Germany wants to adapt NATO nuclear bombs on Typhoon

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The United States, and more particularly the US Air Force and Lockheed, are not prepared to let the European market and control of European air forces escape their control. And for this, they use the strong argument, nuclear deterrence.

Indeed, several European countries, such as Germany and Belgium, have a stock of B-61 tactical nuclear bombs, which can be dropped by F-16 and Tornado, operational control of which however remains in the hands of the United States. .

This procedure was put in place to be able to face, if necessary, a massive assault by the Soviet Union against NATO, preventing a response from the United States at too short notice. 

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Today, the American authorities are "playing for time" by very officially indicating that the adaptation of the B-61 to European aircraft, as Typhoon, Or Rafale, would take a lot of time, especially since it will be necessary to adapt this ammunition to the F-35 initially. 

Added to this is a very questionable argument about the survivability of the stealthy F-35, presented as much superior to that of non-stealth aircraft, such as the Typhoonas Germany asked to certify it to carry the B61. This argument is very relative, whether due to the very short range of the F-35 in the stealth version (therefore without additional tanks), low frequency and passive radars, and the jamming capabilities of modern devices, especially in a very low altitude flight profile.

Beyond the obvious bad faith of the US authorities, we can question the relevance today of a nuclear gravitational bomb. Because sites requiring such firepower will obviously be very strongly defended, by the best opposing weapons systems. However, today, the Russian S-400 and future S-500 have UHF radars capable of detecting the F35 and F22, as do the new Mainstay airborne detection systems. Furthermore, even in the absence of these detection systems, an F-35 or F-22 will only be undetectable up to 30 or 40 km from a modern AESA radar, well beyond strike range. of the B61.

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Finally, it is essential to question the notion of tactical nuclear weapons, supposedly nuclear weapons making it possible to control conflict to remain below the threshold for the use of strategic weapons. 

Ultimately, the argument for tactical nuclear weapons is particularly ambiguous. It would probably be much more effective to find, with France, and possibly Great Britain, defense agreements on the use of nuclear weapons and the protection of territorial integrity. Perhaps the adaptation of the ASMP, with procedures similar to those for the use of B-61s, would be the essential response for creating the basis for the construction of Defense Europe?

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