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Navy's Trident Nuclear Warheads Hit the Highway, Bound for Texas

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By Ed Friedrich Kitsap Sun Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:03 p.m.

Hundreds of nuclear warheads are secretly being trucked between Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and the Texas panhandle to have their lives extended.

The 100-kiloton W76 warheads are between 23 and 32 years old and need to be upgraded, according to the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Bangor’s eight Trident ballistic-missile submarines can each carry 24 D5 missiles. Those missiles can each carry up to eight W76 warheads.

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