Dimona


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Dimona

(dīmō`nə) [Heb.,=wasting], town (1994 pop. 30,400), S Israel, in the Negev Desert. It is the seat of the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Mining and the production of textiles, chemicals, and processed minerals are also important. A development town, it was founded in 1955 and named for ancient Dimonah, which was located nearby. Because of its capacity as a site for nuclear weapons, Dimona was a target of Iraqi missiles in the Persian Gulf WarPersian Gulf Wars,
two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent.

The First Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, Jan.–Feb.
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Since the installation, we have also received a request for an upgrade from its current Dimona hardware to our latest generation Marksman LUSBL positioning system.
Although in public the US agreed with Israel that the Dimona reactor was only for peaceful purposes Kennedy remained sceptical.
The Sunday Times of London, not a very good source of information about Iran, claimed the drone was photographing "secret" military bases in Israel, the Dimona reactor and preparations for an upcoming Israeli-American joint military exercise.
The Dimona complex reportedly consists of eight plutonium and other radiological sub-sites that are designated Machon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10.
In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower gave Israel its first small nuclear reactor at Nahal Sorek; in 1964, the French built for Israel its much larger Dimona nuclear reactor in the Naqab Desert; in 1965, Israel stole 200 pounds of weapons-grade uranium from the United States through its spies at the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation company in Pennsylvania; in 1968, Israel hijacked a Liberian ship an act of piracy and stole its 200-ton shipment of yellowcake.
Le centre (nucleaire israelien) de Dimona est le site le plus accessible que nous pouvons viser, et nous avons des capacites encore plus importantes.
The worm was reportedly tested in Israel at the notorious nuclear arsenal Dimona in a joint Israeli-American effort (The New York Times January 15, 2011).
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effort to undermine Iran s nuclear ambitions, it said the tests of the destructive Stuxnet worm had occurred over the past two years at the heavily guarded Dimona complex in the Negev desert.
3 said Tehran could strike Israel's nuclear centre of Dimona if the Jewish state were to attack Iran's nuclear sites.
Amano will not visit a secret nuclear facility near the town of Dimona in the Negev desert, which houses an IRR-2 type heavy-water cooled and moderated reactor that is fuelled by natural uranium and has a nominal capacity of 26 megawatts.