In January 2020 Russia was estimated to have 532 strategic launchers that can carry about 2100 nuclear warheads. In its September 2019 New START data exchange Russia reported 513 deployed launchers with 1426 New START-accountable nuclear warheads.
Now that the New START treaty has been extended, the data exchange continues. The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 March 2021 data exchange. Russia declared 1456 deployed warheads, 517 deployed launchers, and 767 total...
On 2 February 2021 at 23:45 MSK (20:45 UTC) the Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1b space launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk test site. The...
On 16 December 2020 Russia conducted another test of its Nudol anti-satellite system. There was no official announcement and the test was disclosed by the U.S. Space Command. Russia, however, did issue a formal NOTAM notification (as it normally does)....
The ministry of defense reports that the Rocket Forces installed another Avangard missile in a silo at the Dombarovskiy division. Technically, the missile places in the silo is not yet Avangard - it is an old UR-100NUTTH/SS-19 missile that...
On 15 December 2020 the Barnaul missile division formally accepted for service its second Yars missile regiment. (The first one, 479th regiment at 53.769921, 83.95915, began combat duty in December 2019.) The news story about the event suggests that the...
On 12 December 2020, the Vladimir Monomakh submarine of the Project 955 Borey class a salvo launch of four Bulava missiles from the Sea of Okhotsk toward the Chizha test range. It was the first Bulava launch conducted by...
On 9 December 2020 Russia's strategic forces conducted an annual exercise, officially described as a "training of the control of the strategic offensive forces." The exercise, directed by the President of Russia, involved ICBM, SLBM, and ALCM launches. A...
On December 3, 2020 at 01:14 MSK (01:14 UTC) the Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1b space launcher with Fregat booster stage from the launch pad No. 3 of the launch complex No. 43 of the...
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, "after a series of tests the interceptor fully confirmed...
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, "after a series of tests the interceptor fully confirmed...