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New, powerful, submarine-launched nuclear weapon begins production in USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump Administration Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon, NPR, January 28, 2019 “….The weapon is a variant of the Navy’s primary submarine-launched nuclear weapon, the W76-1. That warhead is a “strategic weapon,” meaning it makes a very big boom. The W76-1 is believed to have a yield of around 100 kilotons, according to Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists, an arms control advocacy group. By contrast, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima had a yield of about 15 kilotons.

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January 31, 2019 - Posted by | USA, weapons and war

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