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.
At 01:12 MSK on April 19, 2018 (22:12 on April 18, 2018 UTC) the Space and Air Defense Forces conducted a successful launch of a Proton-M launcher from Baykonur. The satellite that was successfully delivered into orbit by the Briz-M...
In February 2018, when Russia announced that it completed reductions of its strategic forces under the New START, it also issued a statement that asserted that the United States reached the limit in part by converting a certain number of...
Sources in U.S. intelligence community told Ankit Panda that Russia conducted a test launch of the Nudol anti-satellite system in Plesetsk on March 26, 2018, this time from a transporter erector launcher. The Nudol system, also known as PL-19, is...
A couple of weeks ago we got a word about the future of the RS-26 missile. According to the Russian media, the RS-26 program did not make it to the 2018-2027 State Armament Program as the priority was given to...
The Air and Space Defense Forces conducted another test of a "new modernized" interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system at the Sary-Shagan test site. The test appear to take place on April 1, 2018. The new interceptor is...
On March 29, 2018 the ministry of defense posted a video of the second ejection test of the Sarmat missile, which took place at the Plesetsk test site, apparently either on March 28th or March 29th, 2018. The first...
On March 29, 2018 at 20:38:42 MSK (17:38:42 UTC) the Military Space Forces conducted a successful launch of a Souyz-2.1v launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk test site. The...
According to Sergey Karakayev, the commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, the Nizhni Tagil and Novosibirsk divisions are now fully equipped with new Yars missiles. The divisions in Irkutsk and Yoshkar-Ola are in the process of conversion and Vypolzovo (Bologoye)...
In his address to the parliament earlier this month the Russian president unveiled a small zoo of strategic programs that are supposed to counter U.S. missile defense (or make it "impotent and obsolete"). Some of these systems were not entirely...
A few days ago Rosatom put out a request for tenders for "unloading spent nuclear fuel from decommissioned submarines of the Project 667BDR class, Nos. 395 and 397" (h/t @7FBTK). These submarines are K-223 Podolsk and K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets...