improvised nuclear device


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improvised nuclear device

A device incorporating radioactive materials designed to result in the dispersal of radioactive material or in the formation of nuclear-yield reaction. Such devices may be fabricated in a completely improvised manner or may be an improvised modification to a US or foreign nuclear weapon. Also called IND.
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While an attack using a nuclear weapon, such as a terrorist-made improvised nuclear device (IND), would be far more destructive, many see an RDD attack as more likely.
Russian Counter Terrorism working group, the two sides have deepened their mutual understanding of the risk of nuclear terrorism and the threat from improvised nuclear devices.
5, "DOD Response to Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents.
Other possibilities include rogue states and even subnational groups using nuclear materials to construct an improvised nuclear device (IND), or a radiological dispersal device (RDD).
Unlike HEU, LEU cannot be used to make an improvised nuclear device.
The EPA issued guidance for protective actions following nuclear and radiological incidents except nuclear war, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued guidance for actions following RDD and improvised nuclear device (IND, i.
This book provides extensive discussions on what the authors believe are the four possible means of nuclear terrorism: theft of an assembled nuclear weapon, construction of an improvised nuclear device, damage to a nuclear facility, and construction of a radiological dispersal device.
3 million for development of products that potentially could treat bone marrow and gastrointestinal injuries from high levels of radiation, such as after denotation of an improvised nuclear device.
The technologies also can reduce the risk of disease for blood product recipients from donor white blood cells and potentially have broad utility for use in emergency responses that require blood products, such as the detonation of an improvised nuclear device.
In terrorists' hands, weapons-grade nuclear material--known as Category I special nuclear material when in specified forms and quantities--can be used to construct an improvised nuclear device capable of producing a nuclear explosion.
The contracts are part of an ongoing effort to develop diagnostic tools and drugs to protect health and save lives in a radiological or nuclear emergency such as a nuclear bomb or improvised nuclear device.