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|Orford Ness' military history began in 1913, when the Central Flying School’s Experimental Flying Section took ownership of part of the peninsula. Experiments with parachutes, camouflage and aircraft evaluation. German POWs were kept at the site during WWI - and helped to build the flood defenses.|
|Aldermaston is the headquarters of the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) . |
The AWE was built in the early 1950s on a disused RAF aerodrome, and is responsible for the design and manufacture of the of the Trident submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile system.
It is the premier research and development laboratory for construction and operation of nuclear facil...
Ikonos Imagery of Dimona
Negev Nuclear Research Center
Kirya le-Mehekar Gariny (KAMAG)
On 07 July 2004 Muhammad el-Baradei, the head of the United Nations' atomic energy watchdog, met with Israeli energy officials to discuss ways of ridding the Middle East of nuclear weapons. He said he was ready to discuss Israel's concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions. E...
|Cobra Mist was part of an over the horizon radar system used to monitor Soviet (and possibly Chinese) activities during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The system had noise problems and was decommissioned in 1973. The BBC World Service now transmits from the site.|
Even if we entertain the notion that no extraterrestrial spacecraft is concealed at Orford Ness, the area is still of...
|HIFAR (High Flux Australian Reactor) was Australia's first nuclear reactor. It was built at the Australian Atomic Energy Commission (later ANSTO) Research Establishment at Lucas Heights.|
Based on the DIDO reactor at Harwell in the UK, it is cooled and moderated by heavy water, and the fuel is enriched uranium metal. There is also a graphite neutron reflector surrounding the core. It is u...
|The Soreq Nuclear Research Center is located near Yavne,Israel, west of Beersheb, and shares a security zone with the Palmichim Air Base. The functional equivalent of the US Livermore or Los Alamos national weapons laboratories, it is responsible for nuclear weapons research, design and fabrication.||08/11/2006||1,231|
In 1987, the auspicious year in which all Thais celebrated His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th birthday, Professor Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn established the Chulabhorn Research Institute in honour of His Majesty the King, one of the objectives being to provide research facilities for projects initiated by His Majesty the King.
Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster ("Nessie"), although it is scenic in its own right. Boat cruises operate from various locations along its shores giving tourists the chance to look for the monster.
|Chinese-supplied mini research reactor and subcritical assemblies,subject to IAEA inspections.Possible location of nuclear weapons design research.||01/25/2006||1,866|
|Porton Down “experimental ground” was set up in March 1916. |
Today it is a large top secret chemical warfare and defence facility for military bio-chemical research, and is one of seven secret laboratories. It is now known as the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Porton Down.
The overlay covers most of the testing grounds.
|Overlay showing Nagasaki, Japan before the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945.||12/18/2006||1,928|
|The atomic cannon was a huge piece of ordnance built by the United States in the mid-1950s to hurl nuclear shells far enough that they wouldn't kill the people who fired them. While far more sensible WWIII technology than, say, the atomic hand grenade, the atomic cannon did have its detractors and tactical limitations. ||01/12/2006||790|