“The B-61 nuclear bombs are now deployed at six bases in five countries. The release of the first B61-12 bombs from the conveyor is planned for 2020, 2024 is supposed to be made by 480. After that, some of them will be installed and deployed in Europe on new F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter-bomber aircraft and temporarily on older aircraft, ”the newspaper said. Look data from the Federation of American Scientists.
According to General Cartwright, “the B61-12 bomb will have increased accuracy that will be achieved through the guided tail, and the ability to use a smaller charge, which will reduce radioactive emissions.”
He noted that such characteristics "will be more convenient for the US President and decision-making on national security issues."
Last month, the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced the successful completion of the third final test of a modernized bomb at the Nevada test site.