atomic demolition munition


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Related to atomic demolition munition: Special Atomic Demolition Munition

atomic demolition munition

A nuclear device designed to be detonated on or below the ground surface, or under water as a demolition munition against material-type targets to block, deny, and/or canalize the enemy.
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This gave birth to the Special Atomic Demolition Munition, a "lightweight" nuclear weapon that elite Special Forces units would literally carry onto the battlefield, by parachute, on foot, or even while skiing.
Under Obama's costly security doctrine, the US is increasing spending across the board on its nuclear arsenal, including the refurbishment of various nuclear weapons programs, warheads, atomic demolition munitions, and atomic artillery shells run by the National Nuclear Security Administration.
In addition, "Israel may also have produced non-strategic nuclear weapons, including artillery shells and atomic demolition munitions," the Guardian reported Monday.