The U.S. is developing nuclear microreactors for military needs

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced plans to create nuclear microreactors for military needs. Business Insider writes this.

Energy consumption in the United States Army will continue to grow so that the defense department will create small modular reactors with a capacity of one to 50 megawatts. They will be able to function independently of the electrical networks. The power plant prototype will be developed by two companies-BWXT Advance Technologies from Virginia and X-energy from Maryland. It will be presented to the Pentagon in early 2022.

“A safe, small and portable reactor to meet the growing demand of the military for energy. <…> It will become a support for the U.S. Army in critical operations in remote, harsh conditions,” the material says.

Experts note that such technology still has disadvantages: the microreactor can become a target for opponents of the American army, especially during transportation.

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