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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

IV. French nuclear forces

Chapter:
11. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

France’s nuclear arsenal consists of approximately 300 warheads, a number that has remained stable in recent years. The warheads are earmarked for delivery by 48 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and 54 air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs), which provides France with both strategic and tactical nuclear capabilities.1 France has allocated 12 per cent (c. €22 billion) of its annual defence budgets for 2014–19 to maintaining and modernizing its nuclear forces and infrastructure at a level of ‘strict sufficiency’.2

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "11. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-11-div1-60.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 11. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-11-div1-60.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "11. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-11-div1-60.xml
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