The Alternative Warhead
is designed to replace old MLRS submunition warheads
Shourya missile can carry one ton nuclear warhead
with a range of over 750 km and can strike within 20-30 meters of its target.
China's decision to outfit its missiles with multiple warheads
could add more fuel to a regional arms race
rethink about its efforts to reduce nuclear warheads
In the process of the warhead
development, it takes several tests to get it right," Fitzpatrick said.
Experts say the delivery vehicle of choice for the North's first nuclear warhead
would most likely be the mid-range Rodong missile, which has a design range of 1,300 km (800 miles).
The alternative warhead
is designed to engage the same target set and achieve the same area-effects requirement as the GMLRS submunitions warhead
, but without the lingering danger of unexploded ordnance.
The Defense Ministry announced Monday the successful testing of two new missiles, including a long-range missile with multiple warheads
, a first for Iran.
These tests are early indicators that we are on the right track in developing a warhead
that meets the requirements defined by our armed forces, and that gives our Soldiers and Marines a distinct advantage on the battlefield,' said Scott Arnold, vice president of precision fires at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
It also pointed out that Iran would face serious 'engineering challenges', and much longer delays, before it would be able to use the material in an atomic warhead
, CBS News reports.
The chart also does not illustrate the dramatic reduction in US warheads
from the 12,000 deployed level in 1981 when the Reagan administration first worked on massive reductions.
The following is a plan for warhead
elimination, with the aim of acceptability to today's nuclear weapon states -- and framed on the reality that the US and Russia have far more nuclear warheads
than the other possessors (Britain, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea).