Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 2019
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: W76
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: ?
Family Members: W76
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Description: The W76-2 is a low yield nuclear warhead developed from the 100-kiloton W76 nuclear warhead by removing the secondary part of the explosive package to achieve a yield of 5-6 kilotons only. Therefore the new nuke will only use the primary trigger of the basic W76 nuclear bomb. The W76-2 nuclear warhead will be deployed by the US Navy surface ships and submarines according to plans released in June 2018. The W76-2 warheads may be deployed by a modification of the Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The United States wants to field low yield nuclear warheads to counter Russia. The new warhead may be ready for deployment in the early 2020s.

W76-2 Applications

Offensive Weapons Prompt Global Strike Trident D5 LE2

W76-2 Specifications

Yield: 6 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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W76-2 News

There are 5 news between
5 Jun 2018 and 1 Feb 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020US Navy Ohio-Class Submarines Trident II Missiles Deploy W76-2 Low-Yield Nuke
Wednesday, April 17, 2019US Army Seeking new Medium Range Ballistic Missile by Mid-2020s
Wednesday, January 30, 2019US Deploying Low Yield W76-2 Nuclear Warhead
Saturday, November 24, 2018US Navy Developing Hypersonic Cruise Missile and New Trident Missile
Tuesday, June 5, 2018US Developing New Low Yield Based Upon W76 Warhead

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