Saturday, 6 November 2010

CASE 155 - Nuclear Modernization

The nuclear bombs, plains and stations that "we the people" have never agreed to or wanted but payed out billions in the form of stealth taxes are out of date and dangerous and need to be replaced, there all doing it, the UK, China, the US, but Iraq and Iran are NOT allowed to.

The U.S. Defense Department in October 2010 said it had signed a contract valued at close to $12 billion for updates to its nuclear-capable B-52 bombers, Agence France-Presse reported. The eight-year deal with aerospace giant Boeing Co. “provides for the acquisition and sustainment activities needed to support B-52 weapon system modernization,” according to a Pentagon release. “This B-52 modernization contract will include several delivery orders over an eight-year period,” according to a Boeing press release. “The Air Force announced a contract ceiling of $11.9 billion. This is a contracting vehicle that will allow engineering sustaining contracts, studies, production and other activities to occur in support of the B-52. No funds were committed with this contract announcement. We expect our first delivery order to be awarded on Sept. 30″. There are now 85 B-52s on operational duty, according to the Air Force. The long-range bomber is designed to carry conventional and nuclear weapons. It is expected to remain in service past 2040.

President Obama is in India this weekend making a $5 billion sale for 10 of Boeing's C-17 cargo planes. If India signs the contract, this would be the sixth biggest arms deal in U.S. history. This and the pending $60 billion deal with Saudi Arabia will certainly help to jump-start a poor us economy, as they have for the past fifty years.

"There's no question it's big business"

Pentagon Inks B-52 Modernization Deal, Global Security Newswire, Sept. 30, 2010

A continuing budget resolution to keep the U.S. government operating through early December provides a $624 million boost in nuclear weapons funding for the new budget year beyond the amount appropriated in fiscal 2010, the Associated Press reported Friday. President Obama last week signed the resolution to fund federal activities for the first two months of fiscal 2011, which began Friday, Federal News Radio reported. The resolution continues only through Dec. 3. The funding boost for the National Nuclear Security Administration represented a victory for the Obama administration, which sought the money as part of a planned elevation in nuclear weapons spending over five years, according to AP. The resolution enables a significant boost in spending for work on the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement building at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday. The facility was projected to cost $4 billion, but its final expense was still uncertain.

“This bill is very good for Sandia and Los Alamos national labs because it strongly supports the key stockpile stewardship work they do,” Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said in a press release. “It is a sign of how important the labs are and will remain to our national security,” AP quoted him as saying.

Most other branches of the federal government received the same level of funding under the short-term bill as they had in the previous budget cycle, Bingaman said. He added that the NNSA spending increase would “lend strong support” to maintenance of the U.S. nuclear arsenal as lawmakers prepare to consider ratification of a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton linked the spending increase to an administration bid to win ratification of the pact, the Journal reported

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