NNSA to conduct new study into B61-12 LEP, W88 Alt 370 delays

By Sara Sirota / November 14, 2019 at 12:09 PM
The National Nuclear Security Administration is starting a new assessment of the B61-12 Life Extension Program and W88 Alteration 370 delays that are resulting in $720 million to $850 million in unexpected costs. The first production units for both programs have been postponed by 18 to 20 months after capacitors -- a commercial electrical component -- failed to demonstrate reliability during stress testing, Charles Verdon, NNSA’s deputy administrator for defense programs, told lawmakers during a Sept. 25 House Armed Services...

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