45. Furthermore, the Agency has received information from two Member States that, after 2003, Iran engaged in experimental research involving a scaled down version of the hemispherical initiation system and high explosive charge referred to in paragraph 43 above,albeit in connection with non-nuclear applications
. This work, together with other studies made known to the Agency in which the same initiation system is used in cylindrical geometry, could
also be relevant to improving and optimizing the multipoint initiation design concept relevant to nuclear applications.