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US is building a nuclear gravity bomb 24 times more potent than the one used on Hiroshima

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US developing a new nuclear gravity bomb 24 TIMES more potent than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb to counter China’s and Russia’s threat
The horrifying weapon might be used to “respond to attacks,” according to authorities.

In order to outdo Japan in the Second World War, the US is developing a new nuclear bomb that will be 24 times more potent.

The US Department of Defense disclosed that an upgraded B61 nuclear “gravity bomb” is now under development.

The US Department of Defense is creating an upgraded B61 nuclear gravity bomb.

Compared to the 1945 bomb unleashed on Hiroshima, the new bomb will have 24 times the power.Regards: Getty

The purpose of this bomb is to dissuade China and Russia from their threats.Regards: AP

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Building this bomb is an attempt to ward off threats from China and Russia, the two primary rivals with nuclear weapons.

John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, said: “The United States has a responsibility to continue to assess and field the capabilities we need to credibly deter and, if necessary, respond to strategic attacks, and assure our allies.” 

The yield of B61-13 will be comparable to that of its predecessor, B61-7, which has a 360 kiloton maximum load capacity.

It has a power 24 times greater than the atomic bomb fired on Hiroshima and a size 14 times larger than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945.

The updated device will also have the accuracy, safety, and security features of the earlier B61-12.

However, the article stated that the 13th version will give the president more options against more difficult and expansive military targets.

Using the current, proven production capabilities that support the B61-12, the defense ministry will only construct a small number of B61-13.

Instead of adding to the US arsenal of weapons, the B61-13 will replace some of the B61-7s.


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