RNEP

AcronymDefinition
RNEPRobust Nuclear Earth Penetrator
RNEPRing-Necked Pheasant (bird species)
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According to RNEP Events, four-time photographer of the year Lito Sy was the official photographer for Isabelle's pre-debut photoshoot.
(38) Tres "pequenos" RNEP podrian causar el mismo dano y numero de victimas que las bombas atomicas arrojadas sobre Hiroshima y Nagasaki, sin dejar de lado que, por ser ataques subterraneos, contaminarian los mantos freaticos e inutilizarian las tierras para los cultivos y otras actividades economicas por obra de las emanaciones radiactivas que mantienen su letalidad por miles de anos.
(4.) The RNEP would have penetrated farther into the ground before detonation causing the explosion to transfer more energy into the ground.
(59) For a discussion of congressional handling of RNEP, see Jonathan Medalia, "Water Power: Why Congress Zeroed "Bunker Buster" Appropriations," Comparative Strategy, no.
A few weeks later, one of the subcommittee's senior staffers, Scott Burnison, stumbled upon a routine work authorization from the Sandia weapons lab showing that researchers there were spending thousands of dollars building a concrete wall for a crash test of the RNEP's hardened shell.
At first, Congress supported research on the RNEP, also known as the "nuclear bunker-buster." But opposition has grown in Congress as public interest groups, former military officials, and former weapons designers have campaigned against it.
According to the Federation of American Scientists, the RNEP is not likely to penetrate deeper than 30 meters, a depth at which its 1.2 megaton warhead would throw up a radioactive cloud that would Chernobylize the atmosphere for hundreds of miles around.
As it has argued in previous years, StratCom believes that hardened, underground bunkers are one area where conventional weapons are not useful, and thus, the RNEP program is being pursued.
For some, simply to destroy these treaties is the real and only reason for the political support for the RNEP. The strong political, legal and moral barriers to actually using nuclear weapons to attack non-nuclear states or the actual need for a new type of nuclear weapon is not part of the argument.
Soon after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration made a push for new nuclear programs, the most conspicuous of which was the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP), designed to destroy deeply buried bunkers.
This most basic confusion was apparent during the congressional discussions of the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP).