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NNSA Upgrades W76 Nuclear Warheads

January 25 2019


The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the modernization of the Navy’s W76-0 nuclear warheads, reports Defense News.

All W76-0 nuclear warheads, which entered service in 1978, have been updated to the latest W76-1 configuration, the NNSA announced on Wednesday.

Production of the W76-1 design began in 2008 and will extend the service life of the weapon by 20 years, as well as provide additional safety features.

The warhead will be integrated with the...

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