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    Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

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    miketheterrible

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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:03 pm

    I imagine those can be moved out and ready rather quickly.

    But what the fuck do I know.
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  eehnie on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:34 pm

    franco wrote:
    eehnie wrote:
    franco wrote:
    New START data exchange shows the United States and Russia are on track to meet the limits

    The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 September 2017 data exchange. Russia declared 1561 deployed warheads, 501 deployed launchers, and 790 total launchers. In March 2017 the numbers were 1765, 523, and 816 respectively.

    The U.S. numbers in September 2017 were 1393 warheads, 660 deployed and 800 total launchers (1411, 673, and 820 in March 2017).

    There has been a lot of speculation that Russia might not be able (or is not going) to comply with the New START limits by the February 2018 deadline. It was never clear what what was behind these speculations, since Russia always had plenty of options to choose from - from withdrawing old R-36M2 and UR-100NUTTH missiles from service to decommissioning even older Project 667BDR submarines. Figuring out what exactly has been done may take some time, though.

    Between the 289 not deployed Russian launchers I assume it would be safe enough to say:

    12 Tu-95 in the reserve
    32-48 of 2-3 submarines in the reserve (recently one returned to active service)
    210 SS-25 likely in the reserve
    some SS-18 silos

    Some SS-19 also, still seems a lot.

    Maybe some SS-19, yes.

    I would expect, that having the choice, Russia would prefer to keep the SS-18 silos over the SS-19 silos. In part because of being more powerful system, in part because going to the SS-30 systems the SS-18 silos have better potential of adaptation.
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  franco on Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 am

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3080655.html

    Straight from the horses mouth.

    February's nuclear totals.
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:43 am

    franco wrote:https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3080655.html

    Straight from the horses mouth.

    February's nuclear totals.  

    So Russia even has less nukes?

    That's fucking stupid.

    What about tactical nukes?
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:15 am

    miketheterrible wrote:
    franco wrote:https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3080655.html

    Straight from the horses mouth.

    February's nuclear totals.  

    So Russia even has less nukes?

    That's fucking stupid.

    What about tactical nukes?


    Nope. AFAIK Russia is building up its strategic arsenal till limits. This si one. Second what is really difference between strategic 150kt form Bulava and 100kt tactical form Iskander?
    Besides hypersonic airborne missiles can have similar effects against important targets.
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  franco on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:35 am

    miketheterrible wrote:
    franco wrote:https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3080655.html

    Straight from the horses mouth.

    February's nuclear totals.  

    So Russia even has less nukes?

    That's fucking stupid.

    What about tactical nukes?

    Suspect the purpose is to meet the Treaty reduction goals. As for the other issue, quality over quantity. Not sure of the tactical weapons, not Treaty regulated. Any info out there would be just a guess.
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:44 am

    If I'm correct, the treaty goals is 1,500 warheads maximum. In this case, Russia is below that, meaning they need to build some newer systems. Hopefully that number increases as newer systems come out.
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:35 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:
    franco wrote:https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3080655.html

    Straight from the horses mouth.

    February's nuclear totals.  

    So Russia even has less nukes?

    That's fucking stupid.

    What about tactical nukes?

    The Russian Federation has fully fulfilled its obligations to reduce strategic offensive arms. As of February 5, 2018 our total potential is:

    - 527 units for deployed ICBMs, deployed SLBMs and deployed heavy bombers;
    - 1,444 units for warheads on deployed ICBMs, warheads on deployed SLBMs and nuclear warheads counted for deployed heavy bombers;
    - 779 units for deployed and non-deployed launchers of ICBMs, deployed and non-deployed launchers of SLBMs, deployed and non-deployed heavy bombers.

    Tactical nukes dont count on these numbers. Only ICBM-SLBM warheads and nuclear cruise missiles


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