In early August, the U.S. conducted two tests of the modified nuclear bomb B61-12 in Nevada. The tests were conducted under the program of extending the service life of the B61-12. The bomb was dropped from the F-15E did not have a nuclear warhead. During the tests was estimated by its non-nuclear functions as well as the ability of the aircraft to deliver the weapons.
The U.S. conducted two tests of nuclear bombs B61-12 in early August. The tests were conducted by the National nuclear security administration of the Ministry of energy jointly with the air force on the ground in Nevada, said the Agency «RIA Novosti».
Tests were carried out on 8 August in the city of Tonopah. The bomb is not equipped with a nuclear warhead was dropped from the F-15E. During the tests was estimated non-nuclear bomb functions, and the ability of the aircraft to deliver the weapons. The tests were carried out in the framework of the programme life extension of the B61-12.
«Program for life extension of the B61-12 is on schedule and meets the requirements of national security. These realistic tests confirm the correctness of the design of the B61-12 when it comes to the efficiency of the system», — said the Deputy head of the office of nuclear security programme defence Phil Calbos.