Fact Sheet: Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories in 2015

CHART: Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories 2015

Deployed Non-deployed Retired Total
United States[1] 2,018[2] ~2,680 ~2,340 ~7,038
Russia[3] 2,458[4] ~2,000 ~3,200 ~7,658
France[5] ~290 ~10 0 ~300
United Kingdom ~150[6] ~65 0 215-225[7]
China[8] 0 ~205 0 180-230
Pakistan[9] 0 ~130 0 ~130
India[10] 0 ~110 0 100-120
Israel[11] 0 ~80 0 ~80
North Korea[12] 0 <20 0 <20
Total ~4,916 ~5,300 ~5,540 ~15,741

[1] Kristensen and Norris, US nuclear forces, 2015

[2] Higher than New START aggregates because of inclusion of number of bombers

[3] Kristensen and Norris, Russian nuclear forces, 2015

[4] Higher than New START aggregates because of inclusion of number of bombers

[5] Unchanged from 2014

[6] Status of World Nuclear Forces, Federation of American Scientists, 2015

[7] 2015 Estimated Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, Arms Control Association

[8] Kristensen and Norris, Chinese nuclear forces, 2015

[9] Kristensen and Norris, Pakistani nuclear forces, 2015

[10] Kristensen and Norris, Indian nuclear forces, 2015

[11] Unchanged from 2014

[12] Gottemoeller interview with Denver Post, Nov. 2015