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New methods for tracking nuclear tests are being developed in Russia

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Russian experts are developing methods for tracking nuclear tests in connection with the emergence abroad of more advanced technologies to conceal nuclear explosions, reports RIA News a message from Colonel Igor Tokarev, Head of the Special Control Service (SSC) of the Russian Ministry of Defense.




Tokarev recalled that “in accordance with the Test Ban Treaty weapons in the atmosphere, outer space and under water, countries possessing nuclear weapons began to conduct only underground nuclear explosions, which can only be detected by means of seismic monitoring. ”

Hidden to conduct such tests is technically easier, and developments in this direction are available and are being improved,
he said.

According to the colonel, such opportunities are used, for example, as “the maximum possible reduction in the power of nuclear charges, which, with an increase in the accuracy of their delivery, does not affect their combat effectiveness; testing in geological rocks, reducing the intensity of seismic wave formation; increasing the depth of laying the charge to eliminate the possibility of release of radioactive products ".

Also, tests can be carried out in seismically active areas, where, against the background of natural tectonic processes (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions), the recognition of the nature of the seismic source (its identification) becomes an extremely difficult scientific and practical task, which is solved by specialists of the Service with unique knowledge and experience.
told Tokarev.

He noted that "the improvement of scientific methods of control over nuclear testing is carried out by the Research Center for Special Control."

According to Tokarev, in addition, "new special methods of monitoring any nuclear activity are developing, and geophysical sources of natural origin, earthquakes, in particular, and explosions of ordinary explosives are used as a model."
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  1. Serge Gorely
    Serge Gorely 11 May 2018 14: 49
    +4
    Chu that I see?
    1. Logall
      Logall 11 May 2018 14: 51
      +5
      There is something fascinating in it! Even in chaos there is a harmony ...
      1. ANCIENT
        ANCIENT 11 May 2018 14: 54
        +3
        Dreams, or the real future, now no one will say!
        1. Logall
          Logall 11 May 2018 14: 56
          +4
          Quote: ANCIENT
          Dreams, or the real future

          You have interesting dreams, Sergey! I'm even afraid to imagine your goals ...
          But often a dream becomes a goal ... I don’t even know whether to wish you good luck or not?
          1. ANCIENT
            ANCIENT 11 May 2018 15: 03
            +5
            Logall - Alexander hi it’s just exactly what the USA deserves for mass wars around the world! negative
            1. Voyager
              Voyager 11 May 2018 18: 29
              0
              The oldest Sergey, the only problem is that in any caseif this happens, missiles "usa" will fly to Russian cities. They have the same retaliation system as our Perimeter. Therefore, it is in our interests that such things never happen to them.
      2. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 11 May 2018 15: 00
        +3
        I believe it is necessary to withdraw from the agreement "on the ban on nuclear tests ...". Too Many "hot" goals have become. It’s time to remind you that there won’t be winners in the Atomic War!
        Nuclear tests alone are a good deterrent! Moreover, in terms of conventional weapons and human resources, we unfortunately concede. I’m silent about the economy. hi
    2. viktor.
      viktor. 12 May 2018 18: 44
      0
      hi Well, dreams I have to say, beauty: wassat laughing :
  2. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 11 May 2018 14: 50
    +4
    So far, only North Koreans have officially tested nuclear weapons, but I won’t be amazed if the "sworn" from overseas secretly conducted a couple of nuclear underground explosions at great depths!
  3. Ace Tambourine
    Ace Tambourine 11 May 2018 14: 53
    +1
    50-100 Megatons do not need trials ...
    Tested by test subjects ...
    Wishing to queue ...
  4. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov 11 May 2018 14: 56
    0
    Very necessary and promising service! Indeed, now in the era of constantly developing technological progress, more and more countries want to have a compact weapon with minimal damaging power, and at the same time sufficiently powerful (nuclear), so that the desired result is achieved at the place of use! This must be kept under total control!
  5. Kerensky
    Kerensky 11 May 2018 15: 11
    0
    Thu! In us humpback sculpt:
    becomes a very difficult scientific and practical task, which is solved by specialists of the Service with unique knowledge and experience,

    And the agents for what ?! Or do two people in each country know about the trials? They lifted the tail from the seats and "in the field", to the recruiter ... The knights of the cloak and dagger, pah, bar and air conditioning do not want to work at all ....
  6. flicker
    flicker 11 May 2018 15: 13
    +1
    Often it comes to the use of tactical nuclear charges or low-power nuclear charges. He slammed someone with a nuclear charge of low power, small enough to prove the presence of a nuclear charge is not easy (there is no powerful radiation background) - but the destruction is quite significant. A good loophole to circumvent the ban on the use of nuclear charges and inflict necessary damage on the enemy.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 11 May 2018 15: 59
      +2
      Quote: flicker
      Nice loophole

      So yes, but there is a nuance:
      Tests can also be carried out in seismically active areas, where against the background of natural tectonic processes (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions), recognition of the nature of the seismic source (its identification) becomes a very difficult scientific and practical task,
      Here, actually. Then it is logical to assume that the same mattresses, so that no one burns, will begin to test nuclear weapons in .... yes, in the Yellowstone Nature Reserve. wassat Well then, good luck to them then. laughing
      1. flicker
        flicker 12 May 2018 17: 59
        +2
        the same mattresses, so that no one burns, they begin to test nuclear weapons in .... yes, in the Yellowstone Nature Reserve
        They can also experience in ... Japan smile
  7. Humpty
    Humpty 11 May 2018 15: 32
    0
    Near us, the Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences is also involved in the recording of underground nuclear explosions. The place is exceptionally well chosen, near a powerful fault that overlooks the surface of the earth.
  8. Old26
    Old26 11 May 2018 18: 42
    0
    Quote: Hunter 2
    I believe it is necessary to withdraw from the agreement "on the ban on nuclear tests ...". Too Many "hot" goals have become. It’s time to remind you that there won’t be winners in the Atomic War!
    Nuclear tests alone are a good deterrent! Moreover, in terms of conventional weapons and human resources, we unfortunately concede. I’m silent about the economy. hi

    And what will we achieve? If we leave, the others will leave. And the same Americans will tear charges, and such. which they cannot test now, and computer simulation does not give a 100% guarantee.
    The French and British, Chinese and Indians, Pakistanis and North Koreans will start. Then South Korea, Japan, Iran will join this. And further down the list, including Georgia, for example. Do we need it ???

    Quote: ANCIENT
    So far, only North Koreans have officially tested nuclear weapons, but I won’t be amazed if the "sworn" from overseas secretly conducted a couple of nuclear underground explosions at great depths!

    And we secretly spent a couple at a depth of 10 km ....