In January 2016 Russia was estimated to have 525 strategic launchers with about 1800 nuclear warheads. The Strategic Rocket Forces are estimated to have 299 operational missile systems of six types that carry 902 warheads. The strategic fleet includes 10 strategic missile submarines with SLBMs on board. The operationally deployed 160 SLBMs can carry 704 nuclear warheads. Strategic aviation bomber force consists of 66 bombers that have about 200 weapons assigned to them. In November 2015, Russia launched the first satellite of the new-generation early warning system.
Now that the first regiment of silo-based RS-24 Yars missiles in Kozelsk had been completed, Rosspetsstroy began conversion of ten more silos for Yars missiles. According to Rosspetsstroy, two out of ten silos will be ready for service by the...
In 2015 the Strategic Rocket Forces conducted eight launches of ICBMs. In his interview to the press on the Rocket Forces anniversary, the commander of the service, Sergey Karakaev, said that one launch was part of a strategic exercise [Topol...
On December 24, 2015 at 20:55 MSK (17:55 UTC) the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile from the Kapustin Yar test site. According to the official statement, the purpose of the launch was "to...
The seventh Borey class submarine (Project 955A) was laid down at Sevmash on 18 December 2015. The submarine was named "Imperator Alexander III". The sub will join three other ships under construction - Knyaz Vladimir, Knyaz Oleg, and Generalissimus Suvorov...
In his traditional December interview to the press, commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, Sergey Karakayev, said that by the end of the year his service will complete deployment of five new Yars regiments - in missile divisions in Kozelsk,...
On December 13, 2015 at 03:19 MSK (00:19 UTC) Air and Space Forces successfully launched a Proton-M rocket from the launch complex No. 81 of the Baykonur launch site. The rocket and the Briz-M upper stage successfully delivered the...
On December 12, 2015 the Verkhoturie submarine of the Project 667BDRM/Delta IV class successfully launched an R-29RM Sineva missile from Barents Sea. All warheads are said to have successfully reached their targets at the Kura test site in Kamchatka. Previous...
According to a statement of the commander of the Vladimir missile army, the Kozelsk regiment of silo-based RS-24 Yars missiles began combat duty. This probably means that the deployment of all ten missiles in Kozelsk is finally completed. The first...
On December 5, 2015 at 17:09 MSK (14:09 UTC) the Air and Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1v space launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch site No. 43 at Plesetsk. The launcher,...
On December 1, 2015 the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on "Russian Arms Control Cheating: Violation of the INF Treaty and the Administration's Responses One Year Later". Rose Gottemoeller and...