Israeli and Indian Centrifuge Programs

An astute reader points out that “this 1975 document”:http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb333/doc01.pdf, about which “I blogged”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/2227/two-things-that-go-together earlier, contains a chart on p. 7 (in original) which documents the “nuclear activities of selected countries.”

Among other interesting bits of information, the chart indicates that both India and Israel had centrifuge programs in the research phase.

Interestingly, the chart indicates that Israel did _not_ possess an operating reprocessing facility, but _did_ have an enrichment program based on a technology other than centrifuges or diffusion.

1 thought on “Israeli and Indian Centrifuge Programs

  1. Allen Thomson

    The chart also implies that the IC thought Israel’s plutonium production rate between 1975 and 1980 would be about 10 kg/year. Has that held up in the decades since?

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