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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

25 April 2005

START Signatories Announce Strategic Offensive Arms Totals

Annual report is required by treaty for U.S., ex-Soviet nuclear powers

The State Department released a fact sheet April 18 on the aggregate numbers of strategic offensive weapons for signatories to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). 

The following terms are used in the document:

-- ICBM:  intercontinental ballistic missile

-- SLBM:  submarine-launched ballistic missile

-- MT:  metric tons

-- Throw-weight:  a missile's lifting power

-- ALCM:  air-launched cruise missile

(begin fact sheet)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Bureau of Arms Control
Washington, D.C.
April 18, 2005

START Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

(As of January 1, 2005, as compiled from individual data submissions of the Parties)1

Category of Data

Belarus

Kazakhstan

Russia

Ukraine

Total, Former USSR Parties

USA

Deployed ICBMs and Their Associated Launchers, Deployed SLBMs and Their Associated Launchers, and Deployed Heavy Bombers

0

0

981

0

981

1225

Warheads Attributed to Deployed ICBMs, Deployed SLBMs, and Deployed Heavy Bombers

0

0

4732

0

4732

5966

Warheads Attributed to Deployed ICBMs and Deployed SLBMs

0

0

4108

0

4108

4868

Throw-weight of Deployed ICBMs and Deployed SLBMs (MT)

0

0

2735.15

0

2735.15

1794.90

1 The data in this fact sheet comes from the most recent aggregate MOU data exchanged by the Parties no later than 30 days after the expiration of each six-month period following entry into force of the START Treaty. Only the more significant aggregate data is listed here and on the accompanying tables. The data under the "Total, Former USSR Parties" heading was compiled by the U.S. Department of State from the individual totals submitted by these Parties, and is provided for ease of comparison.

Note that all data reflects specific START counting rules. Within tables, a "--" denotes that the entry is not applicable. The complete unclassified MOU data of the Parties is available upon request from the Bureau of Arms Control, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520.

United States of America MOU Data

(i) ICBMs and ICBM Launchers

MM-II

MM-III

PK for Rail-Mobile Launcher

PK for Silo Launcher

Total

Deployed ICBMs and Their Associated Launcher

   Deployed Heavy ICBMs and Their
   Associated Launchers

 

--

500

 

--

--

 

--

50

 

--

550

 

--

Warheads Attributed to Deployed ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed to Deployed
   ICBMs on Mobile Launchers of ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed to Deployed
   Heavy ICBMs

0

--


--

1200

--


--

--

--


--

500

 --


--

1700

--


--

Throw-weight of Deployed ICBMs (MT)

0.00

575.00

--

197.50

772.50

 

(ii) SLBMs and SLBM Launchers

 Poseidon

Trident I

Trident II

Total

Deployed SLBMs and Their Associated Launchers

0

144

288

432

Warheads Attributed to Deployed SLBMs

0

864

2304

3168

Throw-weight of Deployed SLBMs (MT)

0.00

216.00

806.40

1022.40

 

(iii) Heavy Bombers

B-1

B-2

B-52

Total

Deployed Heavy Bombers

   Heavy Bombers Equipped for Long-
   Range Nuclear ALCMs

   Heavy Bombers Equipped for
   Nuclear Armaments Other than Long-
   Range Nuclear ALCMs

81

0


81

20

0


20

142

95


47

243

95


148

Warheads Attributed to Deployed Heavy Bombers

   Warheads Attributed to Deployed
   Heavy Bombers Equipped for Long-
   Range Nuclear ALCMs

   Warheads Attributed to Deployed
   Heavy Bombers Equipped for
   Nuclear Armaments Other than
   Long-Range ALCMs

81


0

 

81

20


0

 

20

997


950

 

47

1098


950

 

148

Republic of Belarus MOU Data

(i) ICBMs and ICBM Launchers

SS-25

Total

Deployed ICBMs and Their Associated Launchers

   Deployed Heavy
   ICBMs and Their
   Associated
   Launchers

0



--

0



--

Warheads Attributed to Deployed ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed
   to Deployed ICBMs 
   on Mobile Launchers
   of ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed
   to Deployed Heavy
   ICBMs

0


0

 


--

0


0

 


--

Throw-weight of Deployed ICBMs (MT)

0

0

 

(ii) SLBMs and SLBM Launchers:  None

(iii) Heavy Bombers:  None

Republic of Kazakhstan MOU Data

(i) ICBMs and ICBM Launchers: None

(ii) SLBMs and SLBM Launchers:  None

(iii) Heavy Bombers:  None

Russian Federation MOU Data

 (i) ICBMs and ICBM Launchers

SS-11

SS-13

SS-25

RS-12M ICBM Variant 2 for Road Mobile Launcher

RS-12M ICBM Variant 2 for Silo Launcher

SS-17

SS-19

SS-18

SS-24 for Silo Launcher

SS-24 for Rail-Mobile Launcher

Total

Deployed ICBMs and Their Associated Launchers

   Deployed Heavy ICBMs
   and Their Associated
   Launchers


0


--


0


--


306


--


--


--


40


--


0


--


140


--


110


110


0


--


15


--


611


110

Warheads Attributed to Deployed ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed to
   Deployed ICBMs on
   Mobile Launchers of
   ICBMS

   Warheads Attributed to
   Deployed Heavy ICBMs

0


--

 


--

0


--

 


--

306


306

 


--

--


--

 


--

       40


--

 


--

0


--

 


--

840


--

 


--

1100


--

 


1100

        0


--

 


--

150


150

 


--

 2436


   456


 

1100

Throw-weight of Deployed ICBMs (MT)


0


0


367.20


--


48.00


0


609.00


986.00


0


60.75


2052.95

 

(ii) SLBMs and SLBM Launchers

SS-N-18

SS-N-20

SS-N-23

Total

Deployed SLBMs and Their Associated Launchers


96


100


96


292

Warheads Attributed to Deployed SLBMs

288

1000

384

1672

Throw-weight of Deployed SLBMs (MT)

158.40

255.00

268.80

682.20

 

(iii) Heavy Bombers

Blackjack

Bear

Total

Deployed Heavy Bombers

   Heavy Bombers Equipped for Long-
   Range Nuclear ALCMs

   Heavy Bombers Equipped for
   Nuclear Armaments Other than
   Long-Range Nuclear ALCMs

14

14


--

64

64


0

78

78


0

Warheads Attributed to Deployed Heavy Bombers

   Warheads Attributed to Deployed
   Heavy Bombers Equipped for Long-
   Range Nuclear ALCMs

   Warheads Attributed to Deployed
   Heavy Bombers Equipped for
   Nuclear Armaments Other than
   Long-Range Nuclear ALCMs

112


112

 

--

512


512

 

0

624


624

 

0

 

(i) ICBMs and ICBM Launchers

 SS-24 for Silo Launcher

 Total

Deployed ICBMs and Their Associated Launchers

   Deployed Heavy ICBMs
   and Their Associated
   Launchers

0

--

0

 --

Warheads Attributed to Deployed ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed to
   Deployed ICBMs on
   Mobile Launchers of
   ICBMs

   Warheads Attributed to
   Deployed Heavy ICBMs 

 Ukrainian MOU Data 

0

 

--

 

 --

0

 

--

 

--

Throw-weight of Deployed ICBMs (MT)

0

0

 

(ii) SLBMs and SLBM Launchers:  None

 

 (iii) Heavy Bombers

Bear

Blackjack

Total

Deployed Heavy Bombers

   Heavy Bombers
   Equipped for Long-
   Range Nuclear
   ALCMs

   Heavy Bombers
   Equipped for
   Nuclear Armaments
   Other than Long-
   Range Nuclear
   ALCMs

0


0

 

 

0

0


0

 

 

0

0


0

 

 

0

Warheads Attributed to Deployed Heavy Bombers

   Warheads
   Attributed to
   Deployed Heavy
   Bombers Equipped
   for Long-Range
   Nuclear ALCMs

   Warheads
   Attributed to
   Deployed Heavy
   Bombers Equipped
   for Nuclear
   Armaments Other
   than Long-Range
   Nuclear ALCMs

0

 

0

 

 

0

0

 

0

 

 

0

0

 

0

 

 

 0

(end fact sheet)

(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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