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Status of Nuclear Weapons States and Their Nuclear Capabilities
(Data as of March 2008)

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United States

Russia

United Kingdom

France

China

Israel

India
Pakistan

North
Korea

Total

Weapons

Stockpile

5,400

14,000

~185

348+

~240

~80

~50

~60

<10
~20,373

Operational

4,075

5,192

<160

348

~193

?

?

?

?
~9,968

ICBM

Number

488

430

-

-

26

-

-

-

-
~944

Warheads

764

1,605

-

 

26

-

-

-

?
~2,395

Type

MM II  :
MM III:
MX PK:

0
488
0

SS-18:
SS-19:
SS-24:
SS-25:
SS-27:
SS-27M:

75
100
0
201
48
6

-

 

DF-5A:
DF-31A:

20
~6c

-

-

-

TD-2: 0

 

SRBM,
IRBM, MRBM

Number

-

-

-

-

~100

50

<58

<150

  - <350

Warheads

-

-

-

-

~100

~50

~10

~35

?
~195
Type
 
 
 

 

DF-3A:
DF-4:
DF-21:
DF-31:
17
17
55
~6c
Jericho 1:
Jericho 2:

Jericho 3:
0
~50

0
Privith I:
Agni I:
Agni II:
Agni III:
Agni IV:
Danush:
<50
~10
0
0
0
0

Hatf-3:
Hatf-4:
Hatf-5:
Hatf-6:

<50
<50
<50
0

TD-1: 0
 

 

SLBM

Number

288

176

48

48

(12)

-

-

-

  ~572

Warheads

1,728

624

<144

288

(12)

-

-

-

  ~2,796
Type
Trident-I:
Trident-II:
0
1,728
SS-N- 8:
SS-N-18:
SS-N-20:
SS-N-23:
SS-N-23M1:
Bulava:
0
80
0
64
32
0
Trident-II: 48
M-4:
M-45:
M-51:
0
48
0
JL-1:
JL-2:
0
0d

-

K-15:

0

-

   
SSBN
Ohio:
14
Delta I:
Delta III:
Delta IV:
Typhoon:
Borey:
0
5b
6
(2)b
0b
Vanguard : 4
Redoutable:
Triomphant
:
1
3
Xia (Type 092):
Jin (Type 094):
(1)d
(2)d

-

(ATV: 0)

-

   

Strategic Bombers

Number

115

79

-

-

~100

-

-

-

  ~294

Warheads

1,083

884

-

-

Bombs
DH-10 LACM
~20
~15e

-

-

-

  ~2,002
Type
B-2:
B-1B:
B-52:
21
(65)a
94
Tu-95H6:
Tu-95H16:
Tu-160:
32
32
15
 
 
H-6: 20e

-

-

-

   

Theater Weapons

Number

325

-

-

-

?

-

-

-

   

Warheads

500

2,079

-

ASMP

60 Bombs ~20

~30

Bombs

~40

~25

?
~2,754
Type
B61-3/4 bombs: Tomahawk SLCM:

n/a
325

ABM:
SA-10 SAM: Aircraft:
Naval:
100
633
648
698
- M 2000N:
S Etendard:
60
24
H-5:
Q-5
/ others?
0
?e
F-15I ?
F-16
Jaguar
M 2000H
Babur LACM:
F-16
0 Fighter-bombers?  
ABM: Anti-Ballistic Missile; ALCM: Air-Launched Cruise Missile; DF: Dong Feng; ICBM: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; IRBM: Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile; JL: Julang; LACM: Land-Attack Cruise Missile; MRBM: Medium-Range Ballistic Missile; SLBM: Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile; SLCM: Sea-Launched Cruise Missile; SRBM: Short-Range Ballistic Missile; SSBN: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine; TD: Taepo Dong.

a The B-1B bomber is no longer nuclear. It was officially removed from the SIOP in 1997, but retained in a Nuclear Rerole Plan until March 2003, when the Office of the Secretary of Defense directed the Air Force to discontinue the plan. The B-1B is no longer nuclear-capable.
b The first Borey-class SSBN was launched in 2006 and might be entering operations in 2008 with the Bulava SLBM. A total of six Borey SSBNs are planned. Delta IVs are being upgraded to the modified SS-N-23 (Sineva). All but three of the original six Typhoon-class SSBNs have been retired. One has been converted to test launch platform for the SS-N-30 (Bulava) SLCM. The Borey will probably replaced Delta IIIs on a one-for-one basis.
c The Pentagon declared in May 2007 that the DF-31 had achieved "initial threat capability" in 2006.
d The first Jin-class (Type 094) was launched in 2004 and first spotted with commercial satellite images in July 2007. A second Jin-class SSBN has been launched and a third appears to be under construction. U.S. naval intelligence has projected that China might build five SSBNs if it wants to have a more permanent sea-based deterrent, and the DOD 2008 DOD report in March 2008 that Chinese forces by 2010 might include "up to five" Jin-class SSBNs.
e The DOD reported in 2008 that 50-250 DH-10 have been deployed in air- and ground-based versions. Only a portion of the H-6 force, perhaps 30 aircraft, are estimated to have secondary nuclear mission. The H-6 is being modified to carry the DH-10. The Q-5 may no longer be nuclear-capable. There is no reliable information that newer tactical aircraft have been assigned nuclear role.

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