Skip to comments.United States Successfully Tests New Nuclear Gravity Bomb.
Posted on 04/15/2017 5:23:12 AM PDT by davikkm
As the worlds attention was on the first combat use of the conventional Mother Of All Bombs, the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced the successful field test of the modernized gravity nuclear bomb in Nevada.
The NNSA and the US Air Force completed the first qualification flight test of the B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, the agency announced on Thursday.
It seems the Trump Administration is very secretive about what it has planned, and that is the way militarily it should be. I dont think anyone saw this coming.
The test was intended to evaluate the weapons non-nuclear functions and the capability of the F-16 fighter to successfully deploy the bomb. An F-16 fighter from Nellis Air Force Base dropped the non-nuclear test assembly, the NNSA said in a statement.
The successful test provides critical qualification data to validate that the baseline design meets military requirements, said Brigadier General Michael Lutton, NNSAs principal assistant deputy administrator for military application. The NNSA is part of the Department of Energy, which is charged with managing US nuclear weapons.
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You can post the whole thing right here.
No hits for you.
I thought the headline said “United Airlines Tests New Bomb”
Are we going to credit Trump for this? Is it a 90 day wonder weapon or just a normal development that has been in the works for a couple of years? If Obama was still president he would have been praised for it, now they’ll say Trump is a war monger looking for a war. Little nukes are nothing new, we’ve had them since the 50’s. The Davey Crockett comes to mind. Lets see how the MSM portrays this earth shaking news. LOL.
I WANT to go to his website.
You are just, sometimes, not nice.
Have a beer and chill-out!
Because Humblegunner whined, I gave you a hit.
Wake me when we have an anti-gravity nuclear device.
Lets test this on Kim Jong Un. He wants a war so bad we'll give him one. The shortest war ever.
I know a guy who works on the B61 at Sandia National Lab. When he signed on he said he's be employed until his grandchildren were through college.
And one more time for good measure.
Forgive my ignorance, but what is a “gravity” nuclear bomb? Drop one from an airplane and gravity does the rest. I thought all nuclear bombs were “gravity” bombs.
I appreciate the post. Because not-so-humble gunner acted like a liberal, I read the blog.
Another theory? Fake news (propaganda) to keep everyone guessing, “Is it true?”
Reading it didn’t make a lot of sense to me. Is it a conventional version of a standard nuke, ie casing filled with TNT or such?
As some body else posted, aren’t all nukes dropped by aircraft gravity bombs?
Humblegunner rubbed me wrong this AM or I probably wouldn’t have paid too much attention.
Back to somnolence.
We were talking about New Mexico’s green chili burgers the other day.
I stopped in Old Town Albuquerque and had one at the Backstreet Grill. Very good quality. I think I was going about 82 mph with three semi-trucks around me when I went through Tijeras or I would have given you a call.
I guess I should add that this thing has a couple of significant characteristics.
1. It is the original Nuc Bunker Buster — first versions developed in the 60 for ground penetration.
2. At 700 lbs it can be carried by anything — hence the F-16
3. At 11’8 and about a 13” diameter it can ship anywhere in large numbers.
4. It was developed when the Soviets were using about a thousand feet of granite for their Cheyenne Mtn equivalent — NK did dig that deep.
Thanks, I went there because of your post. Well done site, good article. Cost me nothing.
A cousin of mine retired from Sandia National Lab.
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