The third stage of testing the tactical guided thermonuclear bomb B61-12 has been conducted in the USA

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In the United States of America, the 3 stage of testing a new atomic weapons. In a press release from the US National Nuclear Security Administration, we are talking about the B61-12 bomb, which was dropped from an F-15E fighter-bomber at the Tonopah (Nevada) test site. The report provides information that the bomb was used without a warhead, which corresponds to international standards when conducting such tests.

В US National Nuclear Security Administration noted that all tests were carried out successfully, and the bomb nominally hit targets at the Tonopah range. Telemetry did not record any deviations when testing atomic weapons.

The third stage of testing the tactical guided thermonuclear bomb B61-12 has been conducted in the USA


The first test of a tactical guided thermonuclear bomb B61-12 was conducted in the US this summer. B61-12 is a deep modernization of the B61 bomb created in the USA in the 60 of the 20 of the 20th century. More than 2010 billions of dollars were spent from the US budget on modernization activities in the period from 2015 to 2. The end of the financing of the modernization and testing project should be completed in 2018 year. It is on 2018 that the launch of the B61-12 to the troops is scheduled.

Earlier in the German media there was information that the Americans are going to deliver the B61-12 bombs to the air base in Germany (the city of Büchel). The Pentagon said it was “premature to talk about the deliveries of controlled thermonuclear bombs to Germany”.
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  1. +3
    November 17, 2015
    Russia must adequately respond to this threat from the United States
    1. +8
      November 17, 2015
      An asymmetric response is much more efficient and cheaper.
      1. +2
        November 17, 2015
        Quote: cniza
        An asymmetric response is much more efficient and cheaper.

        The bombs will be located at American bases in Europe. Where they will be stored, how many of them we will not know. And ?!
        And what, in this situation, should our "Asymmetric response" be?
        1. 0
          November 17, 2015
          Is the photo for the article interesting, photographed the kamikaze?
          And on the topic of the "new" bomb ... Not a fact, oh not a fact, these "partners" (although after the appearance of one president in a certain magazine it is somehow scary to call them partners), as the Chinese are tying everything and everyone. Only somewhere they came across an article that at the age of 16 they would rivet a copy of the RPG-7, but the name ...... Gee is right already its own .... Observed legal norms ...
          1. 0
            November 17, 2015
            From found
            Production of an American copy of the Russian RPG-7 hand-held grenade launcher will begin in the second quarter of 2016, a representative of AirTronics USA, which developed the American version of the grenade launcher, said on Tuesday.

            “We developed two modifications of the RPG-7, which received the designation PSRL-1 (Precision, Shoulder-fired Rocket Launcher) and GS-777 (PSRL-2).

            We "DEVELOPED" ... What a loud word ..
            So much of their new seems ours, but the well-forgotten old .....
    2. 0
      November 17, 2015
      To deliver a preemptive strike along the coast, using the Sakharov method.
    3. Tor5
      0
      November 17, 2015
      We will wait for the development of events, and wait not idly by.
      1. wk
        0
        November 18, 2015
        Quote: Tor5
        We will wait for the development of events, and wait not idly by.


        Vitaliy! ... Klitschko ... log in!
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    5. +1
      November 17, 2015
      Quote: kursk87
      Russia must adequately respond to this threat from the United States


      Tenfold!
  2. +5
    November 17, 2015
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    1. +2
      November 17, 2015
      Quote: Snake AAA
      Yes, in today's life, Americans are not afraid of a nuclear threat, but need terrorists! And then they test the bombs! Think about what is happening in Europe, it can happen anywhere, but in the USA I’ll turn it on!



      Nuclear weapons in Russia and the United States - this is normal, already used

      Now, if the IS captures nuclear weapons in Pakistan (and this is one of the scenarios for the development of events in the Middle East) it will no longer be before the tests, and not before Russia's nuclear torpedoes.

      Who knows what plans IG sponsors have, I don’t think they are ready to give up easily.

      1. jjj
        +3
        November 17, 2015
        Look at the sequence of events. The news about the "newest Russian nuclear torpedo" passed through the tapes - the West stopped calling Assad enemy number 1
      2. +1
        November 17, 2015
        Che in Pakistan. Tactical thermonuclear Americans will soon bring to Germany. And there are already several divisions of militants. Capture and explode.
      3. 0
        November 17, 2015
        Even if ISIS fighters seize launchers with nuclear missiles they cannot launch them - they will not have launch codes.
        1. 0
          November 17, 2015
          They will, they will certainly be, and they will randomly type on the keyboard wink
          But seriously, the codes are not needed - the missile can be shot down, but if you steal the warhead and take it to the territory of Russia and then jerk even a small town on the spot, it will be much more serious. And they will have enough time to remove the warhead from the rocket, while "the reinforcements arrived in time, finished their coffee and took up positions."
        2. 0
          November 17, 2015
          They will, they will certainly be, and they will randomly type on the keyboard wink
          But seriously, the codes are not needed - the missile can be shot down, but if you steal the warhead and take it to the territory of Russia and then jerk even a small town on the spot, it will be much more serious. And they will have enough time to remove the warhead from the rocket, while "the reinforcements arrived in time, finished their coffee and took up positions."
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  3. +1
    November 17, 2015
    Yes, in today's life, Americans are not afraid of a nuclear threat, but need terrorists! And then they test the bombs! Think about what is happening in Europe, it can happen anywhere, but in the USA I’ll turn it on!
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  4. +3
    November 17, 2015
    Well done, just say, carriers of such products are unlikely to reach our territory! Russian air defense is the best in the world if they don’t start wrinkling, like with a mutak that sat on Red Square on Cessna! hi
  5. +2
    November 17, 2015
    Americans are going to deliver B61-12 bombs to an air base in Germany (Buchel city)

    On the one hand, there are constant claims against Russia for enhancing its defense capability, on the other hand, with tests to deliver this ammunition to Germany, i.e. closer to Russia. When will there be at least a little elementary logic in the actions and statements of the United States? Probably never.
  6. +3
    November 17, 2015
    What is a TACTICAL FUSION? How much is a kiloton charge? Thermonuclear is all the power, immediately Belaya Zemlya and Nikita Khrushchev recall that all the windows in Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula flew out ...
    1. +1
      November 17, 2015
      As I understand it, two nuclei of hydrogen - and you can already make a thermonuclear bomb. The problem is heating.
      1. 0
        November 17, 2015
        Quote: Zefr
        As I understand it, two nuclei of hydrogen - and you can already make a thermonuclear bomb. The problem is heating.

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        I also understand, but how weak are the charges obtained? The point is not to demolish everything to a single hair dryer, but to carefully bomb a limited area ...
        PS As I understand it, from 0,3 to 170 kilotons, of variable power ... And so, up to 9 megatons in various versions, the B61 bomb ...
    2. 0
      November 17, 2015
      for Altona:
      "What is TACTICAL THERMONUCLEAR? How many kilotons is there?" ////

      "The bomb has four selectable yields: 0.3; 5; 10; and 50 kilotons.

      From 0.3 to 50 CT. It can be adjusted to the required power before departure
      plane.
  7. +6
    November 17, 2015
    Yes, he came up with a new bomb.
  8. 0
    November 17, 2015
    think scare RUSSIA bomb its new ?! Well, we'll pretend that belay got scared! Yes lol
  9. +2
    November 17, 2015
    Spruce .... and why the State Department does not show concern?
    They dropped a bomb - and it’s without a warhead. Well, and what is it, nafik, a vigorous loaf?
    So you can just throw blanks - and pass them off as the "Death Star".
    Either the military stole a warhead (wow, or God forbid the Basmachi) and sold it.
    Or the money was stolen even during the start of financing.
    And they go to everyone’s ears - thermonuclear .... controlled ... radical modernization.
    And all to a damn thing, ESU, the State Department, NATE, Saint-Com .. no one is concerned.
    ...
    I would show concern!
  10. +2
    November 17, 2015
    The mistake is that the bomb was empty and had to be dropped not in the Nevada desert and with a charge on Washington.
    And believe me, that many in the world would live much easier and more fun.
  11. +1
    November 17, 2015
    They will destroy the planet. Because of his stupidity.
  12. 0
    November 17, 2015
    So what? Did the Japanese congratulate the allies on a new achievement? Or do they hope that now the United States will find other goals? "IS positions in the sparsely populated desert regions of Syria and Iraq may well become new nuclear test sites." request You can expect anything from the little-groomed!
  13. +1
    November 17, 2015
    Quote: Serpent AAA
    Yes, in today's life, Americans are not afraid of a nuclear threat, but need terrorists! And then they test the bombs! Think about what is happening in Europe, it can happen anywhere, but in the USA I’ll turn it on!

    By the way, the media (Channel 1) voiced threats from the Islamic State specifically to the United States, and Washington was declared the next target, as the speech of another formidable bearded man translated. If they fail, Obama, and the whole system of national defense, will not seem enough - demonstrations are provided at least!
  14. Stepan stepanovich
    0
    November 17, 2015
    Weapon finishing?
  15. +1
    November 17, 2015
    epic rozplil platinum saws of gold aircraft!
    Bombs are effective against countries where air defense is at the bow stage and there is no aviation!
  16. -4
    November 17, 2015
    And what is the actual banter about? The bomb is controlled, i.e. high-precision. With KVO, as in conventional UABs, it is a good tool for hitting highly protected targets with previously known coordinates. I bet if this product was Russian-made, the comments would sound like “America is massively putting Putin's new super-duper weapon in his pants !!!”.
  17. 0
    November 17, 2015
    And why did Russia go awry, recycle warheads on TVELs. Everything in this world
    repeated, nothing new, everything was and everything will be. It seems to be starting
    a new era of nuclear race, with the light hand of a peacemaker-Nobel laureate.
  18. 0
    November 17, 2015
    Even I didn’t understand the Yankees. We even unified the tactical charges in a modular way. That is, the charge is installed on any controlled medium suitable for mass and size characteristics. An air bomb, a rocket, a torpedo, it doesn’t matter. There is no need for special maintenance of ammunition in the end. Therefore, the Yankees they have been constantly complaining recently about violations of the RMSD, they cannot draw current. Therefore, the old charges were put into recycling in the Russian Federation. It’s very bad to see the USA with fissile materials.

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