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    Estimated Number of Nuclear Weapons By Country

    Country Strategic Tactical Total
    United States 7,300 3,200-4,700 10,500-12,000
    Russia 6,000 7,000-15,000 13,000-20,000
    China 290 120 400-410
    France 400 80 400-482
    United Kingdom 100 100 200
    India - 85-90 85-90
    Israel - 100-300 100-300
    Pakistan - 15-25 15-25
    Global Total - - 24,700-33,507

    Nuclear Weapons States (8)
    * United States has 7,300 suspected strategic nuclear weapons and between 3,200 to 4,700 non-strategic nuclear weapons for a suspected total of 10,500-12,000 nuclear weapons.* The US is the only country to station land-based nuclear weapons outside of its borders. Like Russia, the US also maintains some 2,000-2,500 nuclear weapons on "hair-trigger" alert, ready to launch at a moment's notice.

    * Russia has 6,000 suspected strategic nuclear weapons and between 7,000 and 15,000 suspected non-strategic nuclear weapons for a total of some 13,000-20,000 nuclear weapons.* While the US and Russia have both ratified the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START II) which would reduce each country's strategic nuclear ****nal to 3,500 each, the treaty has not entered into force in large part because of US plans to build a national missile defense system. Russia maintains some 2,000-2,500 nuclear weapons on high-alert status, ready to launch at a moment's notice.


    * China has 290 suspected strategic nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on land-based missiles, and 120 non-strategic nuclear weapons for a suspected total of 400-410 nuclear weapons. China currently has only one working ballistic missile submarine. Information about China's tactical nuclear weapons is limited and there is no official evidence of their existence.
    * France has an estimated total of 400-482 strategic nuclear weapons. In January 2000, France deployed a second Triomphant class submarine and a third is expected to enter into service in 2001. France also plans to deploy two more by 2007. Each submarine carries 16 missiles with 6 nuclear warheads on each.


    * United Kingdom forces according to the Strategic Defense Review, are said to have "one submarine on patrol at a time, carrying a reduced load of 48 warheads." There are 58 missiles in service and a "stockpile of less than 200 operationally available warheads." Each warhead has an explosive yield of 100 kilotons, which is approximately 5 times the destructive power of the plutonium bomb dropped on Nagasaki.


    * India has a suspected stockpile of enough separated weapons-grade plutonium to produce at least 85 to 90 weapons. It also has a ballistic missile submarine, "Sagarika," under development with aid from Russia.


    * Israel has never officially declared it possess nuclear weapons but is suspected of possessing 120 to 300 nuclear weapons and enough estimated weapons-grade plutonium to produce 100 nuclear weapons. Israel also has three Dolphin class submarines and is reportedly developing submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) capability.


    * Pakistan has a suspected capability of between 15 and 25 complete but unassembled nuclear weapons that could be quickly readied for use.

    *Estimated totals for US and Russia warheads include those in active, operational forces as well as retired, non-deployed warheads awaiting dismantlement and weapons in reserve. Information compiled from Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Center for Defense Information, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Current August 2001.

    Potential Nuclear Weapons States (4)
    * Iran is suspected to be actively pursuing a nuclear weapons program, but as of yet is not considered to have nuclear weapons capability.
    * Iraq is suspected to be actively pursuing a nuclear weapons program, but as of yet is not considered to have nuclear weapons capability.
    * Libya has a theoretical capability of delivering nuclear weapons in the form of Scud and FROG missiles and missiles delivered by medium-range Tu-22 bombers.
    * North Korea, according to US, Chinese and Russian intelligence sources, might possess 1-2 nuclear weapons and has an unknown amount of plutonium, but certainly enough to make several weapons.
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    * The remaining countries in the world have NO nuclear weapons.
    * There are 433 nuclear reactors worldwide.
    * There are 44 countries with nuclear reactors.
    * Any country with a nuclear reactor is considered to have the capability to produce nuclear weapons.

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    Don't care about how much nukes, i care about how many are online now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jani.R
    Don't care about how much nukes, i care about how many


    Russia, the US also maintains some 2,000-2,500 nuclear weapons on "hair-trigger" alert, ready to launch at a moment's notice.
    re online now.

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