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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. kursk87
    kursk87 17 November 2015 13: 50
    +3
    Russia must adequately respond to this threat from the United States
    1. cniza
      cniza 17 November 2015 14: 28
      +8
      An asymmetric response is much more efficient and cheaper.
      1. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 17 November 2015 14: 51
        +2
        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. severniy
          severniy 17 November 2015 16: 35
          0
          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. severniy
            severniy 17 November 2015 16: 40
            0
            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. shans2
      shans2 17 November 2015 14: 39
      0
      To deliver a preemptive strike along the coast, using the Sakharov method.
    3. Tor5
      Tor5 17 November 2015 15: 05
      0
      We will wait for the development of events, and wait not idly by.
      1. wk
        wk 18 November 2015 14: 06
        0
        Quote: Tor5
        We will wait for the development of events, and wait not idly by.


        Vitaliy! ... Klitschko ... log in!
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    5. sherp2015
      sherp2015 17 November 2015 16: 11
      +1
      Quote: kursk87
      Russia must adequately respond to this threat from the United States


      Tenfold!
  2. sever.56
    sever.56 17 November 2015 13: 53
    +5
    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2015/335/uyxn990.png
    1. bulvas
      bulvas 17 November 2015 14: 02
      +2
      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
        jjj 17 November 2015 14: 07
        +3
        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. Zefr
        Zefr 17 November 2015 15: 19
        +1
        Che in Pakistan. Tactical thermonuclear Americans will soon bring to Germany. And there are already several divisions of militants. Capture and explode.
      3. Vadim237
        Vadim237 17 November 2015 15: 50
        0
        Even if ISIS fighters seize launchers with nuclear missiles they cannot launch them - they will not have launch codes.
        1. Belousov
          Belousov 17 November 2015 19: 19
          0
          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. Belousov
          Belousov 17 November 2015 19: 19
          0
          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. Snake AAA
    Snake AAA 17 November 2015 13: 53
    +1
    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. kot28.ru
    kot28.ru 17 November 2015 13: 54
    +3
    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. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 November 2015 13: 56
    +2
    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. Altona
    Altona 17 November 2015 14: 00
    +3
    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. Zefr
      Zefr 17 November 2015 15: 30
      +1
      As I understand it, two nuclei of hydrogen - and you can already make a thermonuclear bomb. The problem is heating.
      1. Altona
        Altona 17 November 2015 16: 25
        0
        Quote: Zefr
        As I understand it, two nuclei of hydrogen - and you can already make a thermonuclear bomb. The problem is heating.

        ---------------------
        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. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 November 2015 17: 44
      0
      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. roskot
    roskot 17 November 2015 14: 09
    +6
    Yes, he came up with a new bomb.
  8. gg.na
    gg.na 17 November 2015 14: 12
    0
    think scare RUSSIA bomb its new ?! Well, we'll pretend that belay got scared! yes lol
  9. Bashibuzuk
    Bashibuzuk 17 November 2015 14: 25
    +2
    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. Belarus
    Belarus 17 November 2015 14: 35
    +2
    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. KAPITANUS
    KAPITANUS 17 November 2015 14: 36
    +1
    They will destroy the planet. Because of his stupidity.
  12. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 17 November 2015 14: 36
    0
    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. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 17 November 2015 14: 36
    +1
    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
    Stepan stepanovich 17 November 2015 14: 52
    0
    Weapon finishing?
  15. MolGro
    MolGro 17 November 2015 15: 38
    +1
    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. van zai
    van zai 17 November 2015 16: 47
    -4
    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. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov 17 November 2015 20: 20
    0
    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. shinobi
    shinobi 17 November 2015 22: 05
    0
    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.