The three penetrators
tested at Pendine contained accelerometers, a data acquisition system, a power system and sensors including a drill mechanism, seismometer and mass spectrometer.
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.
On contamination of the water supply, for instance: It is probable that many penetrators
and jackets are hidden at some metres depth in the ground.
However, the amount of transuranic isotopes found in the DU penetrators
is very low that they do not have any significant impact on their overall radioactivity,'' Topfer said.
A NASA-furnished instrument attached to the spearlike penetrators
will perform soil analysis.
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The Brigades is a group supported by Iran and its members are using missiles and explosively formed penetrators
(EFPs) in civilian areas, the statement noted, not giving more details.
However, mountain caves and deep bunker targets support the continued development of penetrators
During tests, however, a liquid leaked from the battery for one of the probe's spear-shaped observation widgets called the penetrators
, in which seismic instruments are kept.
that shoot through walls and armors present a different kind of challenge.
Future growth of the IAAPS system includes incorporation of the objective active protection countermunition for hardened threats and specifically large caliber long rod penetrators
The Brigades, the statement added, is aided by Iran as its members are believed to use missiles, mortar shells and explosively formed penetrators
(EFPs) in civilian areas.