Saturday, June 4, 2011

U.S. Ahead Of Russia In The Number Of Strategic Intercontinental Missiles

The U.S. has 30 percent more strategic intercontinental missiles and nuclear warheads than Russia. These data, reported Agence France-Presse, contained in a report released on Wednesday, June 1, U.S. Department of State.

In total, the U.S. stand on arms 882 intercontinental ballistic missiles on land, sea or air. Russia has such missiles, 521. On ballistic missiles, the U.S. 1,800 warheads, while Russia - 1537. Also, the document states that the United States at the disposal of 1,124 launchers for ballistic missiles - land, sea or air, and in the Russian Federation - 865. When calculating accounted for as launchers, ready to launch missiles, and are not on constant alert.

Data on the number of intercontinental missiles and nuclear warheads The U.S. State Department publishes under the treaty on reducing strategic and Offensive Arms (START-3), signed by the United States and Russia in 2010. The Agreement is concluded for 10 years, by the end of its period of validity of the Russian Federation and the U.S. should be armed with no more than 1,550 nuclear warheads and 700 deployed strategic delivery vehicles.



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