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US certified B61-12 nuclear bombs and for Tornado airplanes of the German Air Force

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The certification process for the new American tactical nuclear bombs B61-12 has been completed. Now, as stated in the US National Department of Nuclear Safety, B61-12 will begin to be mass-produced at the Pantex plant near the city of Amarillo (Texas, USA) - this month. It is stated that the new nuclear bomb will replace all the major previous versions, including the B61-3, -4, -7 and -10, which ultimately aims to reduce the maintenance costs of this deadly weapons USA.


US certified B61-12 nuclear bombs and for Tornado airplanes of the German Air Force


Research B61-12 lasted about three years and ultimately confirmed compliance with the required parameters of the Pentagon, including such a parameter as the affected area. The certification involved 12 independent experts, as reported Defense News.

It is noted that this nuclear bomb is certified for such carriers as B-52, B-2, F-15, F-16, F / A-18, as well as for multi-purpose fighters of the Air Forces of Britain and Germany Tornado. It is stated that the certification of ammunition for aircraft of European partners of the United States was carried out "on the basis of an agreement within NATO." Does this mean that the United States is ready to transfer the B61-12 nuclear bombs from Germany, which does not have the status of a nuclear power? Although the United States has long since turned the Federal Republic of Germany into the European warehouse of tactical nuclear weapons, having deployed tactical nuclear bombs of previous generations a few decades ago at its military bases on German territory.

In this regard, the statement of the American General Ronald Allen, representing the aforementioned “nuclear” department, looks like an extreme degree of cynicism:
This demonstrates the continued commitment of our joint team to meeting the solid demands of safe and effective nuclear deterrence.


Another would add "non-proliferation."

The Defense News article states that the B61-12 application put an end to the tests at the Tonopah training ground (Nevada, USA). The tests were considered successful, and the commission decided to allow the mass production of these munitions.

The program to upgrade the tactical nuclear air force will cost the Pentagon 9,5 billion dollars. However, it is already stated that the existing funding is not enough.
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  1. Winnie the Pooh
    Winnie the Pooh 2 October 2018 19: 46
    +5
    nuclear bombs B61-12 and for aircraft Tornado Air Force Germany

    Again, the Germans want to set against Russia? The first world, second and third Germans should fight with the Russians? Well, sly usurers ..
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 2 October 2018 19: 48
      +9
      Quote: Winnie the Pooh
      nuclear bombs B61-12 and for aircraft Tornado Air Force Germany

      Again, the Germans want to set against Russia? The first world, second and third Germans should fight with the Russians? Well, sly usurers ..

      This time, I think the Germans will not lead .. by the hands of the Poles, Ukrainians plan to fight ..
      1. Winnie the Pooh
        Winnie the Pooh 2 October 2018 19: 57
        +3
        Quote: Svarog
        This time, I think the Germans will not lead .. by the hands of the Poles, Ukrainians plan to fight ..

        I also hope so .. But Germany was flooded with migrants of all stripes, as if for this
        They will call upon the Army to be armed and forward to Russia ..))) The main thing is to start, and there they will pull up others from all borders of Russia .. Do you think this is not realistic? I personally won’t be surprised ..
        But I think that their last "crusade" will be towards Russia ... soldier
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 2 October 2018 19: 58
          +5
          Quote: Winnie the Pooh
          Quote: Svarog
          This time, I think the Germans will not lead .. by the hands of the Poles, Ukrainians plan to fight ..

          I also hope so .. But Germany was flooded with migrants of all stripes, as if for this
          They will call upon the Army to be armed and forward to Russia ..))) The main thing is to start, and there they will pull up others from all borders of Russia .. Do you think this is not realistic? I personally won’t be surprised ..
          But I think that their last "crusade" will be towards Russia ... soldier

          Everything is possible...
        2. Klingon
          Klingon 3 October 2018 19: 22
          0
          Winry Pooh, This will not be a crusade, but a campaign with the motto Allaav Bar and, accordingly, a green flag with a crescent for migrants are not Christians under any sauce wink most native Germans are not happy about this, and instead of crowds of migrants would prefer to be friends with the Russians, but they are not asked
      2. Waldemar
        Waldemar 2 October 2018 20: 08
        +4
        In my opinion they generally hope to strike from all sides ....
      3. milton
        milton 2 October 2018 20: 40
        0
        And what do the Poles have tornadoes? If so I learned something new for myself wassat
        1. Alex_You
          Alex_You 2 October 2018 22: 05
          0
          The Poles F-16 are available.
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 3 October 2018 01: 05
            -1
            Alex_You (Alexander )
            The Poles F-16 are available.
            Well, sho ?! It is a sin to be afraid of the wretched. This is not the same situation as under the USSR. World peace. laughing So die you in nuclear hell amLet Polish and Western children now write and repent. Who in the trend will understand: repeat laughing
      4. Rav Rav
        Rav Rav 2 October 2018 22: 13
        -1
        And do not expect migrants to stay in Germany, Germans will rape who will be? They have almost no men left.
        1. Klingon
          Klingon 3 October 2018 19: 27
          0
          In Chemnitz, the Germans beat the migrants on the streets, shopping malls were all fed up with doing nothing by the authorities and the police, after which they were declared Nazi in the media
    2. figwam
      figwam 2 October 2018 19: 51
      +4
      It is noted that this nuclear bomb is certified for carriers such as B-52, B-2, F-15, F-16, F / A-18, as well as for the multi-role fighters of the British and German air forces Tornado.

      I see, the Yankees are simply the main proponents of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. German pilots will have to bomb someone in Europe with nuclear weapons! Now I understand why the pilots in Germany began to resign from service.
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 2 October 2018 19: 56
        +3
        Quote: figvam
        Now I understand why the German pilots began to resign from service.

        Where did you get this information?
        1. figwam
          figwam 2 October 2018 20: 30
          +2
          Quote: Svarog
          Where did you get this information?

          In the German media there was information that immediately 7 military pilots submitted reports on dismissal.
          1. Svarog
            Svarog 2 October 2018 20: 36
            +4
            Quote: figvam
            Quote: Svarog
            Where did you get this information?

            In the German media there was information that immediately 7 military pilots submitted reports on dismissal.

            And what is the reason that they filed for dismissal .. I wonder .. maybe even realistically, they are planning something .. the war is on the doorstep?
            1. figwam
              figwam 2 October 2018 21: 03
              +5
              Well, if German pilots are first offered to start learning how to use American tactical nuclear weapons during exercises, then the instinct starts to work for smart ones.
              1. Winnie the Pooh
                Winnie the Pooh 2 October 2018 21: 15
                +4
                Quote: figvam
                then the smart instinct starts to work.

                Most likely, historical memory, as Germany has already been framed several times ... hi
                We Russians do not care who we have there "for the new one", we are usually on the eternal defense and wait .. Who will want to try Russia next. soldier We became few, but this time we can withstand it, I’m sure.
                1. Svarog
                  Svarog 2 October 2018 21: 31
                  +9
                  Quote: Winnie the Pooh
                  We became few, but this time we can withstand it, I’m sure.

                  At this time, few will become all .. and someone will not at all ..
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 2 October 2018 22: 43
        +2
        Quote: figvam
        It is noted that this nuclear bomb is certified for carriers such as B-52, B-2, F-15, F-16, F / A-18, as well as for the multi-role fighters of the British and German air forces Tornado.

        And where in the lists of "squires" super-duper F-35 ??? Or is it not certified for free falling B61-12? Damn, bad luck ... But how did they describe that he has no equal in breaking through air defense / missile defense systems ...
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 2 October 2018 23: 35
          +2
          Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
          And where in the lists of "squires" super-duper F-35 ???

          I went to the source https://www.defensenews.com/space/2018/10/01/americas-newest-nuclear-gravity-bomb-completes-design-review/, there was a separate proposal for the F-35.
          The weapon is certified for both B-52 bombers and B-2, F-15, F-16 and F / A-18 fighters, as well as British and German Tornado aircraft in accordance with the NATO agreement. The F-35 is also scheduled to undergo weapons certification at some point in the next decade.
  2. 320423
    320423 2 October 2018 19: 54
    -1
    why don’t we stash it in Syria, Transnistria, Serbia, well, on the moon laughing laughing laughing
    1. Henderson
      Henderson 2 October 2018 20: 17
      +3
      That will be some kind of fun when after that it shows up in the hands of some sort of ISIS cell in the North Caucasus.
  3. bald
    bald 2 October 2018 19: 57
    -2
    And how else, with its SMS it spins. Thought Russia just like that ?! Horseradish - all hesitate. I said I have the right.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 2 October 2018 20: 00
    +1
    And think about who it all falls on ??? We, if sho, will try to wet it all over their heads! And it’s even destroyed, it’s death for many generations later !!!
  5. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 2 October 2018 20: 22
    0
    Nuclear bombs (!) - again, the weapon is exclusively against the Papuans who do not have a normal anti-air and air component. So if the United States estimates our defense capability so low (or its chances to knock these components out to us at once) - well, it’s worse.
    Nuclear bombs are really the weapons of the last century, not this. Even tactical landmines look much preferable.
  6. Jerk
    Jerk 2 October 2018 20: 26
    +1
    However, it has now been announced that existing funding is not enough.

    And the sawmill is working ...
  7. faterdom
    faterdom 2 October 2018 20: 28
    +4
    We need to certify our X-55s for Iranian and Syrian aircraft. But the Germans must understand: if they even throw at least one such bomb at least on someone, there will never be any Germany again. I still believe that we have in vain allowed to recreate it after the Second World War.
  8. keeper03
    keeper03 2 October 2018 20: 43
    +2
    Why don't Russia bring the project to the UN about nonproliferation tactical nuclear weapons ?! request How much can Mother Earth land .. .. ?! am No. soldier
  9. razved
    razved 2 October 2018 21: 10
    +4
    Nuclear bombs for a non-nuclear-weapon country, isn't that a violation of the non-proliferation treaty?
    1. MKPU-115
      MKPU-115 2 October 2018 23: 00
      +1
      Quote: razved
      Nuclear bombs for a non-nuclear-weapon country, isn't that a violation of the non-proliferation treaty?

      For the USA and Israel, of course not.
    2. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 3 October 2018 01: 24
      +1
      No. It is important who holds the button. In the eighties, the Soviet army trained Bulgarian pilots at MiG 23MLD on atomic bombing and for a known time kept tactical atomic weapons in our territory. Normal practice. Do Germans need to be scared that they will become a target? Yes, if everything disappears, not only the Germans ...
      1. faterdom
        faterdom 3 October 2018 08: 47
        +1
        Well, at least you understand that everything has disappeared ...
  10. Zomanus
    Zomanus 3 October 2018 00: 15
    0
    Well, what is it? We are updating our strategic nuclear forces and they are updating.
    In general, a completely normal process ...
    1. NG inform
      NG inform 4 October 2018 02: 42
      -2
      Violate international nonproliferation law.
  11. Alexander Galaktionov
    Alexander Galaktionov 3 October 2018 04: 12
    0
    [quote = KAA boa constrictor] [quote = to figs]. But how was it painted that he had no equal in breaking through the air defense / missile defense systems ... [/ quote]
    As well as in its time and F-117, in Yugoslavia we all know that it was shot down, and not even the S-300
  12. NG inform
    NG inform 4 October 2018 02: 42
    -2
    Well, let's provide Syria, for a while. Purely to contain NATO.