Today: Monday, 28 November 2022 year

The United States will decommission the most powerful atomic bomb.

The United States will decommission the most powerful atomic bomb.

The United States will decommission the B83-1 thermonuclear bomb, which is the most powerful atomic warhead in the country, follows from the US national defense strategy published by the Pentagon.

“The B83-1 gravity bomb will be retired due to increasing limitations on its capability and increasing maintenance costs,” the document says.


It is noted that in the near future it is planned to use other existing opportunities in order to create a threat to “hard-to-reach and deeply buried targets.” According to the document, “to improve the defeat of such targets,” the Department of Defense will develop a new tool, “working with its interagency partners and building on existing concepts.”


The power of the B83-1 thermonuclear bomb is 1.2 megatons.