In January 2015 Russia was estimated to have 499 strategic launchers with about 1900 nuclear warheads. The Strategic Rocket Forces are estimated to have 305 operational missile systems of six types that carry 1166 warheads. The strategic fleet includes 8 strategic missile submarines with SLBMs on board. The operationally deployed 128 SLBMs can carry 512 nuclear warheads. Strategic aviation bomber force consists of 66 bombers that have about 200 weapons assigned to them. As of February 2015, Russia had a network of early-warning radars and no operational early-warning satellites.
Ryazan submarine of the Project 667BDR/Delta III class has been transferred to the covered dry dock at the Zvezda plant. According to a representative of the plant, the submarine is undergoing repairs and is will return to service at some...
Now that Alexander Nevskiy Project 955 submarine has full complement of missiles on board, its transfer to the Pacific will take place as planned - in August-September 2015. Its counterpart, Vladimir Monomakh, on the other hand, will stay in the...
Alexander Nevskiy submarine of the Project 955 class is reported to be ready for service with full complement of Bulava missiles on board. The submarine carried out a launch of the Bulava in November 2014. In 2015 it is expected...
The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 March 2015 data exchange. The release shows that at that date Russia reported having 515 deployed launchers and 1582 operationally deployed warheads. It also reported having 890 total...
On March 31, 2015 at 16:47:56 MSK (13:47:56 UTC) the Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Rockot space launcher with Briz-KM booster stage from the launch pad No. 3 of the launch complex No. 133 of the Plesetsk...
According to a report in Kommersant, Russia conducted a test of the RS-26 missile on March 18, 2015. The missile was launched from the Kapustin Yar test site and the warheads (or warhead) successfully reached the target at the Sary-Shagan...
On March 25, 2015 22:08:46 UTC (March 26, 2015 03:08:46 local time) the Strategic Rocket Forces with the support of the Kosmotras company carried out a successful launch of a Dnepr space launcher from the Yasnyy launch site at the...
On February 27, 2015, at 14:01 MSK (11:01 UTC), the Space and Air Defense Forces carried out a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1a launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 3 of the Plesetsk...
Russia appears to have conducted a flight test of the Project 4202 vehicle on February 26, 2015 from one of the silos in Dombarovskiy. Project 4202 is believed to be some kind of a hypersonic vehicle that will be delivered...
For a while, it appeared that deployment of Topol-M missiles in silos was discontinued after the number of missiles reached 60 at the end of 2012. Deployment of the last four missiles took more than a year, so it did...