For the first time since the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3), Russia and the United States have exchanged data on the number of missiles and nuclear weapons. This is stated in the message of the US Department of State.
In accordance with the adopted protocol, Moscow and Washington exchange data on the state of their nuclear missile arsenals once every six months. The last time the information was exchanged was on September 1, 2020.
The current data indicate that over the past months, the Russian Federation has increased the number of warheads by nine, while the United States has reduced their number by 100.
As of March 1, the Russian Federation had 517 intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine ballistic missiles and heavy bombers (in September last year, the total number of strategic delivery vehicles was 510). The United States, in turn, reported 651 media (up from 675 last year).
At the same time, the Russian Federation currently has 1,456 warheads (against 1,447 in September), and the United States has 1,357 (1,457 in September).