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US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Teepresh2: 9:39am On Oct 31, 2023
US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan


The United States has announced it is planning to build a powerful new nuclear bomb that will be 24 times more powerful than one of the bombs dropped on Japan during World War II.

The Department of Defense said it is seeking congressional approval and funding to pursue a modern variant of the B61 nuclear gravity bomb, which will be designated the B61-13, according to a DoD press release.

"Today's announcement is reflective of a changing security environment and growing threats from potential adversaries," Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy John Plumb said in the release. "The United States has a responsibility to continue to assess and field the capabilities we need to credibly deter and, if necessary, respond to strategic attacks, and assure our allies."

A fact sheet included with the release said the B61-13 will have a similar yield to the B61-7, which according to a Defense News report, has a maximum yield of 360 kilotons. The load is 24 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II, which was about a 15 kiloton bomb. The B61-13 would also be about 14 times larger than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, which was 25 kilotons.

According to the fact sheet, the powerful new bomb will also "will include the modern safety, security, and accuracy features of the B61-12."

The announcement comes amid rising tensions around the globe, with the U.S. conducting a high-explosive experiment at a nuclear test site in Nevada earlier this month. Corey Hinderstein, the deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration, said the test was meant to advance "our efforts to develop new technology in support of U.S. nuclear nonproliferation goals."

"They will help reduce global nuclear threats by improving the detection of underground nuclear explosive tests," Hinderstein said of the experiments.

The new bomb will be deliverable by modern aircraft, the release notes, and will be designed to give the president options to strike hard and large-area military targets.

If approved, the bomb would replace some of the current B61-7s currently in the U.S. nuclear stockpile instead of increasing the size of U.S. nuclear stocks, the release noted.

"The B61-13 represents a reasonable step to manage the challenges of a highly dynamic security environment," Plumb said. "While it provides us with additional flexibility, production of the B61-13 will not increase the overall number of weapons in our nuclear stockpile."


SOURCE: https:///us-announces-new-nuclear-bomb-24-times-more-powerful-than-one-dropped-on-japan/

Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by misreal(m): 9:49am On Oct 31, 2023
Hahahah..I a loving where the world is going.
It is man that will destroy the world las las
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Welfed(m): 10:08am On Oct 31, 2023
USA pls produce your own hypersonic missile more faster than sound then throw it in Middle East let all this terrorist die like Christmas chicken……abeg make this world end quickly
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Apus: 10:18am On Oct 31, 2023
One of the reasons I don't like the US.

Create weapons of mass destruction, sell or deploy them and destroy other nations only to come back and start advocating peace and doling out humanitarian aids.

If na China produce this one, propaganda go full everywhere with calls for disarmament.

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Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Cozbymaster97(m): 11:11am On Oct 31, 2023
Apus:
One of the reasons I don't like the US.

Create weapons of mass destruction, sell or deploy them and destroy other nations only to come back and start advocating peace and doling out humanitarian aids.

If na China produce this one, propaganda go full everywhere with calls for disarmament.
Wetin China fit produce?
China only copy sorry
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Apus: 12:30pm On Oct 31, 2023
Cozbymaster97:

Wetin China fit produce?
China only copy sorry


Dey play.

Even U.S two months ago acknowledged China is leading in the development of hypersonic missiles that can circle the globe before speeding towards it target. Missile that can even penetrate U.S. missile defenses. Biden even went on to accuse China of being too hostile. Hypocrisy of the U.S.
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by mysticwarrior(m): 1:13pm On Oct 31, 2023
Apus:



Dey play.

Even U.S two months ago acknowledged China is leading in the development of hypersonic missiles that can circle the globe before speeding towards it target. Missile that can even penetrate U.S. missile defenses. Biden even went on to accuse China of being too hostile. Hypocrisy of the U.S.


Please stop wasting your precious time responding to some one who chooses to wallow behind the wall of ignorance.
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Cozbymaster97(m): 1:33pm On Nov 04, 2023
Apus:



Dey play.

Even U.S two months ago acknowledged China is leading in the development of hypersonic missiles that can circle the globe before speeding towards it target. Missile that can even penetrate U.S. missile defenses. Biden even went on to accuse China of being too hostile. Hypocrisy of the U.S.
Lead kor leadership ni…
Una still de believe all these media propaganda in 2023?


Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Cozbymaster97(m): 1:34pm On Nov 04, 2023
mysticwarrior:
Please stop wasting your precious time responding to some one who chooses to wallow behind the wall of ignorance.
Name one thing China has created from their own idea till date!!
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by greatness77: 8:38pm On Nov 04, 2023
Teepresh2:
US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan





SOURCE: https:///us-announces-new-nuclear-bomb-24-times-more-powerful-than-one-dropped-on-japan/
all Russian nukes are over 100times more powerful than atomic bomb
Re: US Announces New Nuclear Bomb 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped On Japan by Oakenshield: 6:38am On Nov 06, 2023
I guess it's already been built but classified

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