Published On: Feb 12 2013 09:53:33 AM MSTUpdated On: Sep 12 2013 02:53:43 PM MDT
North Korea is once again raising worries about the country's nuclear weapons program. But how many weapons does North Korea -- or any other country -- actually have? But how many weapons does North Korea -- or any other country, for that matter -- actually have? The Federation of American Scientists has some estimates here:
The total inventory is all the weapons a country is believed to have, including stockpiles. Deployed strategic warheads are assigned to delivery systems in overhaul, and most bomber weapons.
Russia: Total inventory: 7,300 weapons; deployed strategic: 1,790 weapons.
United States: Total inventory: 6,970 weapons; deployed strategic: 1,750 weapons.
France: Total inventory: 300; deployed strategic: 280
China: Total inventory: 260 weapons; deployed strategic: 0 weapons.
United Kingdom: Total inventory: 215 weapons; deployed strategic: 120 weapons.
Israel Total inventory: 80 weapons. Operational strategic: 0 weapons.
Pakistan Total inventory: 110 to 130 weapons; deployed strategic: 0 weapons.
India: Total inventory: 100 to 120 weapons; deployed strategic: 0 weapons.
North Korea: Despite multiple North Korean nuclear tests, there is no publicly available evidence that North Korea has miniaturized and operationalized its nuclear weapons capability.