North Korea’s Peanut Shaped Hydrogen Bomb and the W87 Warhead

September 5, 2017 Mbeljac 0

There have been some reports stating that the peanut shape of North Korea’s two-stage thermonuclear warhead displayed, and tested, on September 3 is unlike that of other hydrogen bombs. This is not accurate. The physics package of the W87 warhead also possesses a peanut like geometry. We know this because […]

Additional Reprocessing of Plutonium at Yongbyon?

July 16, 2017 Mbeljac 0

A study of the thermal patterns at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre conducted and published by researchers at 38North suggests that North Korea has engaged in two plutonium reprocessing campaigns not previously, publicly, known which naturally boosts external estimates of the available plutonium stock that North Korea has for […]

Possible New Centrifuge Plant at Kahuta and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

September 19, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Public domain satellite imagery shows new construction activity at the Khan Research Laboratories, Kahuta Pakistan, consistent with development of a new uranium enrichment plant. The imagery was obtained on 28 September 2015 and 18 April 2016. According to Jane’s Intelligence Review In addition to being located near to the KRL, […]