Nuclear weapons spending of the world's nuclear armed countries, 2011

This statistic shows the amount spent by the world's nuclear armed countries on nuclear weapons in 2011, by country. In 2011, the full cost of the United States nuclear weapons program was 34 billion U.S. dollars.

Amount spent on nuclear weapons around the world in 2011, by country

Nuclear weapons spending in billion U.S. dollars
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June 2011



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Supplementary notes

These costs refer to researching, developing, procuring, testing, operating, maintaining, and upgrading the nuclear arsenal (weapons and their delivery vehicles) and its key nuclear command-control-communications and early warning infrastructure. Not included are unpaid/deferred environmental and health costs, missile defenses assigned to defend against nuclear weapons, nuclear threat reduction and incident management, air defenses, antisubmarine warfare and nuclear-weapons related intelligence and surveillance expenses

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