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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

II. Russian nuclear forces

Chapter:
10. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

As of January 2021, Russia maintained a military stockpile of approximately 4495 nuclear warheads—around 180 more than the estimate for January 2020. About 2585 of these were offensive strategic warheads, of which roughly 1625 were deployed on land- and sea-based ballistic missiles and at bomber bases. Russia also possessed approximately 1910 non-strategic (tactical) nuclear warheads—a slight increase compared with the estimate for January 2020, largely due to the Russian Navy’s fielding of dual-capable non-strategic weapons. All of the non-strategic warheads are thought to be at central storage sites.1 An estimated additional 1760 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement (300 fewer than the estimate for 2020), giving a total inventory of approximately 6255 warheads (see table 10.3).

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "10. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-010-div1-053.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 10. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-010-div1-053.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "10. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-010-div1-053.xml
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