The most dangerous longer-term threat to the world is not coronavirus. It’s nuclear war. The Americans have just achieved a nerve-jingling ‘advance’: a new way to drop a nuclear bomb.9 June 2020
In 1945, two slow-moving American bomber aircraft dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now, though, tests have proved it’s possible to drop a nuclear bomb from a fighter-pane, the F-15E, according to Sandia National Laboratories.
Sandia has announced the results of the bomb’s first flight trial. It confirmed that the B61-12 gravity bomb can be dropped by the primary fighter plane of the U.S. Air Force. These much faster and much more manoeuvrable planes make it far more difficult to be defended against by anti-aircraft batteries.