Russlands Übungen mit taktischen Nuklearwaffen infographic
Graphic shows Russia’s arsenal of tactical nuclear warheads.
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Russland hält Übungen ab, darunter auch mit taktischen Nuklearwaffen

May 7, 2024 - Russlands Verteidigungsministerium meldet dass das Militär Übungen mit taktischen Nuklearwaffen abhält – das erste Mal, dass eine solche Übung von Moskau öffentlich bekanntgegeben wird.

Unlike nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can destroy entire cities, tactical nuclear weapons for use against troops on the battlefield are less powerful and can have a yield as small as about 1 kiloton. The U.S. bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II was 15 kilotons.

Such battlefield nuclear weapons – aerial bombs, warheads for short-range missiles or artillery munitions – can be very compact. Their small size allows them to be discreetly carried on a truck or plane.

Unlike strategic weapons, which have been subject to arms control agreements between Moscow and Washington, tactical weapons never have been limited by any such pacts, and Russia hasn’t released their numbers or any other specifics related to them, AP said.

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PUBLISHED: 07/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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