Part 3: Russia

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston

last modified 19 April 2008

- Part 1: Introduction and sources
- Part 2: United States
- Part 3: Russia
- Part 4: United Kingdom, France, and P.R. China
- Part 5: Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran
- Part 6: Summary data

These tables summarize world strategic and theater nuclear forces. In addition to forces traditionally classified as strategic, information on theater nuclear forces (range in excess of 500 km) are included, since many of these forces are (or could be) assigned strategic missions (in contrast to tactical, or battlefield, missions). Numbers of deployed systems are given for January 1992 (end of the Cold War), January 2000, March 2008 (present), and December 2012 (approximate culmination of START retirements).

These pages are under construction. Please refer to the Introduction for further details, explanation of table and abbreviations, and sources.

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Russia
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type | system | warhead | cep (m) |
range (km) |
number deployed | notes | notes | |||
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Jan 1992 |
Jan 2000 |
Mar 2008 |
Dec 2012 |
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ICBM | UR-100K (SS-11 Mod 2 Sego) |
1 x 1.3 mt 15F842 (tn) |
1100 | 12000 | 8 | 0 | 0 | 0 | in silos; IOC 1973, retired 1994 | P01a, Z02a |

UR-100U (SS-11 Mod 3 Sego) |
3 x 350 kt MRV |
900 | 10600 | 200 | 0 | 0 | 0 | in silos; IOC 1973, retired 1994 | P01a, Z02a | |

RT-2P (SS-13 Mod 2 Savage) |
1 x 1 mt 15F1 |
1500 | 10200 | 40 | 0 | 0 | 0 | in silos; IOC Dec 1972, retired 1996 | P01a, Z02a | |

MR UR-100UTTH (SS-17 Mod 3 Spanker) |
4 x 550 kt 15F161 |
400 | 11000 | 40 | 0 | 0 | 0 | in silos; IOC Oct 1978, retired 1994 | P01a, Z02a | |

R-36MUTTH (SS-18 Mod 4 Satan) |
10 x 550 kt 15F183 |
400 | 11500 | 222 | 117 | 20 |
0 | in 5000-psi silos; IOC Sep 1979 (Mod 4), Jul 1988 (Mod 5), Aug 1990 (Mod 6); as of 2008 based at Dombarovsky (41) and Uzhur (34); Mod 4 to retire 2008 | N00b, P01a, P06a, Z02a | |

R-36M2 Voevoda (SS-18 Mod 5 Satan) |
10 x 750 kt 15F173/175 |
220 | 11000 | 76 | 58 | 50 |
40 | N05b, P01a, P06a, Z02a | ||

R-36M2 Voevoda (SS-18 Mod 6 Satan) |
1 x 20 mt (tn) |
220 | 16000 | 10 |
5 |
5 |
0 | P01a, Z02a | ||

UR-100N (SS-19 Mod 2 Stiletto) |
1 x 5 mt (tn) |
. | 9650 | 10 |
10 |
5 |
5 |
in 5000-psi silos; IOC 1977 (Mod 2), Nov 1979 (Mod 3); as of 2008 based at Tatishchevo (50) and Kozelsk (50) | P01a, Z02a | |

UR-100NUTTH (SS-19 Mod 3 Stiletto) |
6 x 550 kt | 400 | 10000 | 290 | 140 | 95 | 95 | P01a, P06a, Z02a | ||

RT-23 UTTH Molodets 15Zh60 (SS-24 Mod 1 Scalpel) |
10 x 550 kt | 220 | 11000 | 56 | 10 | 0 | 0 | in silos; IOC Aug 1988, retired | * | |

RT-23 UTTH Molodets 15Zh61 (SS-24 Mod 2 Scalpel) |
10 x 550 kt | 220 | 11000 | 36 | 36 | 0 | 0 | rail-mobile basing; IOC Dec 1987, retired in 2005 | P01a, Z02a | |

RT-2PM Topol (SS-25 Sickle) |
1 x 550 kt | 220 | 11000 | 306 | 360 | 201 | 120 | on road-mobile TELs; IOC Jul 1985, being retired; as of 2008 based at Vypolzovo (18), Teykovo (12), Yoshkar-Ola (27), Nizhniy Tagil (36), Novosibirsk (45), Irkutsk (27), and Barnaul (36) | N00b, P01a, P06a, P06d, Z02a | |

RT-2PM2 Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle) |
1 x 1 mt | 350 | 11000 | 0 | 20 | 48 | 72 | in silos; IOC Dec 1997; as of 2008 based at Tatishchevo | P06a, P06d, Z02a | |

1 x 1 mt | 350 | 11000 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 20 | on road-mobile TELs; IOC Dec 2006; as of 2008 based at Teykovo | N05b | ||

3 x ? | 350 | 11000 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | on road-mobile TELs | N05b | ||

RS-24 Yars (SS-X-29?) |
10? x ? | . | 10000? | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | on road-mobile TELs?; IOC 2009? | N05b | |

SLBM | R-27 Zyb (SS-N-6 Mod 2) |
2 x 500 kt (tn), MRV |
. | 2500 | 96 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 16 per 667 Navaga (Yankee I)-class SSBN | * |

R-29D (SS-N-8 Mod 2 Sawfly) |
1 x 1 mt (tn) |
. | 9000 | 204 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 12 per 667B Murena (Delta I)-class SSBN | * | |

1 x 1 mt (tn) |
. | 9000 | 64 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 16 per 667BD Murena-M (Delta II)-class SSBN; retired 1996 | * | ||

R-29R Volna (SS-N-18 Mod 1) |
3 x 500 kt | 900 | 6500 | 224 | 192 | 0 | 0 | 16 per Project 667BDR (Delta III)-class SSBN; as of 2006 home ported at Rybachiy, Vladivostok (4 SSBN), and Gadzhiyevo, Murmansk (2 SSBN) | P06b | |

R-29K Volna (SS-N-18 Mod 3) |
4 x 200 kt | 900 | 6500 | 0 | 0 | 96 | 0 | P06b | ||

R-39 Rif-Ma (SS-N-20 Mod 2) |
10 x 200 kt | 500 | 8300 | 120 | 60 | 40 | 0 | 20 per Project 941 Akula (Typhoon)-class SSBN; as of 2006 two laid up, one SSBN in refit for Bulava | * | |

R-29RM Shtil (SS-N-23) |
4 x 200 kt | 350 | 8300 | 112 | 112 | 80 | 32 | 16 per Project 667BDRM (Delta IV)-class SSBN; IOC 1986; Sineva IOC 2007; 6 SSBN at Gadzhiyevo, Murmansk, including 2 in refit/conversion to Sineva; average 1 on patrol but others can launch missiles from port | P06b | |

R-29RM Sineva (SS-N-23) |
10 x 250 kt | 350 | 8300 | 0 | 0 | 16 | 64 | P06b | ||

Bulava (SS-NX-30) |
6 x 250 kt | 350 | . | 0 | 0 | 20 | 0 | 20 per Project 941 Akula (Typhoon)-class SSBN; as of 2006 one SSBN on sea trials for Bulava testing | P06b | |

6 x 250 kt | 350 | . | 0 | 0 | 16 | 48 | 16 per Borey-class SSBN; IOC 2008 | P06b | ||

SB | Tupolev-95K-22 (Bear G) |
2 x Kh-22 and 4 x NGB |
9800 | 45 | 0 | 0 | 0 | * | ||

Tupolev-95MS6 (Bear H6) |
6 x Kh-55 | . | 52 | 32 | 32 | 32 | based at Ukrainka, Khabarovsk Kray (40), Engels, Saratov (18), and Ryazan (6) | P05a | ||

Tupolev-95MS16 (Bear H16) |
16 x Kh-55 | . | 32 | 32 | 32 | 32 | P05a | |||

Tupolev-160 (Blackjack) |
12 x Kh-55SM | . | 6 | 6 | 15 | 15 | based at Ukrainka, Khabarovsk Kray | P05a | ||

24 x Kh-15A | . | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | based at Ukrainka | * | |||

4? x NGB | . | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | based at Ukrainka | * | |||

ALCM | Kh-55 (AS-15A) | 1 x 250 kt | 50 | 3000 | 824 | 704 | 704 | 704 | . | P05a |

Kh-55SM (AS-15B) | 1 x 250 kt | 50 | . | 72 | 72 | 180 | 180 | . | P05a | |

Kh-102 | 1 x 250 kt | 50 | . | 0 | 0 | 0 | . | IOC ? | P05a | |

ASM | Kh-15A (AS-16) |
1 x 300 kt | 300 | . | 0 | 0 | 0 | . | . | . |

Kh-22 Burya (AS-4) |
1 x 1 mt | 1000 | . | 90 | 0 | 0 | 0 | . | . | |

NGB | ? | 1 x 1 mt | . | 0 | 180 | 0 | 0 | 0 | . | . |

type | system | warhead | cep (m) |
range (km) |
number deployed | notes | notes | |||

Jan 1992 |
Jan 2000 |
Mar 2008 |
Dec 2012 |
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SLCM | RKP-55 Granat (SS-N-21) |
1 x 250 kt | 50 | 3000 | 80 | 80 | 80 | 80 | . | . |

P-750 Meteorit (SS-N-24) |
1 x 1 mt | . | 5000 | 12 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 12 per 667M Andromeda (Yankee)-class SSGN; 1 SSGN completed in 1984, retired 1994, but may have never been operational | . | |

TB | Tupolev-22M3 (Backfire C) |
2 x | . | 300 | 130 | 116 | 100 | . | * |

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Last modified 19 April 2008.

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