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The United States reduced the number of deployed strategic carriers of nuclear weapons

The United States from September 2019 to March 2020, has reduced the number of deployed strategic carriers of nuclear weapons in 10 sea missiles and three bombers, follows from the data of the us state Department.

According to information published yesterday on the website of the state Department, on March 1, 2020, the US had deployed 398 Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman-3, 210 sea-launched ballistic missiles Trident-2 and 47 heavy bombers B-2A and B-52H.

Thus, as of September 1, 2019, States the number of deployed Minuteman 398-3, 220 Trident-2 and 50 B-2A and B-52H. Thus, for six months, the number of carriers deployed U.S. strategic nuclear weapons decreased by ten Trident-2 and three B-52H.

Mutual monitoring of nuclear arsenals Russia and the United States are under the start-3 Treaty, which entered into force in 2011. Under this agreement, the parties undertake to limit its Armed forces 700 carriers of nuclear weapons to 1,550 warheads and 800 launchers.

Start-3 remains the only current agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The agreement expires in February 2021. Russia has repeatedly urged the United States to prolong it, but so far the us administration has not announced whether Washington intends to do it.