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Statement of Dr. Paul J. Hommert
President and Director
Sandia National Laboratories
Committee on Armed Services
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
United States Senate
May 7, 2013
I have brought with me today actual hardware of the joint radar module designed at Sandia and built by NNSA’s Kansas City Plant as it will give you a sense of how far along we are in the design and development of this life extension. Interestingly, this module replaces the vacuum tube radars in a number of our legacy B61 radars. Through the use of advanced technology, this radar achieves a tenfold reduction in volume, greater capability, and resistance to countermeasures. As an example of one of the numerous components for the B61 LEP that are moving toward final design maturity, this particular component also illustrates our joint radar module concept. Similar hardware will undergo flight testing at the Tonopah Test Range for the B61 LEP and will be flown on a Navy Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile test for the W88 Alt 370 program to support our design and qualification process.