Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Monitoring

Our scientists provide expertise to international efforts to monitor the Earth for nuclear testing.

Nuclear Treaty Verification

AWE’s Blacknest site is the UK’s centre for forensics seismology and infrasound. Through the collection and analysis of data from monitoring systems located all over the world, Blacknest supports the Government in identifying potential nuclear explosions conducted by other countries.

We support the MOD in underpinning the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by providing expertise on arms control verification, development of monitoring techniques, and the capability to analyse and advise on nuclear tests. We work with international partners to prepare future nuclear treaty verification scope and support arms control verification research.





Advances in technology

Using the latest advances, our technology experts use specialist skills, processes and capabilities that support the lifecycle of the warhead.

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