Milestone Moves First B61-12 Bomb Closer To Production

An F-15E tests a B61 bomb equipped with the improved tailkit assembly.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
A U.S. government plant completed assembly of the non-nuclear explosive prototype for the B61-12 Life Extension Program (LEP) to demonstrate the facility’s readiness to enter production, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said on Sept. 10. The announcement by the Energy Department...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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