IPNDV Walkthrough Exercise Summary Report

On June 27, 2017, representatives of the three Working Groups of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) conducted a Walkthrough Exercise of their basic dismantlement scenario.

The purpose of this exercise was to explore the application of technologies and procedures identified by the Working Groups to achieve the monitoring/inspection objectives (and carry out the associated specific tasks) of the basic dismantlement scenario (Steps 6–10 of the 14-Step Dismantlement graphic).

The Walkthrough Exercise participants concluded that while tough challenges remain, potentially applicable technologies, information barriers, and inspection procedures provide a path forward that should make possible multilaterally monitored nuclear warhead dismantlement while successfully managing safety, security, non-proliferation, and classification concerns in a future nuclear disarmament agreement.

Several more conclusions are elaborated further in this summary report of the Walkthrough Exercise and are available on the IPNDV website: http://www.ipndv.org.

November 20, 2017
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On June 27, 2017, representatives of the three Working Groups of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) conducted a Walkthrough Exercise of their basic dismantlement scenario. This report summarizes that exercise and elaborates on conclusions from the Partnership.