CNS cites 2015 achievements: Nukes mission No. 1

Consolidated Nuclear Security, the government’s managing contractor at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plants, recently published a poster that cites the contractor’s Top 10 achievements in 2015. It’s not clear if the achievements are tied to Fiscal Year 2015 (the company scored a “disappointing” 57 out of 100 for its overall performance) or Calendar Year 2015.Basic RGB

Anyway, No. 1 on the list was “delivering the Nuclear Weapons Mission,” including the work on refurbishing the Trident (W76) warheads. Here’s what CNS had to say about its weapons accomplishments:

“Supported Department of Defense requirements for the W76-1 Life Extension Program. Met development milestones for the B61-12, W88 Alt 370 with Conventional High Explosive Refresh and W80-4 programs. Assembled the first B61-12 trainer at Pantex and provided B61-12 developmental hardware. Provided the national laboratories with data needed to support the annual reliability assessment. Partnered with Sandia National Laboratories on the restart of the
Weapons Evaluation Test Laboratory centrifuge by replacing their old centrifuge drive with a new five-drive system.”

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