In January 2017 Russia was estimated to have 528 strategic launchers with about 1800 nuclear warheads. The Strategic Rocket Forces are estimated to have 286 operational missile systems of six types that carry 958 warheads. The strategic fleet includes 12 strategic missile submarines with SLBMs on board. The operationally deployed 160 SLBMs can carry 752 nuclear warheads. Strategic aviation bomber force consists of 66 bombers that have about 200 weapons assigned to them. Russia operates two satellites of the new-generation early-warning system, EKS, and a network of early-warning radars.
The fourth submarine of the Project 955A, Knyaz Vladimir, is expected to join the navy by the end of 2019. It will remain with the Northern Fleet, joining the first Project 955 submarine, Yuri Dolgorukiy. Construction of Knyaz Vladimir began...
On August 30, 2019 the Space Forces conducted a launch of a Rockot space launcher with the Geo-IK-2 geodetic satellite. The launch took place at 17:00 MSK (14:00 UTC) from the launch pad No. 3 of the launch complex...
On 24 August 2019 two submarines of the Northern Fleet conducted successful launches of sea-launched ballistic missiles. Tula submarine of the Project 667BDRM class, deployed near the North Pole, launched an R-29RM missile toward the Chizha test site. Yuri Dolgorikiy...
At 00:56 MSK on 6 August 2019 (21:56 5 August 2019 UTC) the Space and Air Defense Forces conducted a successful launch of a Proton-M launcher from launch pad 81 of the launch complex No. 24 of the Baykonur...
On 26 July 2019 the Strategic Rocket Forces conducted a successful launch of a Topol ICBM from the test site in Kapustin Yar toward the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. According to the official statement, all objectives of the launch...
On 10 July 2017, at 20:14 MSK (17:14 UTC) the Air and Space Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1v launcher from the pad No. 4 of the site No. 43 of the Plesetsk launch site. The Volga booster successfully released four...
The Air and Space Defense Forces conducted a successful test of the new interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system at the Sary-Shagan test site. According to a VKS representative, "the series of tests fully confirmed technical characteristics of...
Russia appears to be testing its Nudol ASAT system from Plesetsk. It issued a NOTAM warning that closed several areas on 14 June 2019. The closed areas look very much like those that were closed in April 2018 and in...
The Air and Space Defense Forces conducted a successful test of the new interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system at the Sary-Shagan test site. According to a VKS representative, "the series of tests fully confirmed technical characteristics of...
The ministry of defense is planning to buy insurance for ballistic missile and space launches in 2019-2021. According to an RBC.ru report, the tender documents (h/t DS) show that the plan includes two Sarmat launches, three launches of Yars, and...