NNSA Completes Development Of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb

An F-35A drops a test version of the B61-12 nuclear bomb.
Credit: NNSA
The U.S. nuclear weapons agency can start ramping up to mass production of the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb after delivering the first unit. The milestone means the B61-12 Life Extension Program can move forward after an 18-month delay caused by a need to swap out commercial-grade capacitors in the...
Steve Trimble

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

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