The U.S. Department of Defense says the U.S. Navy is equipped with low yield nuclear weapons

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 The U.S. Department of Defense says the U.S. Navy is equipped with low yield nuclear weapons


The U.S. Navy has equipped w76-2 low equivalent nuclear warheads on submarine launched ballistic missiles, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement the same day. The statement said the move enhanced the U.S. deterrence, reflected the U.S. commitment to extended deterrence and showed potential adversaries that limited nuclear deployment had no advantage.

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The statement said that in the 2018 nuclear posture assessment released by the U.S. Department of defense, potential U.S. adversaries believe that the deployment of low equivalent nuclear weapons can bring them advantages in the face of the U.S. and its allies. In response, the U.S. military needs to improve some submarine launched ballistic missiles so that they can carry low equivalent nuclear warheads.

The w76-2 warhead has an explosive equivalent of about 5000 tons, according to the January 29 issue of the website of the American Federation of scientists. A small number of Trident submarine launched ballistic missiles on the U.S. Navys Tennessee strategic nuclear submarine have been equipped with w76-2 low equivalent nuclear warheads. The submarine began its combat readiness cruise in the Atlantic Ocean at the end of last year.

Many experts believe that, although the explosive power of low equivalent nuclear weapons is relatively small, under the conflict conditions, the other side or because it is unable to identify the type of nuclear warhead of the incoming missile makes a miscalculation, and the deployment of low equivalent nuclear weapons is not conducive to strategic stability.