The State Department released the latest count of U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles recently under the terms of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
The release comes from the biannual exchange of the data required under the treaty that binds the United States and Russia to reduce deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550 by 2018.
As of Sept. 1, the U.S. arsenal included 822 deployed ICBMs, 1,790 warheads deployed on missiles, submarines and heavy bombers, and 1,043 and deployed and non-deployed launchers of ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers.
Russia had 516 deployed ICBMs, 1,566 warheads deployed on missiles, submarines and heavy bombers, and 871 and deployed and non-deployed launchers of ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers.
New START requires both sides to reduce deployed missiles and bombers to 700 and deployed and non-deployed launchers to 800 within the eight-year timeframe.
The treaty is the successor to START I, which expired in December 2009. President Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev signed the accord in April 2010 in Prague before it went before successful ratification processes in the U.S. Senate and Russian Duma.