nuclear warhead


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nuclear warhead

[′nü·klē·ər ′wȯr‚hed]
(ordnance)
A warhead that contains fissionable or fissionable-fusionable material.
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Moreover, India has recently completed its nuclear triad, which would require the production of more nuclear warheads and in effect churning out of more fissile material; naturally, the reactor grade plutonium available could be sourced out to meet this need.
Experts have predicted that the delivery vehicle for the North's first nuclear warhead would be the medium-range Rodong missile, rather than an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which the North has yet to test.
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Some experts interpreted the short flight as a test of a modified missile designed to carry a nuclear warhead by cutting the amount of fuel on board.
It's not known with certainty how many each country has, but both countries possess missiles capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
All are decoys except for one nuclear warhead capable of catastrophic devastation.
That stolen nuclear warheads are at large is frightening enough, but what should really scare us is the possibility that the guys who designed and built the accident-prone, orbiting disaster that is the Mir space station might have also had input into the Russian nuclear programme.
One key effort modeled, in four separate stages, the crash of an airplane carrying a nuclear warhead.
The United Kingdom maintained 215 nuclear warheads.
The Pentagon said this week it had not seen North Korea demonstrate a capability to miniaturise a nuclear warhead.
Kim said on Wednesday his country has miniaturised nuclear warheads to mount on ballistic missiles and ordered improvements in the power and precision of its arsenal in his first direct comment about nuclear warhead miniaturisation.
One report highlighted a 'fuse-box failure' and 'security system air leak' on the heavy-duty nuclear warhead carrier.

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