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Tu-22RDM, nuclear weapons detection system

Jemiba

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In the article about the Tupolev Blinder in the AIR INTERNATIONAL 1/07, it is
mentioned, that some sources claim, that the TU-22RDM was fitted with a system
to detect nuclear weapons on ships. Is there any confirmation for this system and
maybe an explanation of its principles ?
 

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A for-real "radiological alarm", eh? (BSG, anyone?)

Radiation detecting equipment has been installed in US ports for some time, but for dirty bomb material, it would seem, as the detectors were set off by the potassium-40 in bananas (beta particles)

Current moves are to universally equip with neutron / gamma ray detectors to allow the detection of nuclear bombs.

A commercial site for neutron detectors is here:

http://www.nucsafe.com/Products/guardian_crms.htm

IIRC, they can be operated over a longer range than this.

Wikipedia page on neutron detection:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_detection

These sensors are used in nuclear reactors to measure the neutron flux.

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