Does Australia have secret nuclear weapons?

Does Australia have secret nuclear weapons?

Australia does not currently have nuclear weapons and has never had its own nuclear weapons, although several federal governments have investigated the idea and conducted research into the question.

How much does it cost to buy a tactical nuke?

According to the Federation of American Scientists in 2012, the roughly 400 B61-12s will cost $28 million apiece….B61 nuclear bomb.

Designed 1963
Manufacturer Pantex Plant
Unit cost $28 million (Mod 12)
Produced 1968 (full production)

What is the biggest nuke in 2020?

Tsar Bomba

Tsar Bomba
Ground-level view of detonation (source: Rosatom State Corporation Communications Department: Rosatom: 20-08-2020 public release)
Type Thermonuclear
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history

What is the most powerful modern nuke?

The B83
The B83 is a variable-yield thermonuclear gravity bomb developed by the United States in the late 1970s and entered service in 1983. With a maximum yield of 1.2 megatonnes of TNT (5.0 PJ), it has been the most powerful nuclear weapon in the United States nuclear arsenal since October 25, 2011.

Does New Zealand have nukes?

In accordance with Article 2 of the TPNW, New Zealand submitted a declaration to the UN secretary-general on 18 January 2021 confirming that it does not own, possess, or control nuclear weapons, has never done so, and does not host any other state’s nuclear weapons on its territory.

Can you own a nuke?

Today, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force, becoming international law. Nuclear weapons are, as of now, unlawful to possess, develop, deploy, test, use, or threaten to use.

What is the damage radius of a nuke?

The initial radiation pulse from a 1 KT device could cause 50% mortality from radiation exposure, to individuals, without immediate medical intervention, within an approximate ½ mile (790 m) radius. This radius increases to approximately ¾ mile (1200m) for a 10 KT detonation.

How many nukes does Mexico have?

Statistics and force configuration

Country Warheads Site of first test
United States 1,357 Alamogordo, New Mexico
Russia 1,456 Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
United Kingdom 120 Monte Bello Islands, Australia

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