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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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CBO: US Nuclear Weapon Programs to Cost $400B Through 2026

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the U.S. government will need to spend $400 billion between fiscal years 2017 and 2026 to operate, maintain and update the country’s nuclear weapons. CBO said Tuesday the figure represents a $52 billion or 15 percent increase from the agency’s 2015 estimate of $348 …

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Air Force Conducts Minuteman III Missile Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force has completed a test flight of the Boeing-built Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The ICBM platform with test re-entry vehicles traveled for approximately 4,200 miles and reached its target destination in the Marshall Islands after it launched Wednesday at 11:39 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg …

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US Launches Naval Missile Defense Exercise With Japan, South Korea

The U.S., Japan and South Korea have begun a three-day naval defense missile exercise amid threats that North Korea may conduct a fire-test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Kim Gamel writes the U.S. Navy’s Japan-based USS Stethem Arleigh Burke-class destroyer started the missile defense drills …

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CNN: DoD Deploys Radar to Monitor North Korean Missile Activity

The Defense Department has deployed a new radar designed to monitor potential North Korean long-range-missile launches in the coming months, CNN reported Thursday. Barbara Starr writes the sea-based X-band radar was launched in response to North Korean statements of readiness to test-launch intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korea made an announcement in …

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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DoD to Collaborate on Devt of Strategy to Address Potential Nuclear Threats

The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will help the Defense Department develop a strategy to address potential nuclear missile issues brought by its connectivity to the rest of the warfighting system, Nextgov reported Friday. Patrick Tucker writes Werner J.A. Dahm, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board chair, said nuclear systems such as …

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Report: Air Force Starts ICBM Program Test Fund Collection Effort

The U.S. Air Force has started to gather resources and funds to test a new intercontinental ballistic missile fleet as part of the branch’s modernization effort, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center already sought to designate the Ground Base Strategic Deterrent program …

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