of Central Intelligence
Scfling Nuclear Test Equipment lo China
Research Institute of Pulse
Technologyhe primary supplier of instrumentation totest siles. hits sold advanced instrumentation equipment to Chinain its nuclear testingis now
VNIIT's largest market for nuclear testing equipment.
China could use thr equipment for hydrodjmamu testing Iu mainuiin the reliability and safety of its nuclear stockpile or in ehil nuclear experiments, such as inertial confinement fusion.
sales to China would help lo compensateack of domettic orders far retting equipment.
China isuclear test moratorium and is unlikely to
resume full-scale testina in the near term. Russian equipment could, however, be utedfor China's planned "simulated" nuclear tests at Lop Nur.Original document.