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BWX Technologies Plans to Launch Micro Nuclear Reactors; Rex Geveden Quoted

BWX Technologies Plans to Launch Micro Nuclear Reactors; Rex Geveden Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rex Geveden
Rex Geveden

BWX Technologies has begun developing microreactors that can support Department of Defense applications such as military base operations, deep-space missions and directed energy weapons, USNI News reported Tuesday.

In a conference call with analysts, BWX CEO Rex Geveden said the company has funded research and development efforts for the trailer-sized nuclear reactors to support its goal of entering high or low-rate production.

He noted that the DoD is interested in acquiring a demonstration reactor and that there is “a great deal of interest“ from government entities, including the U.S. Army.

In addition to microreactors, BWX is also working on a potential fuel source for the transportable reactors as well as other similar systems.

The Lynchburg, Va.-based firm currently works with the U.S. Navy to build and integrate reactors onto the service's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines.

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