March 13, 2003
Refurbishment of the W80 — Weapon Type
Starting in September 1998, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) initiated a project to refurbish the W80. In January 2001, to balance the workload between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) and Los Alamos, NNSA transferred the responsibility of refurbishing and certifying the W80 nuclear weapon components to Livermore. Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) was given the responsibility to design specific weapon components and perform the non-nuclear certification, and Los Alamos was to perform the peer review function. NNSA plans to complete the refurbishment of its first production unit by 2006.