“I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before. We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about… what we have is incredible”
Perhaps, a U.S. hyperglide-hypersonic nuclear weapon system?
Or perhaps the U.S. president was revealing the W76-2, a new nuclear warhead deployed for the Trident D-5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The revelation would not be ‘secret’. These so-called ‘usable’ low-yield tactical nukes are assessed widely as bringing more risk of misjudgment and a strategic, catastrophic nuclear exchange.
As reported previously:
The U.S. Navy currently fields 12 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, each equipped with approximately 20 Trident D-5 submarine launched missiles. Each D-5 carries between four and five W-76 warheads each. The W-76 has an explosive yield of approximately 100 kilotons, or about six times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. With a range of 4,600 miles, a U.S. missile submarine parked off the coast of Canada could rain up to 80-100 warheads on western Russia.