The west had been testing on ground all this while and they have a problem with our safe testing methods.
It looks wooww awesome man. I always wanted to see pakistan's nuclear weapons tested like this. IS this test being done recently or its quoted from the past.
One question here, when the tests are done open like the one shown in the picture, doesnt it affect the atmosphere, no matter how controled the surrounding is, you just cant cover up the air as well. How do they control the after affects of it.
Apart from India, Pakistan,NK, rest of all the countries with nuclear countries, i.e. P5 have signed a treaty where NO further tests are to be conducted.
India has a voluntary moratorium (which in strict legal sense amounts to nothing), where as Pakistan gave no such guarentees. NK's position is at unclear as is Israel's position
The last test of the P5 were conducted around late 90's.
Actually apart from pictorial value, I dont see any use of the atmospheric or over ground tests of the nuclear weapons especially after the development of super computers.
From the size of the blast i think it is a fusion device. probably the tests are done in french polynesia
Mururoa, and its sister atoll Fangataufa, were the site of extensive nuclear testing by France between 1966 and 1996, as well as the site of numerous protests by various vessels, including the Rainbow Warrior. The atoll was officially established as a nuclear test site by France on September 21, 1962, with the construction of various infrastructures commencing in May 1963. The Direction des Centres d'Experimentation Nucleaires (DIRCEN) was made responsible for the firing of the nuclear shots. The atoll of Hao, 450 kilometers to the north-west of Mururoa, was chosen as a support base for the nuclear tests and other operations.
The first nuclear test was conducted on July 2, 1966, code named Aldebaran. 41 atmospheric nuclear tests were conducted at Mururoa between 1966 and 1974. Most of these tests were conducted on the western end of the atoll designated as Dindon. Smaller shots were fired on the northern end of the atoll designated as Denise. Three nuclear devices were detonated on barges, three were air dropped from bombers, and the rest were suspended from helium filled balloons.
France abandoned nuclear testing in the atmosphere in 1974 and moved testing underground in the midst of intense world pressure. A total of 147 underground nuclear tests were conducted at Mururoa and Fangataufa. Shafts were drilled deep into the volcanic rocks underlying the atolls where nuclear devices were detonated. This practice created much controversy as cracking of the atolls was discovered, resulting in fears that the radioactive material trapped under the atolls would eventually escape and contaminate the surrounding ocean and neighboring atolls. A 1979 test conducted at half the usual depth caused a large submarine landslide on the southwest rim of the atoll.
The test site at Mururoa was dismantled following France’s last nuclear test to date, detonated on January 27, 1996, but the atoll is still guarded by the French Forces.
A sign of the discomfort this matter still causes the French Government is that the Atoll is not bought up in Google Earth search functions.
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