Concerns about the reliability of commercial-off-the-shelf capacitors, each of which cost just $5, and that the Department of Energy had been planning to use in two future nuclear warhead designs will delay both programs by at least a year and a half and could result in up to a whopping $850 million in additional costs.
Los Alamos National Laboratory has set up a system to spot and, if needed, bring down drones that fly into its air space, which is off limits to hobbyist drone flights. The counter-unmanned aerial system was developed along with the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration to protect a no-drone zone around
In a brief press release last month, the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced it had completed, on time and within budget, the manufacturing of a key replacement component for submarine-launched nuclear warheads. What the release didn’t say is how the new device reportedly dramatically increases the capability of refurbished weapons