The tests were conducted with the participation of the strategic bomber
A bomb dropped from a fighter. Photo from open sources
Military-air forces of the USA in cooperation with the National nuclear security administration (NNSA) conducted a series of controlled tests of a nuclear bomb project, the B61-12, according to Military.com with reference to the representative of the National office of nuclear security.
The tests were conducted with the participation of the strategic bomber became the first qualification tests “from and to” for a specific type of weapon.
Two tests took place on June 9 at the test firing of Tonopah in Nevada. Bomb without nuclear charge were dropped from the strategic bomber Northrop B-2 Spirit.
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“The test is part of a series of joint tests in order to demonstrate how the ability of the aircraft to deliver munitions and non-nuclear functions of a given weapons,” – said in management.
Earlier it was reported that the United States have found dangerous nuclear activity in Russia. In particular, Russia is increasing its nuclear capabilities, and strengthens the underground facilities for command and control necessary in the event of a nuclear conflict. Pentagon officials expect that Russia is ready to deploy 8,000 nuclear warheads to 2026.