Weapons

 

stockpile stewardship

中森玲子Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent

中森玲子LLNL's works to ensure the remaining deterrent remains safe, secure and reliable. WCI accomplishes this through the Stockpile Stewardship Program — an ongoing effort to apply a science-based fundamental understanding of nuclear weapons performance — from the development of enhanced warhead surveillance tools that detect the onset of problems to manufacturing capabilities that produce critical components.

Using the Laboratory's tools and talents, the nation has been able to assess and certify the safety, security and reliability of the stockpile each year without a return to nuclear testing for more than 20 years.

WCI scientists and engineers are able to accomplish this through unique centers of excellence, including:

  •  at LLNL's Experimental Test Site (Site 300)

中森玲子Through these cutting-edge tools, coupled with the Lab's multidisciplinary expertise, the nation can successfully transition to a reduced stockpile.

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