US modernizes nuclear warheads stationed in Germany

US modernizes nuclear warheads stationed in Germany

The United States has modernized B61-type nuclear warheads deployed in Germany. The operation was carried out in secret mode, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel.


According to the publication, the U.S. military last fall conducted a secret operation to move U.S. B61-type nuclear warheads to the United States, where new software was installed on them for two days. It is reported that about 20 warheads were delivered to the airfield of a military base near the settlement of Büchel (Büchel federal state Rhineland-Palatinate), where they were loaded aboard a military transport aircraft and sent to the United States, and two days later an operation was carried out to unload the warheads on the same airfield.

According to the magazine, the German government received a notification from Washington about the operation shortly before it began, after which the Bundeswehr was put on high alert in case of transportation weapons something will go wrong.

Der Spiegel said Germany had been a nuclear-weapon-free zone for 48 hours.

Recall that at present approximately 150 units of American nuclear weapons are stored in Europe. According to data released last summer, US nuclear weapons are stored at six US or European military bases, namely: Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Büchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in the Netherlands and Incirlik in Turkey.

It is not known whether modernization of the remaining warheads in Europe was carried out, but it can be assumed that the modernization did take place and was also carried out in secret mode.
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  1. sanik2020 April 11 2020 13: 41 New
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    According to the magazine, the German government received a notification from Washington about the operation shortly before it began, after which the Bundeswehr was put on high alert in case something went wrong with the transportation of weapons.

    But they could not have warned at all, Germany since 1945, the country was occupied.
    1. Finches April 11 2020 13: 52 New
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      Awesome secrecy, if Der Spiegel writes about this ... laughing So you write that a little bit the Yankees reminded the Germans who is the boss and who is the six ...
      1. Zoldat_A April 11 2020 22: 20 New
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        Quote: Finches
        So you write that a little bit the Yankees reminded the Germans who is the boss and who is the six ...

        It is also necessary that ours remind the Germans of the inevitability and crushing defeat. After the 45th, the Germans restored Germany. This time there will be no one and no need to restore the radioactive desert.
    2. Observer2014 April 11 2020 13: 57 New
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      Germany since 1945, the country is occupied.
      And thank God! yesThey have from great culture. To great abomination. One step.
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    3. Atlant-1164 April 11 2020 14: 00 New
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      painted orange? or points loaders issued new)
      1. knn54 April 11 2020 14: 27 New
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        Modernization of automatic systems for the detonation of nuclear warheads. In particular, correction for deviations, for example, from a mine target. In general, a "super fuse".
        Now about Spiegel. The main thing is not about what they write, but about what they are silent.
        For example, about increasing the number. Knowing cynicism, the Yankees meanness is not surprising.
        Although this fact may also come up.
      2. Zoldat_A April 11 2020 22: 22 New
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        Quote: Atlant-1164
        painted orange? or points loaders issued new)

        The German government issued new points. Green. Emerald.
  2. Ravil_Asnafovich April 11 2020 13: 50 New
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    The United States has modernized B61-type nuclear warheads deployed in Germany. The operation was carried out in secret mode, according to the German magazine Der Spiege. Such work is not carried out secretly, especially to those who should be notified in the Russian Federation.
  3. Mebius April 11 2020 13: 58 New
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    The United States has modernized B61-type nuclear warheads deployed in Germany. The operation was carried out in secret mode, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel.

    Well, while old Merkel is alive, all the agreements have been rewritten .. Eh Germany, again, are you being substituted for a Russian blow? Not tired ..?
  4. Ravil_Asnafovich April 11 2020 14: 00 New
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    Those who put a minus to me, please don’t do it if you don’t know a lot of things, especially since the USSR and the USA informed each other to conduct a training launch of a ballistic missile.
  5. Observer2014 April 11 2020 14: 01 New
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    Der Spiegel said Germany had been a nuclear-weapon-free zone for 48 hours.
    Our "loshars" wassat laughingDo not take advantage of the tactical situation! laughing Joke. Relax. We would like to fulfill with our loved ones what exactly is good.
  6. Maas April 11 2020 14: 22 New
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    Superpower)
  7. Pavel57 April 11 2020 14: 30 New
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    The nuclear bomb is more correct, and the missile head in this context.
  8. askort154 April 11 2020 14: 31 New
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    It is reported that about 20 warheads were delivered to the airfield of a military base near the village Buchel ... where they were loaded aboard a military transport aircraft and sent to the United States, and two days later an operation was carried out to unload warheads at the same airfield

    No wonder the name of the village. The locals know, but the Americans realized only two days later, and they returned back to exchange 20 warheads for a buchel.


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  9. Doccor18 April 11 2020 15: 18 New
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    We cut the Pioneers, removed the refueling system from the Tu-22m, and these "partners" both kept nuclear arsenals at our borders and are holding them.
  10. eklmn April 11 2020 16: 41 New
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    In this article, you might think that nobody speaks English at Der Spiegel! Back in June 2019, many media in English. wrote about the modernization of tactical nuclear weapons in Germany.
    June 28 2019.
    “The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is currently upgrading non-strategic warheads deployed in European NATO countries. The NNSA restores and replaces the components of the obsolete B-61-3 and B-61-4 warheads, turning them into an updated B61-12 model. ”
    https://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/nato-nuclear-disarmament/
    So with his article the editors lovingly threw noodles on the ears of their dear readers, who gladly do this without verification.