Weapon Wednesday – Low Yield Nukes on the Horizon

USS Nebraska Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge
  • The W76-2 warhead is a new, low-yield nuclear weapon
  • The Pentagon believes other countries—especially Russia—could use low-yield nukes early in a conflict, so it needs its own.
  • The W76-2 has an explosive yield of 10 kilotons, or 10,000 tons of TNT, or less. read more