Tag Archives: weapon systems

Air Force, NNSA Deploy Mock Nuclear Bombs From B-2 Stealth Bombers

The U.S. Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration have conducted two flight tests that had joint test assemblies of B61-7 and B61-11 nuclear bombs released from two separate B-2A Spirit stealth bombers. NNSA said Thursday JTAs are mock weapons that do not contain nuclear materials but are built to feature sensors and …

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Report: House Committee-Approved Fiscal 2017 NDAA Contains ‘Open Systems’ Provision

A defense policy bill the House Armed Services Committee approved two weeks ago contains a provision that would require the Defense Department to implement open architecture-based weapon systems “to the maximum extent practicable,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes an earlier version of the committee’s 2017 National Defense Authorization Act had called for …

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DLA Looks to Bolster Spare Parts Network Amid Supply Shortage

The Defense Logistics Agency wants to build up its legacy parts data warehouse in order to address the supply shortage from various contractors, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. The logistics agency intends to connect data about old components and material scarcity through web-based applications under the Diminished Manufacturing Sources Shared Data …

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