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    Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers


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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  Isos on Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:45 pm

    Trident commission in UK analyses nuclear capabilities of each country. Tell many umbers like active warheads, strategic and tactical number of warheads...


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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:28 am

    It is always talked about ICBM's, but what about Russia's tactical nuclear arsenal? Do we have any figures regarding how many warheads they use and what exact missiles are currently in service?


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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:25 am

    New START September 2016 numbers

    The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 September 2016 data exchange. Russia declared 1796 deployed warheads, 508 deployed launchers, and 847 total launchers. In March 2016 the numbers were 1735, 521, and 856 respectively.

    The U.S. numbers in September 2016 were 1367 warheads, 681 deployed and 848 total launchers (1481, 741, and 878 in March 2016).

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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  eehnie on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:02 pm

    Current status

    In January 2016 Russia was estimated to have 525 strategic launchers and about 1800 nuclear warheads. In its September 2015 New START data exchange Russia reported 526 deployed launchers with 1648 New START-accountable nuclear warheads.

    The Strategic Rocket Forces were estimated to have 299 operational missile systems that include missiles that can carry 902 warheads. These include 46 R-36M2 (SS-18) missiles, 30 UR-100NUTTH (SS-19) missiles, 72 road-mobile Topol (SS-25) systems, 60 silo-based and 18 road-mobile Topol-M (SS-27) systems, and 73 RS-24 missiles [SS-29]].

    [Strategic Rocket Forces...]

    The Russian strategic fleet includes 10 operational strategic missile submarines with SLBMs, whose missiles can carry 160 missiles with 704 nuclear warheads. Five operational Project 667BDRM submarines are based in the Northern Fleet. These submarines carry 80 R-29RM (SS-N-23) launchers. One Project 955 submarine with 16 Bulava SLBMs on board is also based in the Northern Fleet. The only remaining Pacific Fleet base hosts two 667BDR (Delta III) submarines, which carry 36 R-29R (SS-N-18) missiles and two Project 955 submarines with 32 Bulava SLBMs.

    [Strategic fleet...]

    The Russian strategic aviation consists of 66 bombers that carry an estimated 200 long-range cruise missiles and bombs. The bombers are 11 Tu-160 (Blackjack) and 55 Tu-95MS (Bear H). The bombers can carry various modifications of the Kh-55 (AS-15) and Kh-101 cruise missiles and gravity bombs.

    [Strategic aviation...]

    In November 2015 Russia launched the first satellite of the new-generation early-warning system, EKS. The satellite is currently undergoing tests.

    [Early warning and defense...]

    [January 12, 2016]

    I would expect Russia move their silo-bassed SS-27 to mobile platforms.

    Also I would expect Russia to include armoured cabins for all their mobile platforms. It would help in the scorting and it would mean an important modernization, increasing by the right way the modernization rates on strategic forces.


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    Re: Russian Strategic Nuclear Warheads: Numbers

    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:17 am

    Silos are expensive but generally require a direct hit to defeat.

    Once you have built them they are a rather effective and secure way of having ready to launch missiles.

    A few batteries of SAMs nearby can be used to defend from conventional or first strike attack so they are pretty safe too... they should be able to launch the missiles before any successful attack can take them out.

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