05/30/2013 - 16:17

Chinese nuclear forces, 2010

Hans M. Kristensen

Kristensen is the director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) in Washington, DC. His work focuses on researching and writing about the status of...

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Robert S. Norris

Norris is a senior fellow with the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, DC. A former senior research...

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The authors write about China’s nuclear arsenal, one known for its obscure and opaque nuclear delivery systems and even more inscrutable nuclear weapons storage and production. Despite the secrecy, the authors are able to present an inventory of the country’s land-based missiles, submarines and sea-based missiles, aircraft, cruise missiles, and provide information on the nation’s warhead storage and production.