A Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) cargo left AWE Burghfield on Monday 11th June in High Security Vehicle (HSV) Number 4. With only two non-military escort vehicles, it traveled at 60mph to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire where it met a waiting aircraft on the runway. As soon as the cargo was transferred by fork-lift truck into its side loading bay, the plane took off for the USA. Nuclear warhead materials are exchanged between the UK and USA under the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement.
photo credits: AWPC