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The United States announced a reduction in the number of deployed carriers of strategic nuclear weapons

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The United States reduced the number of deployed strategic nuclear carriers from September 2019 to March 2020 weapons. This follows from the data published by the US Department of State.


As follows from the published data, over this period there was a reduction of 10 naval missiles and three bombers. If on September 1, 2019, according to the State Department, in the United States 398 Minuteman-3 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), 220 Trident-2 sea-based ballistic missiles, as well as 50 strategic bombers B-2A and B-52H were deployed, then on On March 1, 2020, the list looked like this: 398 Minuteman-3 ICBMs (unchanged), 210 Trident-2 marine ballistic missiles (minus 10 missiles) and 47 heavy B-2A and B-52H bombers (minus 3 nuclear weapons).

Thus, the State Department claims that the United States has reduced the number of deployed carriers of strategic nuclear weapons.

For our part, we note that this statement can be a simple trick or a "game of numbers." U.S. submarines are being re-equipped with upgraded Trident missiles. It is possible that these missiles are currently under modernization and will be returned to service after a certain time. The same is true for strategic bombers, who are also undergoing upgrades to extend their life.

Those who maintain accurate statistics on American carriers of strategic nuclear weapons, who know where a particular missile is located, etc. could answer this question exactly. But, unfortunately, we do not have such specialists.
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  1. demo
    demo 7 July 2020 17: 19
    +2
    Those who maintain accurate statistics on American carriers of strategic nuclear weapons, who know where a particular missile is located, etc. could answer this question exactly. But, unfortunately, we do not have such specialists.

    Is it "with us" in the editorial office of VO, or in general "with us"?
    But how, in general, is the number of carriers of strategic nuclear weapons provided for in the START treaty controlled?
    1. venik
      venik 7 July 2020 19: 03
      +2
      Quote: demo
      Is it "with us" in the editorial office of VO, or in general "with us"?

      ========
      good "They took it off the tongue!" A natural question also arose: And the authors of the article in general, HOW do they imagine the regime of control over strategic nuclear forces? So, the fact that "in general" there are such specialists, in the same way, there is no doubt that there are NO such specialists on "VO" !!! drinks
      So, as Zhvanetsky said: "Thorough is necessary, thorough ..." (thoughts to the authors to formulate)! hi
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 7 July 2020 17: 23
    +4
    The United States announced a reduction in the number of deployed carriers of strategic nuclear weapons

    It just seems to rot.
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 7 July 2020 17: 53
      +1
      Maybe this can be .....
      or a mole peeled .....
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 7 July 2020 22: 11
      +1
      Thus, the State Department claims that the United States has reduced the number of deployed carriers of strategic nuclear weapons.

      And they do not need help in the destruction of abbreviations by accident ?!
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 7 July 2020 22: 28
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        Quote: Starover_Z
        And they do not need help in the destruction of abbreviations by accident ?!

        Cope with it, with time.
    3. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 7 July 2020 23: 20
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      Quote: Victor_B
      just rotted.

      Yes, just to see if some thread "Ohio" got up for repairs lately. They could have written off a dozen BRs on time, but while they are sawing a replacement (if they have not already cut it down), you can turn on the "dove of peace". yes
  3. iouris
    iouris 7 July 2020 17: 24
    +2
    It is, of course, yes. It, of course, is a sign of business. But if something happens, then here you are!
  4. Fan
    Fan 7 July 2020 17: 26
    +2
    The amount of nuclear weapons in the modern world has not become so important .. If a mess begins, then all the carcasses of light
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 July 2020 17: 52
    -1
    hi
    For our part, we note that this statement can be a simple trick or "playing with numbers." US submarines are currently being re-equipped with upgraded Trident missiles.
    hi
    there was a reduction of 10 sea missiles
    fool What is it like? They took the rockets out of the mine and cut them into luminium? and ACPL floats
    You cannot cut 10 ICBMs. Submarines have 16 or 24 missiles.
  6. Undecim
    Undecim 7 July 2020 18: 23
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    It has been said many times that the site does not need a generator of loud headlines and agitation for a given one, but a normal newsmaker who will not harm the site's reputation with such "news".
    On June 24, the US Department of State published its annual report to Congress on compliance with international agreements in the areas of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. It is available on the Department of State website.
    The Federation of American Scientists, as part of its nuclear information project, has published a detailed analysis of the aforementioned report. The analysis can be read on the FAS website.
    Here is what is written there.
    The data shows the United States currently possessing 800 strategic launchers, of which 655 are deployed with 1,373 warheads attributed to them. This is a reduction of 13 deployed strategic launchers and 3 deployed strategic warheads over the past 6 months. These are not actual reductions but reflect normal fluctuations caused by launchers moving in and out of maintenance. The United States has not reduced its total inventory of strategic launchers since 2017.
    Transfer.
    Data shows that the United States currently has 800 carriers, of which 655 are deployed with 1373 warheads. The reduction was 13 carriers and 3 warheads over the past 6 months. This is not an actual contraction, but normal fluctuations caused by the movement of out-of-service media. The United States has not reduced the number of carriers since 2017.
    That is, all the scribbling "US statement", "tricks", "playing with numbers" is empty chatter about nothing, misleading the reader and causing damage to the site's reputation.
  7. Old26
    Old26 7 July 2020 19: 04
    +3
    Thus, the State Department claims that the United States has reduced the number of deployed carriers of strategic nuclear weapons.
    For such a period it is impossible to say unequivocally that the number of nuclear weapons has decreased. In July 2019, the number of nuclear weapons carriers was approximately the same as in March 2019 - 656. The data are submitted three times a year and there may be changes each time. Plane or boat left for repair - the quantity will change

    Quote: Mavrikiy
    You cannot cut 10 ICBMs. Submarines have 16 or 24 missiles.

    Can. For example, from a boat, 10 missiles are temporarily withdrawn from deployed to work with them.
    Trident (Ohio) currently has 20 missiles. 4 launchers on the boat deactivated
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 July 2020 21: 46
    +1
    In the 90s, an American residential quarter was built near the Votkinsk Rocket Plant for state controllers. They didn’t climb the factory, but everything was under their control at the entrance and exit. Also, our states were probably sitting. Americans sometimes joked, controllers in Votkinsk too costly. Under American law, if a US citizen is abroad for more than 11 months a year, he is exempted from taxes. I immediately understood the Russian Show Biz with their dual citizenship. Now there are probably no mutually checking commissions. We behave like gentlemen, and gentlemen need to believe in a word. Therefore, Americans are furious, knowing the price of their word.
  9. Alien From
    Alien From 7 July 2020 23: 06
    +1
    If somewhere has disappeared, then somewhere has arrived ..... for these guys you need an eye and an eye !!!!
  10. depressant
    depressant 7 July 2020 23: 58
    +1
    Operation check
  11. Old26
    Old26 8 July 2020 00: 55
    +2
    Quote: tralflot1832
    Now probably there are no mutually checking commissions.

    There are no permanent inspectors, but there are regular inspections. EMNIP up to 38 inspections per year on each side. There are still some goodies for the work of inspectors, but not about that now

    Quote: Alien From
    If somewhere has disappeared, then somewhere has arrived ..... for these guys you need an eye and an eye !!!!

    We learn whether it died or arrived after an exchange of data for July 2020 (I think they will appear in a week or two)

    Quote: depressant
    Operation check

    And it always has been. In such an area faith in the word simply does not exist
  12. Kelwin
    Kelwin 8 July 2020 03: 32
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    No and no trial. We will consider the top of the bar. To us, in principle, it doesn’t matter + - 10 units, I overlooked all one ...