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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

II. Russian nuclear forces

Chapter:
6. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

As of January 2018, Russia maintained an arsenal of approximately 4350 nuclear warheads. About 2520 of these are strategic warheads, of which nearly 1600 are deployed on land- and sea-based ballistic missiles and at bomber bases. Russia also possessed approximately 1830 non-strategic (tactical) nuclear warheads, all of which are in central storage sites.1 An estimated additional 2500 warheads were retired or awaiting dismantlement, giving a total inventory of approximately 6850 warheads (see table 6.3). The reduction in Russia’s deployed strategic warheads from the estimated total of 1950 in early 2017 was due to its continuing implementation of the 2010 Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) during 2017.2

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "6. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-031.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 6. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-031.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "6. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-031.xml
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