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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

IV. French nuclear forces

Chapter:
11. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen, Phillip Patton Schell, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian

France’s nuclear arsenal consists of approximately 300 warheads for delivery by submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and air-launched cruise missiles (see table 11.5).1 President François Hollande stated in February 2015 that the stockpile included 300 warheads for 48 SLBMs and 54 cruise missiles.2 Four Triomphant class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) form the backbone of France’s nuclear deterrent, complemented by nuclear-capable land- and sea-based combat aircraft.

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., Hans M. Kristensen, Phillip Patton Schell, Alexander Glaser, and Zia Mian. "11. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Jun. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-11-div1-5.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., Kristensen, H., Patton Schell, P., Glaser, A., & Mian, Z. (2016). 11. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Jun. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-11-div1-5.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., Hans M. Kristensen, Phillip Patton Schell, Alexander Glaser, and Zia Mian. "11. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Jun. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-11-div1-5.xml
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