2,150 active nuclear warheads and I have a link!
No, I have 150,000 rounds of ammo.
Did you read my link? It has the exact number! And it gives a source!<quoted text>
I'm surprised that a "military" man such as yourself would think that your country has so few warheads. I may even have underestimated the number of warheads per missile (6) as it seems to be more than that.
Read : en.wikipedia.org/.../Multiple_independently_t... ...
The military purpose of a MIRV is fourfold:
Providing greater target damage for a given ballistic missile payload. Radiation (including radiated heat) from a nuclear warhead diminishes as the square of the distance (called the inverse-square law), and blast pressure diminishes as the cube of the distance. For example at a distance of 4 km from ground zero, the blast pressure is only 1/64th that of 1 km. Due to these effects several small warheads cause much more target damage area than a single large one. This in turn reduces the number of missiles and launch facilities required for a given destruction level - much the same as the purpose of a cluster munition.
With single warhead missiles, one missile must be launched for each target. By contrast with a MIRV warhead, the post-boost (or bus) stage can dispense the warheads against multiple targets across a broad area.
Reduces the effectiveness of an anti-ballistic missile system that relies on intercepting individual warheads. While a MIRV attacking missile can have multiple warheads (312 on United States missiles and 3-10 on Russian), interceptors may have only one warhead per missile. Thus, in both a military and an economic sense, MIRVs render ABM systems less effective."
So we are talking over 10,000 warheads for the US alone. The number given by Wikipedia that you supplied (you supply one in a blue moon and it's wrong) is low and may be badly defined. I had not used any source for my number of 6, is why I kept it low.