Monday, April 17, 2017

US successfully performs zero-yield nuclear test

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories claim to have successfully tested an upgraded version of the B61-12 nuclear bomb.

The US has been working on the B61-12 for several years, and government officials say the latest tests are vital to refurbishing efforts.

An F-16 from Nellis Air Force Base in March successfully dropped a zero-yield version of the bomb over the Nevada desert. It left a "neat hole" and crews were able to dig it out of the dirt for further study.

Sandia Stockpile Resource Center Director Anna Schauer said, "It's great to see things all come together: the weapon design, the test preparation, the aircraft, the range and the people who made it happen."

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah...neat. Just keep spitting at each other and sooner or later we will be in all out war. Stupid

Jim said...

"..Oh yeah...neat. Just keep spitting at each other and sooner or later we will be in all out war. Stupid.."

Stupid? That would be you.

YOUR solution was the one we've been 'trying' for the last 8+ years, and has brought us to this point. Chaos. Anarchy. Insane dictators with nuclear bombs.

Now the grownups are in charge, and we will clean up the mess you've made.

Anonymous said...

Just remember this work has been going on for years. the rest of the world has been developing their weapons, we need to develop ours.

Anonymous said...

Best test is drop it on N. Korea.

Anonymous said...

You're already great at quivering in the fetal position, I see.

Anonymous said...

Psst N. Korea, Kim Eel Fat Load - see what we can do? Plus we don't need an effing fake parade either!!!

Keep effing with us!

Anonymous said...

You sound very intelligent when you call names and have no clue about international politics. Hell, most of you can't even elect decent local officials.

Anonymous said...

You sound very intelligent, too.

Nah. You don't.

Anonymous said...

What international policies are you referring to?? Keep letting rogue nations threaten to cause chaos and mass destruction and cave into their extortion giving the hard working american taxpayer dollars away. Great policy

Anonymous said...

What international policies are you referring to?? Keep letting rogue nations threaten to cause chaos and mass destruction and cave into their extortion giving the hard working american taxpayer dollars away. Great policy