American experts have estimated China’s nuclear Arsenal
MOSCOW, 3 Jul — RIA Novosti. American experts believe that China’s nuclear Arsenal has 280 warheads, according to the academic journal Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
“China continues a program of modernization of nuclear weapons, which began in 1980-ies,” — said the Director of the nuclear information Project at the Federation of American scientists Hans Kristensen and senior fellow Federation Robert Norris.
According to their estimates, China’s nuclear Arsenal has 280 warheads, 48 of them ballistic missiles, sea-based.
“In response to the US deployment of a missile defense system in the Pacific region, China has equipped a number of its ICBMs different warheads”, — experts say.