Navy officials this week said the service plans to decide by fiscal year 2026 if it will extend the USS Alaska (SSBN-732) as the first of several Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) getting limited life extensions starting in 2029. Given the risks in transitioning from the 14-ship ...

Development of the Raytheon Technologies‘ [RTX] AGM-181 Long-Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO) to replace the Boeing [BA] AGM-86 Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) has raised no technology readiness level (TRL) concerns thus far, U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton, the commander of Air Force ...

The Navy successfully conducted a two-missile flight test of unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missiles from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) on Sept. 17. This test was part of a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation, called DASO-31, that aimed to evaluate and ...

The commander of U.S. Strategic Command said Tuesday the Pentagon must continue to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with a next-generation system and it cannot undergo further life extension. “Let me be very clear – you cannot life extend Minuteman III. It ...