The U.S. military has spent tremendous amounts on a study of modernized nuclear gravity bombs B61-12, but a fundamentally new features it brings - all this is the same development during the cold war.
And yet the U.S. air force and the national nuclear security administration of the United States with pomp conducted its testing in the Nevada desert.
The U.S. military reported the successful test explosion of his new invention - a modernized nuclear gravity bombs caught in the Arsenal of the United States for decades. Like Russia, the United States is upgrading many of its own systems of the cold war era. This is 1 of them" - quoted by TASS Executive Director of the American Association for the arms control Daryl Kimball. "We are not talking about new weapons, new abilities" - he stressed.
The expert expressed the opinion that Russia and the United States which possess the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, "spend exorbitant amounts of roubles and dollars on nuclear weapon systems in excess of their needs nuclear deterrence". And to say that in the foreseeable future the country will disown this strategy, however.
"It is extremely important that the two powers has reduced the level of rhetoric, designed in the style of the cold war, and returned to serious negotiations on the reduction of nuclear risks and further cuts in their own arsenals," says Kimball. And yet the United States military create 5 a modification of the B61 bomb, which will replace the B61-3, -4, 47 and -10.
"We expect that 1 sample of published production will be ready by 2020 financial year", - told the Deputy Minister of energy of the United States Frank Klotz, head of the National nuclear security administration. In total it is planned to produce about 480 bombs B61-12.
This test was the first of 3 planned. The remainder should be held before the end of 2015. 2nd, expected to take place in August.
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