The US Department of Energy announced the completion of the development and testing of a high-precision atomic bomb B61-12. This means that soon a new type of controlled nuclear munitions will be delivered to the conveyor. It is expected that their full-scale production will begin in 2020.
In accordance with the program, 400 B61-12 bombs will be produced for a total of $ 11 billion. Clearly, we are talking about the most expensive in the world and, perhaps, the most dangerous atomic bombs. Despite President Obama’s efforts to reduce the nuclear potential of the United States, the government intends to spend up to $ 1 trillion on its modernization over the next 30 years. dollars.
The B61-12 bomb differs from its predecessors flying to the target in free fall, by the presence of a special controlled tail set developed by Boeing, which will ensure its exact hit. It will also have a mechanism for correcting the explosive force in the range of 300 to 50,000 tons in TNT. The ammunition will be delivered with the help of “stealth” fighters .