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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

IV. French nuclear forces

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

As of January 2023 France’s nuclear weapon stockpile consisted of about 290 warheads, the same number as in January 2022. The warheads are allocated for delivery by 48 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and approximately 50 air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) produced for land-and carrier-based aircraft (see table 7.5). However, the 10 warheads assigned to France’s carrier-based aircraft are thought to be kept in central storage and are not normally deployed.

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 24 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-010.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 24 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-010.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 24 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-010.xml
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