The Top 5 Countries with the Most Nuclear Weapons

  Country Total Nuclear Weapons Strategic Non-Strategic Stockpile
1 Russia 7,000 1,950 0 4,300
2 United States 6,800 1,650 150 4,000
3 France 300 n/a 10 300
4 China 270 n/a Unknown 270
5 United Kingdom 215 120 N/A. 215
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Sources:   “Federation of American Scientists: Status of World Nuclear Forces."

List Notes: All data is estimated. A strategic nuclear weapon refers to a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on targets as part of a strategic plan, such as nuclear missile. A non-strategic nuclear weapon (or tactical nuclear weapon) refers to a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations. The mathematical symbol ~ means "roughly similar to". List last updated September 2017.
Countries with the Most Nuclear Weapons

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