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    franco

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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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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:23 pm



    The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 September 2018 data exchange. Russia declared 1420 deployed warheads, 517 deployed launchers, and 775 total launchers. In February 2018 the numbers were 1444, 527, and 779 respectively.

    The U.S. numbers in September 2018 were 1398 warheads, 659 deployed and 800 total launchers (1350, 652, and 800 in February 2018).
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:31 pm

    franco wrote:
    1 September 2018 data exchange. Russia declared 1420 deployed warheads,
    . In February 2018 the numbers were 1444

    so actually warhead numbers dropped in Russia
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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:43 am

    Most of the older missiles being retired are SS-19s and SS-18s with larger numbers of warheads each...

    When Sarmat starts entering service they will redress the reduction and probably increase warhead numbers a little bit.

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