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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Fact Sheet
Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
December 1, 2020

(Data in this Fact Sheet comes from the biannual exchange of data required by the Treaty.  It contains data declared current as of September 1, 2020.  Data will be updated each six month period after entry into force of the Treaty.)1

Category of Data United States of America Russian Federation
Deployed ICBMs, Deployed SLBMs, and Deployed Heavy Bombers 675 510
Warheads on Deployed ICBMs, on Deployed SLBMs, and Nuclear Warheads Counted for Deployed Heavy Bombers 1457 1447
Deployed and Non-deployed Launchers of ICBMs, Deployed and Non-deployed Launchers of SLBMs, and Deployed and Non-deployed Heavy Bombers 800 764

United States of America Data

Effective Date: September 1, 2020

ICBMs and ICBM Launchers MM-III Total
Deployed ICBMs 397 397
Non-deployed ICBMs 261 261
Deployed and Non-deployed Launchers of ICBMs 454 454
     Deployed Launchers of ICBMs 397 397
     Non-deployed Launchers of ICBMs 57 57
Test Launchers 4 4
SLBMs and SLBM Launchers Trident II Total
Deployed SLBMs 230 230
Non-deployed SLBMs 234 234
Deployed and Non-deployed Launchers of SLBMs 280 280
     Deployed Launchers of SLBMs 230 230
     Non-deployed Launchers of SLBMs 50 50
Test Launchers 0 0
Heavy Bombers B-2A B-52H Total
Deployed Heavy Bombers 12 36 48
Non-deployed Heavy Bombers 8 10 18
Test Heavy Bombers 1 4 5
Heavy Bombers Equipped for Non-nuclear Armaments 0 41 41


1The complete unclassified data for the United States is available upon request from the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S.

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