Execution Directorates

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center is the nuclear-focused center within Air Force Materiel Command, synchronizing all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of the AFMC commander in direct support of Air Force Global Strike Command. It consists of five major execution directorates: Air-Delivered Capabilities; Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Systems; Minuteman III Systems; Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Integration; and Nuclear Technology and Integration, as well as several directorates in various functional areas, such as contracting, personnel, etc.

There are also two Air Force Program Executive Officers (PEOs):
  • NC3 PEO (dual-hatted as the director for AFNWC NC3 Integration Directorate)
  • Strategic Systems PEO (dual-hatted as the commander for AFNWC)

AIR DELIVERED CAPABILITIES


Systems managed by the directorate include: B61-12 gravity bomb's tail kit assembly and life extension program, Long Range Stand-Off Weapon, W80-4 life extension program, overseas Weapon Storage and Security System, Secure Transportable Maintenance System, Protective Aircraft Shelter Interior Intrusion Detection System, and Air-Launched Cruise Missile (AGM-86) sustainment.

GROUND BASED STRATEGIC DETERRENT SYSTEMS

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Systems managed by the directorate include: Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Mark 21A Reentry Vehicle and Fuze Modernization programs.
 

MINUTEMAN III SYSTEMS

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Systems managed by the directorate include: Minuteman III (LGM-30) ICBM systems, including equipment spares, storage and transportation, modifications and equipment replacement.

 
 

NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL & COMMUNICATIONS INTEGRATION


 
Systems managed by the directorate include: NC3 Weapon System (AN/USQ.225), including configuration management, system test, system verification, and system certification.

NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY & INTEGRATION

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Programs managed by the directorate include: Nuclear surety and certification, nuclear effects, future concepts, acquisition intelligence, mission assurance, and Air Force Nuclear Red Team.

 
 

Nuclear Modernization


 

Mission