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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

III. British nuclear forces

Chapter:
7. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

As of January 2023 the United Kingdom’s nuclear weapon stockpile consisted of approximately 225 warheads (see table 7.4)—an unchanged estimate from the previous year. SIPRI assesses that around 120 of these are operationally available for delivery by Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), with about 40 being carried on a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) that is on patrol at all times. The UK is expected to increase the number of warheads it possesses in the coming years.

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-009.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 7. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-009.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-009.xml
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