US tests mock nuclear bomb over Nevada desert

After America dropped the “Mother of all Bombs” on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, the U.S. continues to demonstrate its military strength. Scientists in New Mexico reported that the first test in a new series of trials involving a mock nuclear bomb was successful. Additional tests will be carried out over the next three years.
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A few days after the U.S. dropped the “Mother of all Bombs” on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army continues to demonstrate its capabilities and strength. Scientists in New Mexico reported that the first test in a new series of trials involving a mock nuclear bomb was successful.

An F-16 fighter jet successfully dropped the mock bomb over the Nevada desert last month in order to test its non-nuclear functions and the aircraft’s ability to carry the bomb. “It’s great to see things all come together: the weapon design, the test preparation, the aircraft, the range and the people who made it happen,” the director of Sandia’s Stockpile Resource Center, Anna Schauer, said in a statement.

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Over the next few months, the scientists will go over and work with the data acquired during the test. Additional tests will be carried out over the next three years.



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