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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2022

SIPRI Yearbook 2022

II. Russian nuclear forces

Chapter:
10. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2022
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

As of January 2022, Russia maintained a military stockpile of approximately 4477 nuclear warheads, around 20 fewer than the estimate for January 2021. About 2565 of these were offensive strategic warheads, of which roughly 1588 were deployed on land-and sea-based ballistic missiles and at bomber bases. Russia also possessed approximately 1912 non-strategic (tactical) nuclear warheads. All of the non-strategic warheads are thought to be at central storage sites.1 An estimated additional 1500 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement (260 fewer than the estimate for 2021), giving a total inventory of approximately 5977 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. 28 Jan. 2023. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-010-div1-049.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 10. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2022: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 Jan. 2023, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-010-div1-049.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "10. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2022: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 28 Jan. 2023, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-010-div1-049.xml
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