France has allocated 12 per cent (€22 billion) of its annual defence budgets for 2014–19 to maintaining and modernizing its nuclear forces and infrastructure.2

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "16. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Nov. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-016-div1-102.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 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-016-div1-102.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 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-016-div1-102.xml
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