16 Sep '12, 7pm

U.S. To Modernize Nuclear Arsenal: Report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government plans to undertake the costliest modernization of its nuclear arsenal in history, even though the military as a whole is facing stiff spending cuts, The Washington Post reported late on Sept. 15. The newspaper said there is no official price estimate for the effort to upgrade and maintain the 5,113 warheads in the inventory, replace old delivery systems and renovate the aging nuclear facilities. But a study this summer by the Stimson Center, a Washington think-tank, estimated costs would be at least $352 billion over the coming decade, the report said. Others say the figure could be far higher, particularly if the work is delayed even longer, the paper noted. Upgrading just one of the seven types of weapons in the stockpile, the B61bomb, is likely to cost $10 billion over five years, The Post noted. It would cost up to $110 billion to build...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120916/DEFREG02/3091...

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