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US reanimate neutron weapons program

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In the following decades, one of the most promising species weapons in space will be a neutron gun, transmits Lenta.ru report Statement by US Deputy Secretary of Defense Mike Griffin.




Directional energy is more than just big lasers. It is important. Powerful microwave effects can destroy electronics. The same with neutral beam systems,
said Griffin.

He recalled that the Pentagon’s 90 considered neutron weapons "for use in space anti-missile systems." According to him, such a weapon can be “useful in a wide variety of environments,” and its use “leaves no evidence whatsoever or even what caused the damage.”

We must not lose our way ... with a number of other technologies that were started on 1980 and 1990 and are now available for renewal ... I will very much welcome other approaches that were not at the center attention in recent years or recent decades,
declared griffin.

In 2005-2009, the engineer-physicist Griffin served as the head of NASA. He is the author of many scientific papers on the design of spacecraft.
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 26 March 2018 12: 24
    +2
    I remember somewhere in the sunset of the USSR, I read in the magazine about the neutron bomb. either we did it, or were going to, I don’t remember.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 26 March 2018 12: 28
      +4
      So yes, that was. Sound now with you, but not in good times - newcomer (garik) good
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 26 March 2018 12: 30
        +2
        "This trouble we are experiencing." something like this.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 26 March 2018 19: 13
          +1
          The first neutron weapon in the form of artillery shells appeared for the first time in Britain, in my opinion, in the spring of 1978. And in the USSR, their developments urgently began in response, but the USSR did not succeed for a long time. Nobody then knew the secret of the principle of operation of neutron weapons in the form of artillery shells, as such.
          The British began to put pressure on the USSR internationally, and the USSR in some ways even diplomatically sag before the West, which the USSR could not be allowed to do.
          As a result, at the end of 1978 - the beginning of 1979, Brezhnev announced that the USSR knew the secret of neutron weapons. And that this secret is so simple that even a simple Soviet housewife can guess about it.
          Following Britain, we ourselves invented our neutron weapon.
      2. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik 26 March 2018 12: 33
        +3
        US reanimate neutron weapons program


        Oh ho! And who will then reanimate the Yankees, and their lackeys too! It is not clear and not a fact! negative
    2. Engineer
      Engineer 26 March 2018 12: 32
      0
      the principle is like a two-stage hydrogen bomb, only the container does not come from uranium, but from tungsten, for example, and there is no plutonium fuse
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 26 March 2018 12: 48
        +1
        Quote: Engineer
        for example, and there is no plutonium fuse

        That's just the “hitch!” There was a “plutonium fuse”! And this fact was one of the main arguments for criticizing the neutron weapon. Could not at that time "fool" "pure" thermonuclear charge! And now they’re “trying” ... they even say that there are some successes, but at the moment there is no “clean” thermonuclear munition!
      2. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad 27 March 2018 00: 03
        0
        Not from tungsten, but from beryllium.
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 26 March 2018 12: 37
      +4
      And what, the neutron bomb ceased to be nuclear? There, the proportion of the damaging factors in the neutron radiation strontium changes, but the rest remain at least at a slightly lower power.
      1. dauria
        dauria 26 March 2018 12: 48
        +2
        And what, the neutron bomb ceased to be nuclear? There, the proportion of the damaging factors in the neutron emission side changes.


        They refused it. And not from some "moral" ones, but because of purely pragmatic ones. The power of the explosion is a few kilotons, the radius of damage to people from penetrating radiation coincided with the radius of the shock wave. There's no point. The idea was - there are no people, the infrastructure is intact. It didn’t work out.
        1. NordOst16
          NordOst16 26 March 2018 14: 18
          +2
          But it is extremely effective in space, where there is no atmosphere due to which it is possible to generate a shock wave. And the neutron flux will destroy the electronics and cause a premature incomplete fission reaction in the munition. Apparently, not everything is fine with the precise guidance of the kinetic interceptor.
    4. Fedorov
      Fedorov 26 March 2018 12: 38
      +4
      Yes, what a "sunset"? I went to school in 1980, and already from the first grade I knew that it was. My father redrawed the drawings of explosions from an old military school notebook. So there was no particular secret. Plus the teachings, sirens, bomb shelters, they took up and drove off. Everyone knew perfectly well. And we were even ready ... to end world imperialism wink
      And the rest - SOI number two, were already under Reagan.
      And I think Russia is not in the role of catching up.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 26 March 2018 12: 44
        0
        Are you sure that everything outlined by you regarding the neutron bomb?
        1. Fedorov
          Fedorov 26 March 2018 13: 05
          0
          With regards to it was in every way.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 26 March 2018 13: 11
            0
            confess, intrigued. had to google. so the release of bombs (judging from an Internet), began in 81g. and sites like VO weren’t. Your dad’s interesting notebook.
            1. sharp-lad
              sharp-lad 27 March 2018 00: 17
              0
              At school (somewhere around the end of the 80s), I learned about neutron weapons and their features, as well as ways to protect against damaging factors, in the lessons of NVP and physics. They also talked about the miracle of tablets from the first-aid kit, which gave time to elementary and merciless revenge when defeated by nuclear (thermonuclear, neutron and simply "dirty", with a cobalt shell) bombs.
    5. NEXUS
      NEXUS 26 March 2018 13: 09
      +8
      Quote: newbie
      I remember somewhere in the sunset of the USSR, I read in the magazine about the neutron bomb. either we did it, or were going to, I don’t remember.

      The creator - Samuel Cohen (1921-2010), an American physicist, is known precisely as the "father of the neutron bomb."

      For a long time, experiments did not reach the stage of production of serial neutron munitions. The technology of its production was first developed in the USA in the second half of the 1970s. Now the technology for the production of such weapons also possess Russia, France and China. Neutron guns have also been created in Russia. In particular, the Curiosity rover is equipped with a Russian neutron gun, and although the output power of the neutron gun mounted on the Mars rover is too large for a laboratory instrument, but small for a weapon, this is already a prototype of future combat neutron guns.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 26 March 2018 13: 13
        +1
        Thank you, NEXUS.
      2. NordOst16
        NordOst16 26 March 2018 14: 21
        0
        The king bomb was a neutron bomb.
    6. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 26 March 2018 13: 14
      +1
      Quote: newbie
      either we did it, or were going to, I don’t remember.

      The "neutron wave" was raised by the mericosa ...
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 26 March 2018 13: 21
        0
        is it clear now. I’m talking about what I read in the journal Science and Technology.
    7. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 26 March 2018 13: 33
      +3
      Quote: newbie
      read in the neutron bomb magazine

      It was the case, I also remember, the noise was ... As a result, they stole the topic.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 26 March 2018 13: 39
        +1
        Yes. closed the topic as for military purposes, the damage was relatively unfortunate. but for civilian infostructure itself. for radiation from a neutron bomb passed through 3/4 of a year.
        1. NordOst16
          NordOst16 26 March 2018 14: 20
          0
          Well, it depends on what constructions were on the ground. If they contained a lot of cobalt, then the place of impact was still shining for a long time.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 26 March 2018 15: 02
            0
            are there so many places on the map of a single gos.va with cobalt greens.
            1. NordOst16
              NordOst16 26 March 2018 19: 05
              0
              metal structures can be
              1. newcomer
                newcomer 26 March 2018 20: 03
                0
                colleague, I'm sorry, but you can be more specific. either there or not. I personally hear for the first time that cobalt is used in building materials. Do you know something, why do not you specify?
                1. NordOst16
                  NordOst16 26 March 2018 20: 55
                  0
                  I agree, I fell for cobalt. But besides it, under the influence of fast neutrons, long-lived iron isotopes can form.
                  And the neutron charge itself does not do without nuclear initiation
                2. sharp-lad
                  sharp-lad 27 March 2018 00: 20
                  0
                  A metal cutting tool, for example.
    8. Antony
      Antony 27 March 2018 16: 04
      0
      In the early 70's, they made a type of hydrogen bomb of low power, but with a large output of radiant energy. Sakharov designed
    9. DimanC
      DimanC 27 March 2018 18: 04
      0
      In Armenia, they say, an accelerator of neutral particles remains. Toward the close of the USSR they managed to build, but they didn’t test
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 March 2018 12: 24
    +11
    and its use "leaves no evidence of who or even what caused the damage»
    But this is probably for Americans one of the important properties. Having such a weapon, strike, and then shrug hands on a blue eye and wonder - who did this?
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 26 March 2018 12: 28
      +3
      no, rather stick a finger at someone at the moment you need and yell, "that's all of them!"
    2. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 26 March 2018 12: 29
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      But this is probably for Americans one of the important properties. Having such a weapon, strike, and then shrug hands on a blue eye and wonder - who did this?

      ours, too, needs to resume developing a system to change the weather ... do you have hurricanes and floods? pichalka ...
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 26 March 2018 12: 28
    +7
    Victims of EG! Powerful neutron irradiation will cause a sharp increase in the concentration of short-lived isotopes in the attacked object. Guessing exactly what dealt a blow - will not have to. They stopped teaching physics at school?
    1. andrej-shironov
      andrej-shironov 26 March 2018 12: 35
      +3
      smile Eugene, why be surprised that most young people do not know what neutron radiation is and what its harm is. And how to fulfill the dream: to capture the enemy’s infrastructure intact without a living population. Now more and more schools study the Bible and management than the exact sciences.
      1. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad 27 March 2018 00: 22
        0
        The world will fall not from wars, but from the invasion of "creaks"! But surely, it has already bred like locusts!
  4. Engineer
    Engineer 26 March 2018 12: 34
    +1
    very interesting how they want to get a neutron beam without nuclear or thermonuclear fusion
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 26 March 2018 13: 12
      +1
      Quote: Engineer
      how do they want to get a neutron beam without nuclear or thermonuclear fusion

      Well ... there are so-called neutron "guns" (from the "area" of beam weapons). There are also schemes without the participation of a "nuclear reactor" ("accelerator" type ... based on a plasma focus chamber ...)
  5. Gogia
    Gogia 26 March 2018 12: 36
    +1
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Victims of EG! Powerful neutron irradiation will cause a sharp increase in the concentration of short-lived isotopes in the attacked object.

    Why only short-lived? Also, long-lived ones - this is how the neutron will sit down :)))
    In principle, the so-called X-ray lasers ... They just do things like that.
  6. Rostislav
    Rostislav 26 March 2018 12: 44
    0
    Everything is numb to him.
  7. Igor V
    Igor V 26 March 2018 12: 46
    +1
    I remember a song from the time of youth:
    We take Reagan for ..opu
    And together we say to Ron: no!
    No need to bomb us in Europe,
    Come on, better jeans or bread.
    No neutron bomb, peace I want
    Glory to Leonid Ilyich!
    Something like this. If necessary, we will sing to Trump, we will sing to Supertrampu! tongue
  8. bald
    bald 26 March 2018 12: 46
    0
    Leaves no evidence - how else. Fucking axioms.
  9. Wolka
    Wolka 26 March 2018 13: 11
    0
    the Yankees are furious in impotent rage, rushing more and more to extremes and scaring the world with horror stories, but they still can’t understand that their madness under any circumstances will not go unpunished ...
  10. shans2
    shans2 26 March 2018 13: 42
    0
    Russia already has prototypes of beam weapons. Putin just did not say)
  11. faterdom
    faterdom 26 March 2018 18: 13
    +1
    In my opinion, special ammunition was also made for Pechora-2m: in the case of massive waves of enemy aircraft (bombers with fighters), such a neutron is launched in their direction, and is blown up in the thick of such a "wave." Hard radiation really quickly kills crews nearby, EMP burns out all the electronics of airplanes and ammunition.
  12. gippernano
    gippernano 26 March 2018 19: 43
    0
    Lazarus was put on bugs, the railgun was placed on the somvolt, the neutron weapon remained to be reanimated and mounted on whatever scooter. Right in front of my eyes, power grew.
  13. Old26
    Old26 26 March 2018 20: 38
    0
    Quote: newbie
    confess, intrigued. had to google. so the release of bombs (judging from an Internet), began in 81g. and sites like VO weren’t. Your dad’s interesting notebook.

    And most importantly at home.. Most likely the usual compendium for conducting classes with L.Ch. on the topic of the use of weapons of mass destruction ...
  14. Operator
    Operator 26 March 2018 21: 19
    0
    Deputy Secretary of Defense Griffin - equivalent to deputy. Minister of Defense Borisov laughing
  15. komis55
    komis55 27 March 2018 06: 00
    0
    I’m full of energy for the entire program, I need the element until the fall, but I don’t know which one.
  16. askme
    askme 27 March 2018 14: 55
    0
    Here are cartoons so cartoons ... Bullshit with experience .....
  17. Antony
    Antony 27 March 2018 16: 07
    0
    Saw the railgun first!))