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Re: Nuclear Weapons NEWS ONLY
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« Reply #1506 on: November 16, 2017, 07:45:48 am »
FY18 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan

https://nnsa.energy.gov/ourmission/managingthestockpile/ssmp
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« Reply #1508 on: November 20, 2017, 05:11:04 am »
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

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« Reply #1511 on: November 28, 2017, 05:28:33 am »
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/188743/china-expected-to-deploy-new-df_41-icbm-next-year.html

"“DF-41 is 4th-generation and China’s latest strategic missile,” said Yang, adding that the reliable missile is quick, mobile, and precise.

 Public data shows that DF-41 is a rival of the 6th-generation missiles of some developed countries, such as the American LGM-30 Minuteman and the Russian RT-2PM2. The Chinese missile even has an edge with regard to some technologies.

 The DF-41 has a range of 12,000 kilometers and a deviation of some one hundred meters. It can carry six to 10 multiple maneuverable warheads, which makes it difficult to be intercepted.

 The missile is 16.5 meters in length with a diameter of 2.78 meters. It can be launched from road- and rail-mobile launcher platforms, as well as silo-based launchers.

“The missile can hit every corner of the earth, allowing China to counter a nuclear strike on the country,” Yang noted."

There seems to be a consistent conflation of km with miles with regards to this missile.  In order to hit "every corner of the earth" it would need a range of 12,000 miles, not 12,000km.  Also a CEP seems a bit low for maneuverable warheads.  ???  Peacekeeper did better than that without guided warheads, as does D-5.
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« Reply #1512 on: November 28, 2017, 10:52:00 am »
BBC reporting that North Korea has fired a ballistic missile. They are quoting South Korean reports.

In that article it’s described as a new ballistic missile.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42160227

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« Reply #1513 on: November 28, 2017, 02:55:44 pm »
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-401-17
Nov. 28, 2017
Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Col. Robert Manning on North Korea ICBM Launch

The U.S. Department of Defense detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch today at about 1:17 p.m. EST. Initial assessment indicates that this missile was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment of the launch.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America, our territories or our allies.

Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad. We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation.

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