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U.S., Kyrgyzstan Sign Nuclear Detector Agreement
The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration said today that it was set to install radiation detectors at several border locations in Kyrgyzstan as a deterrent against smuggling of nuclear or radiological materials (see GSN, Oct. 1, 2007).
Officials from the semiautonomous branch of the Energy Department and the Kyrgyzstan State Customs Committee today signed an agreement that allows for deployment of U.S. sensors and communications technology and training of Kyrgyz customs personnel.
"Today's agreement with Kyrgyzstan will help keep nuclear and radiological material out of the hands of terrorists and criminals," NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation William Tobey said in a press release. "NNSA will continue to foster international partnerships to detect, secure and dispose of dangerous nuclear material around the world."
U.S. detection technology has been installed at more than 160 foreign border posts, airports, seaports and other locations under the NNSA Second Line of Defense Program (U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration release, Aug. 15).
Sept. 27, 2013
A fact sheet on current and projected costs of maintaining the U.S. nuclear deterrent, produced by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
July 18, 2013
The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
This article provides an overview of Kyrgyzstan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.