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July 6, 2019 | Source: National Interest, nationalinterest.org, Sebastien Roblin, 29 June 2019
Russia Plans to Build Four Submarines Armed with Nuclear Drone-Torpedoes
For decades, submarine nuclear deterrence has been uniquely provided by the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), designed to loft missiles from beneath the waves...
March 16, 2019 | Source: Business Insider, businessinsider.com, Alex Lockle, 13 March 2019
Russia Says It's Going to Arm a Submarine with 6 Nuclear 'Doomsday' Devices
Russia built an underwater nuclear torpedo with a massive warhead designed to cause tsunamis and devastate entire continents. Russia will deploy what's been described as the...
December 3, 2018 | Source: Defense One, defenseone.com, Patrick Tucker, 21 September 2018
The Must-Haves of the Next Strategic Nuclear Bomber
Almost nothing is known about the new bomber in development, the B-21 Raider, the most important Air Force project of the new century. But it will differ from previous bombers in...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Reuters Technology News, reuters.com, 5 June 2018, Phil Stewart
Deep in the Pentagon, a Secret AI Program to Find Hidden Nuclear Missiles
The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track...
July 2, 2018 | Source: The Diplomat, thediplomat.com, 21 March 2018, Steven Stashwick
US Signals Major Boost to Hypersonic Weapons in 2019
In response to Chinese and Russian advances, the U.S. is building its own hypersonic arsenal. More signs are emerging across the U.S. Department of Defense that it is taking the...
March 26, 2018 | Source: U.S. Naval Instute, Proceedings Magazine, usni.org, May 2017, Admiral (ret) Sandy Winnefels and Dr. James Miller
Bring Back the Nuclear Tomahawks
In response to continued Russian and North Korean aggressive nuclear posture activities, Admiral (ret) James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld , Distinguished Professor of International...
Survivability and Vulnerability
March 26, 2018 | Source: Sandia National Laboratories, share-ng.sandia.gov, 19 December 2017
Sandia Computer Modeling Aids Solder Reliability in Nuclear Weapons
Solder isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as essential to a nuclear weapon. But since weapons contain hundreds of thousands of solder joints, each potentially a point of...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Physics Today, physicstoday.scitation.org, 17 November 2017
Did a Warhead’s Refurbishment Enhance its Military Capabilities?
In a brief press release last month, the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced it had completed, on time and within budget, the...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Defense One, defenseone.com, 26 November 2017, James Miller and Richard Fontaine
Cyber and Space Weapons Are Making Nuclear Deterrence Trickier
If you can’t trust your networks or satellite communications in a crisis, ‘use-or-lose’ scenarios get a lot closer. Stability was an overriding concern at last week’s Senate...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory, lanl.gov, 6 Nov 2017, Kevin Roark
Experiments at New X-Ray Facility May Lead to Better Explosive Modeling
For the first time in the U.S., time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (TRSAXS) is used to observe ultra-fast carbon clustering and graphite and nanodiamond production in the...