Saturday, April 15, 2006

U.S. aims to up nuclear warhead production capability to 250 a year

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The United States envisions a plan to establish an annual production capability of 250 nuclear warheads in a bid to be prepared for possible contingencies in the future, a senior U.S. administration official said.

The plan also calls for promoting development of new types of warheads in a five-year cycle to continuously replace existing ones, the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) official said on condition of anonymity.

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