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.
Knyaz Vladimir, the fourth Borey-class submarine and the first ship of the Project 955A class, was officially handed over to the navy. It is expected to formally join the Northern Fleet in June 2020. Construction of the submarine began in...
According to defense industry sources quoted by TASS, the industry began construction of prototypes of the PAK DA strategic bomber. Construction of the first aircraft is expected to be completed in 2021. The PAK DA project goes back to 2009,...
On May 22, 2020 at 10:31 MSK (07:31 UTC), the Air and Space Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1b launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk site. The satellite delivered to...
A few days ago Russia issued a NOTAM notice that suggested that it will conduct a test of the Nudol ASAT system on April 15, 2020. And indeed it did. The missile was launched from the Plesetsk test site....
The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 March 2020 data exchange. Russia declared 1326 deployed warheads, 485 deployed launchers, and 754 total launchers. In September 2019 the numbers were 1426, 513, and 757 respectively. The...
The Air and Space Forces performed a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site. The launch took place at 21:28 MSK (18:28...
On 20 February 2020 at 11:24 MSK (08:24 UTC) the Space Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1a launcher from the launch pad No. 3 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site. The launcher, equipped with a...
The ministry of defense asked NPOmash to extend the service life of the UR-100NUTTH/SS-19 missiles, so they could be used as launchers in the Avangard system. The report says that the last extension, to 36 years, was done in May...
According to the press department of the defense ministry, the Strategic Rocket Forces conducted five ICBM launches in 2019 - three from Plesetsk and two from Kapustin Yar. In 2020 the Rocket Forces are planning to conduct six ICBM launches,...
According to a source in the defense industry, Knyaz Vladimir, the fourth Borey-class submarine and the first ship of the Project 955A class, will join the fleet "in the fist half of the year 2020." The submarine was undergoing sea...