NNSA to send Congress final report on B61-12, W88 Alt 370 technical issues in coming months

By Sara Sirota / May 27, 2020 at 5:20 PM
The National Nuclear Security Administration will deliver to Congress a final report examining recent technical issues associated with the B61-12 and W88 Alteration 370 modernization programs in the coming months. An independent review team is conducting the evaluation and was established at the direction of Congress, an NNSA spokeswoman told Inside Defense in an email today. The technical issues occurred when electrical capacitors -- a commercial-off-the-shelf, non-nuclear component -- failed to demonstrate reliability during stress testing. This discovery set...

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