Satellite images confirm huge explosion at Iran’s nuclear military research complex

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Editor’s Note…

The now confirmed explosion could be related to nuclear detonators testing. [see Iranian Neutron detonator, warhead design for ICBM and Modulated neutron initiator ].The advantage of the Neutron Detonator is its compactness. It requires a Modulated Very High Voltage Pulse, that Iran might have not yet managed to produce.Such a compact detonator could also travel in other munitions, perhaps in Backpacks, Kayaks and mid-sized UAV too. It suggests the Iranians had already concluded the cumbersome mechanical-detonator technology allegedly already 4 years ago.

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Israel Defense

Despite the Iranian authorities denail, images show damage to the military complex

24 hours after the reports from Iran regarding a mysterious explosion at the military compound in Parchin, evidence has been received that refutes the denials of the Iranian government.

Satellite images of the Parchin area, to the east of Tehran, prove: the explosion reported by the Iranian media had, indeed, occurred inside the military compound in Parchin, where, according to western intelligence agencies, trials are being conducted on nuclear missile fuzes. Satellite images obtained by Israel Defense and analyzed by specialist Ronen Solomon clearly show damage consistent with an attack against bunkers in a central locality within the military research complex at the Parchin military compound.

The locality in question is situated at the center of the compound, adjacent to another installation where, according to intelligence sources, the trials being conducted involve controlled detonation of fuzes intended to serve as triggers for nuclear devices. The locality consists of a sizable testing center and what appears to be an area with bunker-shaped structures. “Before and after” images indicate that a complete section of structures was simply eliminated by an unexplained explosion.

The explosion wiped several testing units off the face of the earth while inflicting collateral damage on adjacent buildings, with traces of fire clearly visible in a section located in a sparsely afforested area.

The images, taken by the French satellite Pleiades at a 0.5 meter resolution on the day following the reports at 07:30 AM, also show vehicles – probably fire trucks.

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