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 ...

Northrop Grumman [NOC] tapped Bechtel National and Kratos Defense and Security Solutions to provide construction services and specialized transportation equipment for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile program the aerospace giant hopes to win this summer. ...

The Defense Department plans to use the proposed Mk 7 W93 submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead to eventually replace the current W76 and W88 warheads without increasing the size of the nuclear stockpile, according to a Department of Defense senior official. The U.S. currently ...