B61 Mod 12 Life Extension Program Tailkit Assembly (B61 Mod 12 LEP TKA)
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AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER EGLIN AFB FL ARMAMENT DIRECTORATE
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The B61 Mod 12 Life Extension Program will consolidate Modifications 3, 4, 7 and 10 into a single modification B61-12 while extending the systems service life. B61-12 is an air-delivered nuclear gravity weapon providing nuclear capability on existing legacy aircraft and dual capable aircraft. The single variant will operate in two modes System 1 analogballistic mode and System 2 digitalguided mode. The B61 Mod 12 Life Extension Program Tailkit Assembly B61 Mod 12 LEP TKA herein referred to as B61-12 TKA is the enabler for realizing System 2. This is an Air Force led, joint DoDDepartment of Energy DOE program managed through the B61 LEP Project Officers Group and its subgroups. The DoD responsibility is accomplished through a partnership between the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center AFLCMC and Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center AFNWC. In accordance with the Air Force Materiel Command mission assignment memorandum dated February 11, 2011 and the National Nuclear Security Administration NNSAAFNWC Memorandum of Understanding dated June 28, 2012, the AFLCMC is responsible for the development, acquisition, and delivery of a guided tailkit assembly and the AFNWC is responsible for all-up-round technical integration, system qualification, and fielding of the B61-12 variant. Additionally, the AFNWC has overall responsibility for B61-12 programmatic integration and operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness. The DOENNSA is responsible for the B61-12 Bomb Assembly and all aspects of the nuclear warhead, including design, manufacture, and portions of sustainment. Funding of these activities will be shared between the DoD and DOE.
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- Nuclear Weapons