B61-12 tailkit program reaches milestone C with production to follow

By Rachel Cohen / December 11, 2018 at 5:01 PM
The Air Force announced this month it had approved a milestone C decision for the B61-12 tailkit assembly program in late October, clearing the way for production. The B61-12 is made up of four legacy B61 bomb variants that will be refurbished and consolidated into one weapon. The tailkit will provide the nuclear gravity bomb with a new digital guidance system so it can also strike programmed coordinates from a range of U.S. and foreign fighter and bomber platforms. "The...

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