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Y-12 reaches goal on refurbishing strategic nuclear weapon system

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The Y-12 National Security Complex completed a major milestone in efforts to refurbish components for a strategic nuclear weapons system that is vital to the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

The first production unit for the B61-12 was certified at Y-12 on Dec. 6, 2018.

This work is part of the B61 Life Extension Program (LEP). The B61 is a nuclear bomb that can be carried on several types of military aircraft.

The B61 LEP will extend the life of this strategic weapon for 20 years.


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