Inside the Air Force - November 10, 2017

LRSO development driven by early testing to prove reliability, manufacturing

November 09, 2017 |
Rachel Karas
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The Long-Range Standoff Weapon program office has developed a technical approach called "design for reliability and manufacturing" to ensure the multibillion-dollar nuclear cruise missiles won't fail if used. Activities that fall under that strategy shaped the LRSO statement of work and are a priority for the program office's conversations with prime contractors Lockheed Martin and Raytheon during the technology-maturation and risk-reduction phase, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center spokeswoman Leah Bryant told Inside the Air Force in emails sent Oct. 26...

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