The First W76 Warhead Returns to Service

February 23, 2009
The First W76 Warhead Returns to Service
Amarillo, TX

The first refurbished W76 nuclear warhead has been accepted into the U.S. nuclear weapon stockpile by the Navy. This culminates a ten year effort to ensure that the aging warhead, already years beyond its original intended life, can continue to be a reliable part of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.