Kim Budil was set to take over as the 13th director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California on Tuesday. The younger of the two nuclear weapons design laboratories announced the change at top in late January. Budil replaces William Goldstein, who was to retire after six years as ...

Flight tests for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent missile, the planned successor to the nuclear-tipped Minuteman III, are scheduled to start in fiscal year 2024, according to a Pentagon environmental review of the new weapons. The service proposes four Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) ...

By April, both of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s next-generation plutonium-pit factories should reach the critical decision 1 milestone that solidifies the long-conceptualized designs of the facilities intended to manufacture new nuclear-weapon cores for most of this century. The ...

Northrop Grumman [NOC] said on Feb. 16 that it had “successfully conducted its first major design review” for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) baseline last November. A company spokesman did not return an email by press time on ...