RUSSIA DEVELOPING NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS WITHOUT TESTING.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 9
Russia continues to design new nuclear weapons, although it has given up all nuclear tests, which were once thought to be absolutely necessary in weapons development. Russian nuclear energy minister Viktor Mikhailov said yesterday that Russian weapons designers were now using computer modeling and laboratory tests rather than underground nuclear explosions to confirm their designs. (Interfax, January 13)
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