The Nuclear Disarmament Verification (NuDiVe) exercise held in September 2019 was the first comprehensive nuclear dismantlement exercise within the framework of the IP­NDV. It was initiated by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic. Experts from around the world took on the roles of inspectors and inspected state to simulate the verified dismantlement of a nuclear warhead, with a particular focus on the inspection procedures and their interactions. This report is a summary of documentation about the exercise, providing details, sources, and many of the in­-game documents prepared for NuDiVe.

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The NuDiVe exercise was planned and organized by:
  • Federal Foreign Office, Germany (Peter Adams, Christoph Anton)
  • Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, France (Romain LeFloc’h, Anaïs Uvina)
  • Ministère des Armées, France (Alexandre Quinet, Régis Beaugrand)
  • Universität Hamburg, Germany (Gerald Kirchner, Simon Hebel, Jan Geisel­Brinck, Manuel Kreutle)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (Irmgard Niemeyer, Philip Kegler, Stefan Neumeier,
    Joshua Rutkowski)
The NuDiVe evaluation report was prepared by Malcolm Coxhead, Rob Floyd, Corey Hinderstein, Alicia Swift and Ralf Straub. The NuDiVe exercise and this report have been financed by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.