Nuclear Munitions

Nuclear Munitions

 

rocket warheads, torpedoes, aerial bombs, depth charges, artillery shells, and land mines that contain the nuclear explosive charge for the destruction of various targets, fortifications, and installations and for other purposes.

The action of nuclear munitions is based on the use of the energy released during the explosion of the nuclear explosive charge. Such munitions consist of a nuclear explosive charge, a detonation system, and a casing that protects the charge and the fuze system from the action of the external environment and enemy weapons. The casing also serves to secure the nuclear munition to the carrier.

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According to the BRR, "the issue of declining nuclear expertise is a problem in specific areas in the Air Force--including operations, nuclear munitions officers, weapons technicians, and security forces.
Specifically, this research will focus on how to attract and retain Air Force officers to nuclear munitions and missile maintenance by first assessing the current environment and then determining if this environment would have to change to make the nuclear portion of the career field more attractive.
Although senior Iranian officials deny that they are seeking nuclear munitions, many Western analysts believe that the enrichment effort now under way at a huge centrifuge facility in Natanz is intended to produce highly enriched uranium for an eventual Iranian bomb.
Technical problems that emerged over the life of the nuclear weapon could be resolved through explosive testing of nuclear munitions.
The B-1B began operations in 1986 as a long-range heavy bomber designed primarily to carry nuclear munitions.
First, there is the vexed question of what nuclear munitions were temporarily lost when the destroyer Coventry and the frigates Antelope and Ardent were sunk by Argentine aircraft in San Garlos Water.
There is no real evidence that TNW demilitarization took place, because the Russian 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense [responsible for nuclear munitions deployment, testing, security] and Miniatom [oversees deactivation of nuclear weapons and stockpiles of plutonium] don't talk to each other and have poor record-keeping capability.
There is no real evidence that demilitarization of tactical nukes has taken place, because the Russian 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense--responsible for nuclear munitions deployment, testing, security--and Mini-atom--which oversees deactivation of nuclear weapons and stockpiles of plutonium--don't talk to each other and keep poor records, he said.
Prepared to deliver high-explosive or nuclear munitions at a moment's notice, the B-2 has massive firepower.
This concerns her, she says, because Yorktown is where naval vessels unload and store their weapons, including nuclear munitions, before going into Norfolk for servicing and maintenance.
Donald Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, speaking of the science and technology advancements for improved maintenance of nuclear munitions and rapid response capabilities for the DoD including:
The TEAS contract scope includes supporting the development, test, evaluation, acquisition, and sustainment of conventional and nuclear munitions, missiles, and other related systems and subsystems.

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