A Russian website published that, for the first time, in History of nuclear missile weaponsRussia outperforms its competitors in this field, and mentioned some of the weapons that Moscow possesses.
In the report published by the “News Re” website, writer Oleg Komsomolsky quoted the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, as saying that Russia has become superior to its competitors in the field of nuclear weapons, as it now possesses unique strategic weapons, including weapons that exceed their speed. The speed of sound, ensuring security for Russia for decades to come.
The writer explained that Russian strategic nuclear weapons consist of long-range missiles that can be launched from land, from a ship or submarine, or from a mobile complex or bomber, including “Yaris,” “Satan,” “Sarmat,” and “Topol-M.” “, “Avangard”, “Dager”, “Sineva”, “Liner”, “Bulava”, “Poseidon” and “Zircon”. Russian tactical nuclear weapons also include “Tulip”, “Iskander” and “Giacinte” and “Malka”.
Russia and America
The writer attributed to the Stockholm Peace Research Institute that Russia and the United States together possess about 90% of all nuclear weapons in the world, as the global stock of nuclear warheads amounts to 12,512 units, of which 5,889 are in the Russian Federation, and 5,244 are in the United States, and China comes in third place. In terms of nuclear capabilities, the number of nuclear warheads increased from 350 to 410 units.
The writer said that according to an article published by Hans Christensen and Matt Korda, experts at the Federation of American Scientists, statistics indicate that the US Air Force possesses 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles, each of which has a single charge with a capacity of 300 or 335 kilotons, and these missiles are on a combat mission in Minno (North Dakota), Malmstrom (Montana), and Francis Warren (Wyoming) bases.
The writer added that the US Air Force has 200 tactical shipments ranging from 0.3 to 50 kilotons for the BI61-3 and BI61-4 bombs, and 100 of them are stored in 6 bases in 5 NATO countries – Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey. The rest are in the United States, and about 300 additional warheads with a power of 5 to 150 kilotons are scheduled to be delivered to the targets by strategic bombers B-2A (20 aircraft) and B-52H (87 aircraft).
The author concluded the report by saying that experts add that the US Navy has 14 Ohio-class strategic submarines that carry up to 20 Trident-2 ballistic missiles: 8 of which are designated for operations in the Pacific Ocean, 6 in the Atlantic Ocean, while 8 to 10 Submarines constantly patrol the sea.