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Air Force Wants ‘Modular’ Architecture for Next ICBM Weapon System

The U.S. Air Force seeks an architecture that would allow the military branch’s future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile to adapt to technological changes and emerging threats. The service branch awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman separate contracts worth up to $677.7 million combined to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction activities over a …

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Gen. Stephen Wilson: Air Force Seeks Budget Stability to Modernize Nuclear Triad

Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said the military service’s leaders believe the branch must have funding stability to provide airmen with equipment needed to modernize the nuclear triad. He discussed the service branch’s plans to boost the nuclear triad’s flexibility, responsiveness, survivability and visibility at a Mitchell …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force May Seek ‘Anomalies’ For Nuclear Modernization Programs Under Full-Year CR

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, has said the service branch may have to ask for “anomalies” or consent from Congress to fund its nuclear modernization programs if lawmakers resort to a full-year continuing resolution, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bunch told Defense News in an interview …

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CAPE Director Jamie Morin: Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Cost Could Exceed DoD’s $85B Estimate

Jamie Morin, director of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Defense Department, has described $85 billion as a low cost estimate for the replacement platform of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in an interview with Breaking Defense posted Thursday. Sydney Freedberg writes Morin said CAPE provided both low and high estimates for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program in …

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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Should Disclose Value of B-21 Bomber Aircraft Devt Contract

Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force vice chief of staff, has said he agrees with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) that the service branch should disclose the value of the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber contract, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Goldfein made the remarks during a …

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