The UK and the US are set to join hands to test the resilience of their respective nuclear infrastructure to terrorist attacks. Later in the year, the two countries will simulate a cyberattack on a nuclear power plant to test the preparedness of the government in dealing with such attacks.

Government sources, who revealed the joint cooperation plans, clarified the exercise was part of “prudent planning” and was not prompted by any threat of an imminent attack. “It gives us the ability to test these systems, and make sure that we learn any lessons,” the sources were quoted as saying by The Guardian.

The announcement comes as UK Prime Minister David Cameron flies to Washington to attend the two-day Nuclear Security Summit that begins on 31 March. US President Barack Obama is convening the fourth summit, which is expected to focus on safeguarding domestic nuclear systems.

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