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The United States has conducted at the start of the month its first of three experiments planned to take place by the end of this year with the B61-12 which is dropped from the air and makes its way to the target via gravity. The goal of these experiments is to legnthen the shelf-life of the bomb, to make it safer to store and use as well as make it more effective. As mentioned, this is the first of three scheduled experiments and its goal is to examin a new hardware which was developed recently as a result of several leading companies, including Boeing, cooperating. The experiment also showed that this upgraded bomb has the ability to take video footage and to broadcast the information gathered to the operators.

This experiment is a collaboration between the American air force and the  National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), who worked together to improve the quality of the bomb. The B61-12 is composed of both nuclear and regular particles and in the future could replace the older models from the same series – the B61-3, B61-4, B61-7, B61-10.

The publication about the United States’ nuclear abilities, even if not a nuclear bomb per-se, comes at an interesting time with the agreement signed between Iran and the countries of the west, headed by the Obama administration. Some might say it’s peculiar that while he demands the persian country be disarmed of its nuclear capabilities, the American government continues to develop and upgrade its own nuclear capabilities. But there is the large different that the United States isn’t threatening to destroy the state of Israel – which can’t be said in regards to the Iranian regime.

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