LAST UPDATED: January 1, 2011
OTHER NAME: Rafael Yodefat; Division 20
LOCATION: East of Haifa
SUBORDINATE TO: Israel Ministry of Defense
SIZE: Unknown
FACILITY STATUS: Presumed operational
Purpose Assembly nuclear weapons

 

According to the 2002 SIPRI Yearbook, assembly of Israel's nuclear weapons occurs at the Rafael design laboratory, known as Division 20, west of Haifa.

Source:

[1] Hans M. Kristensen and Joshua Handler, "Appendix 10A: World Nuclear Forces," in SIPRI Yearbook 2002: Armaments, Disarmament, and International Security, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 565.

[2] Joseph Cirincione, Jon B. Wolfsthal and Miriam Rajkumar, Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats, Second Edition (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005), p. 275.

source: NTI