NNSA Release: First Production Capability Unit marks B61-12 modernization milestone at Pantex

  • Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 8:44 am

Non-nuclear prototype provides opportunity to collect data and prepare for production

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has announced the completion of its second nuclear warhead modernization program First Production Capability Unit (FPCU). This milestone for the B61‑12 Life Extension Program (LEP) was completed Aug. 25, 2020 at the Pantex Plant located near Amarillo, Texas.

Read full press release on the NNSA website.