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  • October 1, 1995 - France detonates a 110 kiloton nuclear warhead, which it plans to deploy on a new generation of nuclear submarines, at the Fangataufa atoll in the South Pacific.
  • October 3, 1952 - The United Kingdom conducts its first nuclear weapon test, Hurricane, at Monte Bello Island (off the northwest coast of Australia).
  • October 27, 2015 - The U.S. government awards a contract worth up to $80 billion to Northrup Grumman to develop a new stealth bomber capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
  • October 30, 1961 - The Soviet Union explodes the most powerful bomb ever: a 58 megaton atmospheric nuclear weapons test over Novaya Zemlya off Northern Russia.
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