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- adj. of a purity suitable for the manufacture of weapons
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)
- adj. extremely strong or concentrated or durable
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Bulk lasers are much closer to weaponization: the Navy's tested them at "hundreds of kilowatts" - weapons-grade, in other words.
We had laid down a red line that if they started reprocessing nuclear fuel for weapons-grade material, it would not be tolerated, for it would mean they were a rogue nation with the threat of nuclear weapons.
If we are serious about stopping the spread of these weapons, then we should put an end to the dedicated production of weapons-grade materials that create them.
In an analysis this month for the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Rand scholar Gregory S. Jones writes that even in the absence of a clandestine nuclear program, Iran can now produce a weapon's worth 20 kilograms of HEU weapons-grade uranium any time it wishes.
George W. Bush's administration introduced a plan in 2006 to globally ban the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials, but the U.S. has faced stiff resistance from countries such as Pakistan.
Bushehr is not among the West's main worries because safeguards are in place to ensure that spent fuel is not available for conversion into weapons-grade uranium.
It ordered the destruction of 103 pages of the records that were judged the most dangerous—the PAB weapons designs and specific instructions for enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels and constructing the hemispheres for a nuclear device.
This raised the possibility that Iran was producing enriched weapons-grade uranium at an undisclosed facility.
Countries like Germany and Japan already had the means to produce weapons-grade uranium if they chose to do so.
Before the first component was manufactured, Tinner was sure that the centrifuges emerging from his factory would never enrich uranium to the weapons-grade requirements of an atomic bomb.
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