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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

IV. French nuclear forces

Chapter:
10. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2020
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

France’s nuclear arsenal consists of approximately 290 warheads. The warheads are earmarked for delivery by 48 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and 50 air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) produced for land-and carrier-based aircraft (see table 10.5). France considers all of its nuclear weapons to be strategic, even though the weapons carried by the airborne component of its nuclear forces have characteristics (i.e. a limited range and yield) that other nuclear-armed states consider to be tactical.1

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "10. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 28 Nov. 2020. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-010-div1-137.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 10. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 Nov. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-010-div1-137.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "10. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 28 Nov. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-010-div1-137.xml
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