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.
In his recent interview, Anatoly Nestechuk, chief of staff of the 15th army of the Air and Space Forces provided some information about the early-warning radars construction plans. According to Nestechuk, three radars are expected to begin operations in the...
The U.S. State Department released aggregate New START numbers from the 1 September 2019 data exchange. Russia declared 1426 deployed warheads, 513 deployed launchers, and 757 total launchers. In March 2019 the numbers were 1461, 524, and 760 respectively. The...
On September 30, 2019, the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful launch of a silo-based Topol-M (SS-27) missile. The missile was launched from the Yuzhnaya-2 silo at the Plesetsk test site, the warhead was said to have reached...
On September 26, 2019 at 10:46 MSK (07:46 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...
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...