RUSSIA: NEW WARHEADS WITHOUT ADDITIONAL NUCLEAR TESTING

Created: 10/24/1996

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Russia: New Warheads Without Additional Nuclear Testing

Russian nuclear designer! also could be working on new designs that would require significant changes from previously tested designs It is highly unlikely, however, that the Russians would incorporate these designs into new warheads, especially without first conducting nuclear testing An5 Russian press article noted thai the development of new types of nuclear weapons was ongoing al theuclear weapons laboratory. The level of official support for such design activities is uriknown, but it is probably greatly reduced from previous levels because of the nuclear testing moratorium and national economic conditions 1

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