U.S. tests thermonuclear gravity bomb

Source : 112 Ukraine

B61-12 is the latest modification of the device, which meets the requirements of the current national security program
08:41, 2 July 2018

U.S. Air Force and NNSA, the National Nuclear Safety Agency conducted the test of B61-12, a thermonuclear gravity bomb. According to, the two probes took place at a test range in Nevada on June 9.

"These qualification flight tests demonstrate the B61-12 design meets system requirements and illustrate the continued progress of the B61-12 life extension program to meet national security requirements. The achievement is also a testament to the dedication of our workforce and the enduring partnership between NNSA and the U.S. Air Force," said Brigade General Michael Lutton, NNSA's principal assistant deputy administrator for military application.

The current modification of the device was previously tested in May. 26 engineer, flight and construction probes took place in general.

As is known, the first test launch of Javelin missiles took place in Ukraine on May 22. President Petro Poroshenko said this as quoted by his press service.

'Finally, this day has come. Today, May 22, Ukraine hosted the first tests of Javelin anti-tank missile system. I'm sure that now, the combat efficiency of Ukraine's Armed Forces, missile troops and the artillery have increased considerably', he said. 'Of course, this is defensive weaponry and it will be used only when Russia attacks positions of Ukrainian forces', Poroshenko said.

The president added that the Ukrainian servicemen completed the due training that is necessary to use this particular kind of weapon.

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