The Pantex Mission

Our mission has grown over the decades, beginning with conventional weapon production for the Army Ordnance Department. Pantex then became part of the Nuclear Security Enterprise and became increasingly responsible for life-extension, assembly/disassembly, and high explosives operations.

1963 - Metrology Laboratory
1963 - Metrology Laboratory
1966 - Explosives Demonstration
1967 - Chemistry Laboratory
1968 - 20-Inch Press
1976 - Photographic Laboratory
1985 - Firing Site
2019 - High Explosives Powder in Liner
2019 - High Explosives Pressing Facility First Pressing
2010 - Production Technicians Removing Tail of B53
2014 - Production Technicians Removing a Canned Subasembly from B53
2015 - B61 Joint Test Assembly
1988 - Firing Site Camera
1989 - Monitoring Wells
1991 - 12-4 Steam Plant

A deeper dive into the mission of Pantex

Mission Statement