Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety

Dropping a nuclear warhead may not seem like a particularly bright idea, but earlier this year Sandia National Laboratories did just that. As part of the US government’s Life Extension Program (LEP) for its nuclear arsenal, the inert W88 ALT 370 warhead was dropped from a crane in New Mexico onto a slab of concrete to test the updated design’s safety. .. Continue Reading Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety

Section: Military

Tags: Nuclear, Nuclear weapons, Sandia Labs, Simulations, Trident, Weapons

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