Environmental Issues > Nuclear Energy, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Main Page > All Nuclear Energy, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Documents

Archive of Nuclear Data
From NRDC's Nuclear Program


Index of Nuclear Data

Table of US Nuclear Weapons Stockpile, 2002
Strategic Forces | Non-strategic Forces



STRATEGIC FORCES

Warhead/Weapon
First Produced
Yield (kilotons)
User
Number (warheads)
Status

Bombs

B61-7 Strategic
10/66
10 to 350
AF
470
The Mod-7 is the only version in the strategic stockpile. The Mod-7 is a converted Mod-1 with a Cat D PAL and IHE.
B61-11
11/97
10 to 350
AF
55
Mod-11 is an earth penetrator.
B83/B83-1
6/83
low to 1,200
AF
620
Strategic bomb replaced B28, B43, B53.

Submarine-launched ballistic missiles

W76/Trident I C4
6/78
100
N
3,200
Under START I over 1,500 W76 warheads from retired Trident I SSBNs were used to arm Atlantic Fleet Trident II SSBNs.
W88/Trident II D5
9/88
475
N
400
Warheads supplement the W76 warhead to arm Atlantic Fleet Trident II SSBNs.

Intercontinental ballistic missiles

W62/Minuteman III
3/70
170
AF
615
Will be retired around 2009.
W78/Minuteman III
8/79
335
AF
920
300 will be used to arm single warhead MMIIIs by 2012.
W87-0/MX
4/86
300
AF
550
Missile will be retired, and 200 W87s used for single warhead MMIII by 2012.

Air-launched cruise missiles

W80-1/ALCM
12/81
5 and 150
AF
1,400
Some 900 ALCMs are in storage with their warheads removed. W80s are used to arm ACMs.
W80-1/ACM
?/90
5 and 150
AF
400
Operational in 1991. The original program of 1,461 ACMs has been cut to 460. Uses W80 warheads from ALCMs.



NON-STRATEGIC FORCES

Warhead/Weapon
First Produced
Yield (kilotons)
User
Number (warheads)
Status
B61 Tactical Bomb
3/75
0.3 to 170
AF, NATO
1,290
Mods-3,-4,-10. The Mod 10 is a converted W85 Pershing II warhead. All three Mods have Cat F PALs and IHE. Each Mod has four yield options: The B61-3 (0.3, 1.5, 60 and 170 Kt), the B61-4 (0.3, 1.5, 10, and 45 Kt), and the B61-10 (0.3, 5, 10, and 80 Kt).
W80-0/SLCM
12/83
5 and 150
N
320
Nuclear SLCMs now stored ashore. Original program of 758 SLCMs for 200 ships and submarines was reduced to 367 SLCMs for 25 Sturgeon-class, 62 Los Angeles-class, and 3 Seawolf-class attack submarines.
ACM: advanced cruise missile; AF: Air Force; ALCM: air-launched cruise missile; IHE: Insensitive High Explosive; N: Navy; NATO: non-U.S. delivery systems; PAL: Permissive Action Link.

last revised 11.25.02

Sign up for NRDC's online newsletter

See the latest issue >

Switchboard Blogs

China Environmental News Alert - September 26, 2014
posted by Greenlaw from NRDC China, 9/26/14
Feeling a Cold War Chill over Ukraine
posted by Matthew McKinzie, 7/23/14
China Environmental News Alert
posted by Greenlaw from NRDC China, 6/22/14

NRDC Gets Top Ratings from the Charity Watchdogs

Charity Navigator awards NRDC its 4-star top rating.
Worth magazine named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities.
NRDC meets the highest standards of the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau.


Donate now >

Share | |