Possible Military Option for Reciprocal Strike on North Korea B61-12

How to end the threat of North Korean Military & possibly effecting a simultaneous Regime change as a side effect.

150 x Smart Guided B61-12 delivered synchronously by stealth aircraft to targets across North Korea and detonated subterraneously.   The last feature provides up to 5 times the explosive power, simultaneously minimising collateral damage and maintaining fall out levels not significantly higher than medical radiation.

China to take 20m refugees and South Korea possibly without significant casualties.

Single co-ordinated strike destroys all key targets in North Korea –  Job done.

Stockpile of Tactical Nuclear Weapons

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Deployment

The B61 has been deployed by a variety of U.S. military aircraft. Aircraft cleared for its use have included the FB-111A, B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress; F-101 Voodoo, F-100 D & F Super Sabre, F-104 Starfighter, F/A-18 Hornet, F-111 Aardvark and F-4 Phantom II fighter bombers; A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder and A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft; the F-15 Eagle[citation needed], F-15E Strike Eagle and F-16 Falcon; British, German and Italian Panavia TornadoIDS aircraft. USAFE and all NATO dual role aircraft can carry B61s. The Lockheed S-3 Viking was also able to deploy the B61 as a nuclear depth bomb.

The B61 can fit inside the F-22 Raptor’s weapons bays and will also be carried by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

Specification

The B61 is a family of five nuclear weapons (The B61-3, 4, 7, 10, and 11 – dubbed mods). The United States only deploys the B61-3 and 4 in Europe. The B61-3 has a dial-a-yield ranging from .3 to 170 kt, while the B61-4′s yield ranges from .3 – 50 kt. These weapons, because they are deployed in Europe and carried by fighter bombers, are dubbed to be strategic. (The range of the delivery vehicle matters for classification purposes)

The new weapon, dubbed the B61-12, will cannibalize  parts from all of the B61 mods and consolidate them into a new bomb. The new bomb will use the B61-4 explosive package, meaning that the future B61-12′s maximum yield will be 50 kt. Critically, the Department of Defense has mandated that the new bomb be able to perform all of the mission requirements assigned to the old mods. Therefore, it must be able to be used on the battle field (.3 kt yield), for bunkers (B61-11), and for strategic missions (Thus, designed for delivery by the B2 bomber, which is classified as a strategic delivery vehicle)requiring a larger yield (B61-7).  However, the United States has pledged not to build new nuclear weapons, nor to augment the capabilities of its current stockpile whilst undertaking a program to modernize and extend the life of its current stockpile. (For the record – I believe that the B61-12, especially when paired with the F-35 augments the bombs current capabilities).

Enter the guided tail kit. The new B61-12, in order to perform all of the previously allotted missions, will be outfitted with a guided tail kit – thus making the future bomb America’s first “smart” nuclear weapon. With underground detonation, this weapon reduces fallout to levels not too distant from medical x-ray equipment

The tail kit will allow mission planners to rely on the weapons accuracy, rather than a larger yield, to hold deeply buried targets at risk. NATO signed off on these changes in 2010 and the U.S. Department of Defense and National Nuclear Security Administration are busily trying to get this bomb out on time.

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Video of B61-12

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