November 2, 2007: This website is maintained by Charles Jenks, who created it 10 years ago and has authored all of its web pages and nearly all of its multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files). As the author and registered owner of this site, his purpose is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE DOES NOT REFLECT THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
US Navy's Call for New 'Depleted' Uranium Warheads
Report and Analysis by 'Amarie Rosa'
June 11, 2004
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahigren Division, Virginia has
just closed its call for expressions of interest by weapons'
developers for designing and testing DU warheads in a wide variety
of warhead technologies: shaped charges, deep earth penetrators, ram-
jet boosted kinetic energy penetrators, tactical battlefield and
strategic CBW defeat weapons. The designer/builder is expected to
develop DU applications in thermonuclear weapons and hyper-velocity
rockets (i.e. that means the J-SSCM which I revealed a few months back, covered by Traprock).
[ http://www.grassrootspeace.org/12_jsscm.pdf ]
"The contractor must have a Radioactive Materials License for
testing of depleted uranium and have a BASTF license."
Testing is comprehensive over all warhead ballistic
configurations: "Fragments, projectiles, continuous rods, shaped
charge, reactive fragments, and blasts".
Testing of 20,000 pound TNT equivalent HE's indicates mini-nuke
testing. Probably in LLNL's soon to be build nuclear explosion
indoor testing laboratory. The program will test reactive fragments
and reactive fragment warheads. "Reactive" is the code word for
intermetallic warheads that react explosively and with high and
prolonged heat when exposed to water, titanium, and hydrogen".
Here we have ample demonstration of the experimentation and advancing
development of several generations of uranium ballasted penetration
warheads, liquid metal and explosively formed penetration warheads,
high explosive-uranium composite warheads, and DU as an integral
component to deep earth fissile penetration ram jet boosted warheads.
A--Weapon Testing Support
XDS11 - Highly classified joint warhead testing program
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Variants of the HEDP are without doubt uranium rounds:
- 'Amarie Rosa'
[See more on issue of DU in bunker buster warheads at
This report first appeared on DU-Watch - you may join the DU-Watch listserv and see it's website at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/du-watch/
June 13, 2004 - page created by Charlie Jenks