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Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Pakistani Army. I wouldn't laugh...we are almost within their rocket range!

As Britain increases it's foreign aid budget to 12 billion sterling, while simultaneously cutting defense expenditure, other countries are not so pacifist.

While the liberals and Marxists call for the scrapping of Trident, countries like Pakistan and Iran are pouring resources into their nuclear programs.

The distance from London to Karachi is 3930 miles (6324 km).

Pakistani intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM)

Shaheen III - operational range 4000-4500 km
Warhead: Conventional or Nuclear warhead

To fuel the bombs, Pakistan has stockpiled fissile material consisting of weapons-grade uranium. The country's primary uranium enrichment plant is located at the Dr. A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories in Kahuta, while other experimental-scale enrichment facilities are located at Sihala and Golra Sharif. In total, Pakistan has a stockpile of approximately 460 to 785 kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU), enough for 23 to 29 nuclear weapons.

In addition to producing HEU, Pakistan is attempting to obtain weapons-grade plutonium by extracting it from spent reactor fuel. The Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH) in Rawalpindi houses Pakistan's experimental-scale reprocessing plant which can extract10-20 kg of plutonium per year. Islamabad is also completing a plutonium reprocessing plant near Chashma the project for which was recently restarted after being abandoned in the 1970s.

To feed its reprocessing plants, Pakistan has built, with clandestine Chinese assistance, a 40 MW heavy water reactor at Khushab. The reactor, which began operating earlier this year, is Islamabad's only source of plutonium-bearing spent fuel that is not under international safeguards. The Khushab reactor could also produce tritium for boosted nuclear weapons or a hydrogen bomb. Fact Sheet


Anonymous 30 October 2010 at 18:54

Anonymous 31 October 2010 at 10:38  

Thanks - I hadn't heard of that guy before.

About time the Germans woke up.

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