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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

III. Estimated number of nuclear explosions, 1945–2009

Chapter:
8. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2010
Author(s):
Vitaly Fedchenko

Table 8B.2 lists the known nuclear explosions to date, including nuclear tests conducted in nuclear weapon test programmes, explosions carried out for peaceful purposes and the two nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The totals also include tests for safety purposes carried out by France, the Soviet Union and the USA, irrespective of the yield and of whether they caused a nuclear explosion.17 The table does not include subcritical experiments. Simultaneous detonations, also called salvo explosions, were carried out by the USA (from 1963) and the Soviet Union (from 1965), mainly for economic reasons.18 Of the Soviet tests, 20 per cent were salvo experiments, as were 6 per cent of the US tests.

Citation (MLA):
Fedchenko, Vitaly. "8. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-83.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Fedchenko, V. (2016). 8. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-83.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Fedchenko, Vitaly. "8. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-83.xml
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