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  • Department of the Air Force awards contract for new ICBM system that enhances, strengthens US triad

    The contract award of $13.3 billion is an investment in enhancing the United States’ nuclear deterrence, as it is the cornerstone of national security policy and fundamental in continued protection for the U.S. and its allies.
  • Test launch demonstrates safe, ready Minuteman III deterrent

    The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter twenty-first century threats and reassure U.S. allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.
  • Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system

    The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system.
  • Pawlikowski holds Commander's Call at Kirtland AFB

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, recently visited and provided an update on the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan during a Commander’s Call held for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory personnel.“Thank you for what you do,” Pawlikowski said. “It makes me
  • ICBM Country: Hill AFB, Utah workers play key role in future of strategic defense

    Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the second in a two-part series.The nation needs a robust nuclear deterrent. Not just any missiles, but the most responsive strategic weapon systems in the world.The Air Force is responsible for two
  • AFNWC receives Air Force Organizational Excellence award

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the fourth time since the center stood up in 2006. The four awards span seven consecutive years, from 2009 through 2015.Ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are “never doubted and always feared,” AFNWC synchronizes all aspects of nuclear materiel management on
  • Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

    An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.The F-16 from the 422nd
  • Air-launched cruise missile passes tests

    Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H aircrews departed Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for the Utah Test and Training Range, about 80 miles west
  • New members inducted into Order of the Nucleus

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center inducted six new members into its prestigious Order of the Nucleus on Nov. 4.
  • AF reaches first milestone in acquisition of new ICBM

    The Air Force received approval Aug. 23 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to start the next phase of its acquisition effort.
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