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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

II. Russian nuclear forces

Chapter:
6. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2019
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

As of January 2019, Russia maintained a military stockpile of approximately 4330 nuclear warheads.1 About 2500 of these were offensive strategic warheads, of which nearly 1600 were deployed on land- and sea-based ballistic missiles and at bomber bases. Russia also possessed approximately 1830 nonstrategic (tactical) nuclear warheads, all of which were in central storage sites.2 An estimated additional 2170 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement, giving a total inventory of approximately 6500 warheads (see table 6.3). In line with the reductions required by the 2010 Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START), in February 2018 Russia reported that it had 1444 deployed warheads attributed to 527 deployed strategic launchers.3 The number of deployed warheads reported under New START differs from the estimate presented here because weapons deployed at bomber bases are not counted under the treaty.

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "6. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-6-div1-035.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 6. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-6-div1-035.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "6. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-6-div1-035.xml
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