NNSA: Air Force, Navy nuke schedule delays to cost nearly $1 billion

By Mallory Shelbourne Sara Sirota / September 25, 2019 at 5:18 PM
Schedule delays to the B61-12 life extension and W88 Alteration 370 programs revealed earlier this month are expected to cost between $720 million and $850 million -- which the National Nuclear Security Administration intends to pay for using internal funding. Charles Verdon, NNSA's deputy administrator for defense programs, told lawmakers during a House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee hearing today that early reviews indicate delays to the B61 nuclear gravity bomb modernization effort will cost $600 million to $700 million,...

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