Navy leaders on Thursday admitted at a hearing that the FY 2021 shipbuilding budget request numbers slows the service’s goal of reaching 355 ships. The Navy’s FY ’21 shipbuilding request seeks eight battle force ships for $20 billion, down four ships and from $24 billion from the previous ...

The Department of Energy and the Pentagon plan deploy W87-0 warheads, without new plutonium pit cores, on some Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) missiles, potentially buying the civilian agency more time to get a pair of planned pit factories up and running. DoE’s National Nuclear Security ...