In Phase II of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), the Working Group on Technologies for Verification (Working Group 6) focused on identifying and evaluating key verification technologies across the IPNDV’s 14-step dismantlement framework. Consideration was given to identifying requirements for information barriers to protect proliferation sensitive information when using some verification technologies. The group also focused on developing these requirements and evaluating key verification technologies based on the findings from Phase I, where gaps were identified in the ability to detect and monitor a nuclear explosive device and its key components.
Based on the technology requirements identified by the Working Group during the course of its work throughout Phase II, several areas for which technologies either need to be developed or re-engineered to be used specifically for this type of activity were found.
Read the summary document for more information about the technology gaps that were identified: