weapons-grade


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weapons-grade

adj
1. (Nuclear Physics) of suitable quality for making nuclear weapons
2. (Military) of suitable quality for making nuclear weapons
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Adj.1.weapons-grade - of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction); "weapons-grade plutonium"; "weapons-grade anthrax"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.weapons-grade - extremely strong or concentrated or durable; "industrial-strength detergent"; "weapons-grade salsa"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
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weapons-grade

adj weapons-grade plutonium/uraniumwaffenfähiges Plutonium/Uran
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A plutonium nuclear warhead requires six and a half pound or roughly 3-5 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium and 5-7 Kilograms of reactor-grade plutonium.
The lawsuit seeks to recover $100 million from the agency for failing to comply with an agreement to remove one metric ton of weapons-grade materials from the Savannah River Site, according to Attorney General Alan Wilson's office.
Imagine if Iran's leaders were only months or even weeks away from laying their hands on enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear bomb?
The joint complete strategy will see Iran redesigning the reactor to minimize its plutonium production and avoid production of weapons-grade plutonium.
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has suspended a deal with the US on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium amid escalating tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington.
Summary: Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria.
WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (KUNA) -- The White House on Monday expressed disappointment over Russia's decision to suspend participation in the 16-year-old agreement on disposing weapons-grade plutonium drawn from nuclear weapons.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended an agreement with the United States for disposal of weapons-grade plutonium because of "unfriendly" acts by Washington, the Kremlin said.
Russia has suspended its 16-year-old agreement with the United States to dispose weapons-grade plutonium, citing "Washington's unfriendly actions toward Russia, according to Tass news agency.
The website 38 North, which monitors sites in North Korea associated with its weapons programs, says an image taken Monday at the Nyongbyon nuclear facility shows a rail flatcar at a radiochemical laboratory complex where the North separates weapons-grade plutonium from waste from a nuclear reactor.
But the deal would appear to also permit Iran to keep large amounts of enriched uranium in solid form (as opposed to gas), which could be reconverted to gas within weeks, thus providing a substantial head-start to producing weapons-grade uranium.
The reactor is part of Pakistan's programme to increase the production of weapons-grade plutonium.