The United States conducted nuclear bomb tests without charge
The B61−12 is planned to replace part of the nuclear Arsenal.
Moscow. April 15. INTERFAX.RU — the U.S. Department of energy for nuclear security and the U.S. air force has completed the first qualification flight test of the nuclear bomb B61−12 on the range Tonopah, Nevada. The test facility without charge was dropped on March 14 from the F-16, said the National administration for nuclear security of the United States.
The test was evaluated as a function of non-nuclear weapons, and the ability of the aircraft to deliver the weapons. Earlier, a bomb was tested three times in 2015. This test is the first in a series to be conducted over the next three years in order to qualify the B61−12, specified in the message.
Nuclear bomb the B61 was developed in 1963. Current modification — already the twelfth in a row. In the case of successful tests it will replace four versions of the B61 bombs in the country’s nuclear Arsenal. The first sample is planned to be completed by March 2020.