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April 2017 - United States Special Weapons News

  • US Air Force test-launches nuclear-capable ballistic missile Press TV 26 Apr 2017 -- The US Air Force has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, a move that is expected to escalate simmering tensions with North Korea over its development of missiles and nuclear weapons.
  • DOD Announces Commencement of the Nuclear Posture Review DoD 17 Apr 2017 -- In National Security Presidential Memorandum 1, dated Jan. 27, the president directed the secretary of defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review to ensure the U.S. nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, effective, reliable and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.
  • NNSA, Air Force complete first B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight test at Tonopah Test Range National Nuclear Security Administration 13 Apr 2017 -- The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the U.S Air Force completed the first qualification flight test of the B61-12 gravity bomb March 14 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.
  • 90th MW provides unwavering nuclear deterrence AFNS 13 Apr 2017 -- The 90th Missile Wing conducted a successful Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test here April 10-12, 2017. The SELM demonstrates the wing's capability to provide unwavering nuclear deterrence for the nation.

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