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US Military Successfully Test Nuclear Gravity Bomb

The upgraded B61-12 will replace four older versions of the bomb

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…from Russia Today,  Moscow

The United States Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) successfully tested the latest version of a nuclear bomb that was originally developed in the early 1960s. 

A “safe” version of the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb – one with no warhead – was tested on July 1 at a test range in the Nevada desert. The Air Force and NNSA are aiming to extend the lifespan of the nuclear weapon by upgrading some of its parts.

“This test marks a major milestone for the B61-12 Life Extension Program, demonstrating end-to-end system performance under representative delivery conditions,” Dr. Don Cook, of the NNSA, said in statement released Wednesday.

“Achieving the first complete B61-12 flight test provides clear evidence of the nation’s continued commitment to maintain the B61 and provides assurance to our allies.”

The test was the first of three development flight tests for the B61-12 Life Extension Program (LEP), with the other two development flight tests scheduled for later this year.

“This test demonstrated successful performance in realistic flight environments” and “provides confidence in the weapon system and instrumentation system designs and the hardware at its current state prior to going to a baseline design review in 2016,” the Air Force said in the same release.

The B61-12 LEP entered Development Engineering in February 2012 after approval from the Nuclear Weapons Council, a joint Department of Defense and Department of Energy/NNSA organization established to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the two departments as they fulfill their complementary agency responsibilities for US nuclear weapons stockpile management.

According to the Air Force and NNSA, the B61-12 LEP “refurbishes both nuclear and non-nuclear components to extend the bomb’s service life while improving its safety, security and reliability.” The upgraded B61-12 will replace four older versions of the bomb.

The B61 was developed in 1963 – a year after the Cuban missile crisis – and has been one of top weapons in the US nuclear arsenal since. The total cost of the upgrades is expected to be as much as $11 billion by the program’s completion in the 2020s.

 

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9 Responses to "US Military Successfully Test Nuclear Gravity Bomb"

  1. Harold Saive  July 13, 2015 at 7:21 am

    So-called “Bunker Nuster” that acts like conventional bomb that detonates on impact with the ground. Here are the history of these nuke types https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B61_nuclear_bomb

  2. punkdVet69-70  July 12, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Spec4 Jerry, C Batt 2nd Battalion 12th Field Artillery U.S.A. Army War Criminal Here. Blessings to Gordon and all who care about truth, peace and love.

    Interesting pic of those wonderful Mindless American slaves bending over and caring for the wmd. Could be your aunt or uncle or mother. You can bet all three go to church and praise Jesus all week. Kinda like i saw them do in Vietnam. Right after morning prayer, it was “OK! now let’s go out and kill some gooks!”

    The enemy is not the illuminati or the Zionists— it’s us. You and me. We support, defer to and worship our rich masters. Without us 99.99% holding them up, they would not exist. Couldn’t possibly.

    The good part is we don’t have to be mindless murdering slaves. The bad is WE ARE.

    Do you have the balls to change your programming? The last true great courageous Americans were the hippies. Very few of you miltary/intel could or would have the nerve to take to the streets of Amerikkka without a 45, M16, M79 or M60– that is with NO WEAPON AT ALL- and allow your thug police to beat and gas you so you can say ‘STOP THE MURDER NOW.” Now they’re gone and there is nothing left. NOTHING.

    Your only hope,now is the aliens?????

  3. RichBuckley  July 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    This upgrading work should in my opinion be conducted far out to sea on a defendable floating platform or deep underground in remote ares accessed by tunnels only. They want to move all this work closer in to highly populated areas even into parts of Silicon Valley.

  4. Lasher  July 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    You are absolutely right about Israel having the ability to also produce the gravity bombs. In fact they probably will tell us to ship them to Israel as they are manufactured until Israel says ‘enough.’ That little bird dropping of a country needs to be scraped up off the desert and flushed into the sea.

  5. Worker Bee  July 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Did anyone notice that a nuclear gravity bomb would only be useful against an opponent without a functional air defense system?

    • Harold Saive  July 13, 2015 at 7:16 am

      First the EMP…then the Nuke.

  6. maria  July 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    How can we destroy human kind better and faster.
    Hooray for this sick world.
    Destruction and poisoning.
    This so called Homeland Security who see THE Boogerd man every where instead of changing their ways by making friends in THE world instead of making enemies with their bombing of other nations.
    But hey thats not good for the wapen industry and banking systeem.
    Peace on this planet, forget it, it will never happen with all the greedy
    people in power.

  7. Altimometer  July 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Might have a home in that little false flag nation too.

  8. David Odell  July 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Oh yea. The adulation of explosion reaches a new pinnacle right before the nationwide bombastic celebration.

    I suppose this will kill the children in a more humane way. genius. You guys are really inventive.

    What about a magnetic pulse wave weapon that will destroy every living thing within a thousand mile radius ? Or maybe, a sound wave formula for disabling living tissue ? wait a sec, don’t we have the capacity to destroy all life on the planet ? What is the need for more ? Your own ego cannot be destroyed with physical weapons. It’s like a stain on your white shirt.

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