By Bette McDevitt
The following information on the companies involved in making the New Nuclear Bomb, the B-61 was given by John LaForge, a staff writer for Nukewatch. The information was also published in the Duluth Reader.
Up to date contact information from the companies websites:
• Consolidated Nuclear Security Corp. (CNS) is the giant partnership that operates the sprawling Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and produces the bomb-grade uranium “jacket” of the future B61. CNS’s members are a Who’s Who of the nuclear war system including: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bechtel National, and Orbital ATK, among others.
Contact information:, Y-12 National Security Complex, Bear Creek Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
•Boeing has designed and is producing the “tail kit” for the new B61-12, steerable fins that will radically improve accuracy, and give the H-bomb new military capabilities. Contact information: Boeing Defense, Space and Security, PO Box 516, St. Louis, MO 63166; 314-232-0232.
•Lockheed Martin, the world’s biggest military contractor, is helping Boeing make the B61-12 in effect the world’s first “smart” nuclear bomb.
Contact information: 6801 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817; 972-603-9818.
•Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico is the lead designer for the B61-12, which is expected to cost over $12 billion. Indeed, all three national nuclear weapons laboratories — Los Alamos and Sandia in New Mexico, and Lawrence Livermore in California — have contributed to the design of the B61-12. Think of it as a jobs program for PhD dead enders.
•Bechtel National, Inc. normally “puts the US on the cutting edge of missile development” as its website says, but at Y-12 it’s got a piece of the B61 golden goose.
Contact information: 12011 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA. 20190-5918, 571-392-6300
•Orbital ATK, Inc. (formerly Alliant Tech Systems) is also in on the B61 boondoggle at Y12. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, ATK designs and builds missile propulsion systems, military electronics, precision weapons, armament systems, and large- and small-caliber ammunition — including 120mm depleted uranium shells. Acquired by Northrop Grumman in June, 2018.
Contact information: Orbital ATK, 45101 Warp Drive, Dulles, VA 20166; 703-406-5000.
•Honeywell runs the Kansas City Plant in Missouri, making non-nuclear components for all nuclear warheads including the B61s, and has contracted to run the Sandia National Lab.
Contact Information: Honeywell / Kansas City Plant: 14510 Botts Rd., Kansas City, MO 64147; 816-488-2000; & New Mexico location, 2540 Alamo SE, Bldg. A., Albuquerque, NM 87106; 505-267-4020.
•Integrated Technology Corp. is an information management firm; while Fluor Federal Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation of Irving, Texas, provides engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, and project management.
Contact information: Integrated Technology Corp., 1228 North Stadem Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-968-3459.
(Fluor Federal Services Corp, George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99354; 509-392-5888 99 media)
•Longenecker & Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm that provides specialized, technical and management services to nuclear industries, particularly the planning of “startup and commissioning” of nuclear systems and facilities.
Contact information: Longenecker & Associates, Inc., 2514 Red Arrow Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135; 702-493-5363.
Bette McDevitt is a member of the Editorial
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