Gen. Frank Klotz, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, thanked the men and women at Pantex who helped reach the halfway point in the production phase of the W76-1 warhead Life Extension Program.
Klotz also highlighted NNSA’s commitment to meeting the U.S. Navy’s requirements for the W76-1.
The primary goals of the W76-1 Life Extension Program are to extend the original warhead service life from 20 to 60 year and address aging issues.
The W76-1 Life Extension Program involves engineers, scientists and technicians from Pantex, Y-12, Savannah River Site, National Security Campus, Los Alamos Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.
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Gen. Frank Klotz, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator, NNSA U.S. Department of Energy, participated in the W76-1 Halfway Celebration at Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. The General helped other Pantex senior managers hand out ice cream treats to thank all Pantex employees for their work to support the W76-1 LEP.
Gen. Frank Klotz, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator, NNSA U.S. Department of Energy, spoke with Amarillo elected officials and business leaders about Pantex Plant’s ongoing nuclear security mission.