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NNSA Reaches Important Milestone with B61-12 Life Extension Program

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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 02:23 AM
Curious enough I cannot find a report on this at, so let's give it a go...


WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced that they recently formally authorized the production engineering phase of its B61-12 warhead life extension program (LEP). This important milestone comes after four years of work in the development-engineering phase of the program, and marks the final development phase prior to production. The first production unit (FPU) of this weapon is planned for Fiscal Year 2020, followed by full-scale production.

"Full scale production" does sound like someone is still angry at its neighbor and wants to blow its face to pieces. Oh boy, another teenage drama...

The B61-12 LEP is a joint NNSA and United States Air Force (USAF) program that preserves a critical element of the U.S. nuclear triad and the extended deterrent. The LEP refurbishes both nuclear and non-nuclear components to extend the bomb’s service life while improving its safety, security, and reliability to meet long standing material requirements. The LEP will reuse or remanufacture existing components to the maximum extent possible.  The B61-12 will replace the existing B61-3, -4, -7, and -10 bombs.

“These life extension programs directly support President Obama’s directive to maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent, while reducing the size of the stockpile,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “Once completed, the B61-12 LEP will allow for the retirement of the B83-1—the last megaton-class weapon in America’s nuclear arsenal—while supporting the nation’s continued commitment to our national security and that of our allies and partners.”

"Allies and partners"??? Did you just said that you again plan to export that havoc weaponry and lead your teenage war at someone's else house???

Some people have no shame...

posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 02:25 AM
For the curious:

edit on 31-8-2017 by Argentbenign because: pic

posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:24 AM
a reply to: Argentbenign

Nuclear weapons in the form of gravity bombs are obsolete.

Lets see...

Shows up late pounds rubble.

Shows up on time gets shot down 'delivering' weapon.

Gets nuked by the other side before even taking off.

What other scenarios are there?
edit on 31-8-2017 by intrptr because: spelling

posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:18 AM
Green glow and everyone dies?

posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:16 AM
a reply to: Argentbenign

Seems like nukes will be obsolete when swarm drones can and will take out any target anywhere. And do it on the cheap, compared to the nukes.

(post by roguetechie removed for a manners violation)

posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 08:51 AM
Has the EU ever considerd the possibility that those new B61 bombs can actually just suddenly and misteriously detonate without a clear reason...

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