The United States will begin production of a modernized nuclear bomb
16:10, Tuesday, 02 August, 2016
In the United States will create the engineering stage of production of the modernized nuclear bomb B61-12, the first test of the B61-12 on 1 July 2015.
In Nezapravlenny nuclear security the United States will create the engineering stage of production of the modernized nuclear bombs B61-12.
It is reported that work on the engineering stage, which lasted four years. It is planned that the first sample will appear in 2020, and then will be working on the full production of the bomb.
At the moment, the bomb consists of the oldest components that exist in the U.S. Arsenal. It is noted that after the upgrade it will last at least another 20 years.
Recall the first test of the B61-12 on 1 July 2015. The B61 is composed of four different versions (B61-3, -4, -7 and -10). To replace all of them in the framework of the modernization of the bomb will appear one B61-12. It will differ from its predecessor that is missing the parachute , and will be a new tail section with an inertial guidance system that increases the accuracy of application.