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  • MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH ABORTS PRIOR TO LAUNCH

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch.The cause of the ground abort is currently under investigation, and Air Force Global Strike Command is assessing the potential to reschedule the launch.The Air Force adheres to strict
  • Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 23 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter
  • AFOTEC stands up GBSD, ICBM detachment

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., stood up Detachment 3 at Hill Air Force Base Oct. 1 to provide operational test and support for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) and other related Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test activities, including the ICBM fuze modernization and Mk21A reentry vehicle.
  • Department of the Air Force awards contract for new ICBM system that enhances, strengthens US triad

    The contract award of $13.3 billion is an investment in enhancing the United States’ nuclear deterrence, as it is the cornerstone of national security policy and fundamental in continued protection for the U.S. and its allies.
  • AFGSC tests unarmed Minuteman III from airborne control center

    A joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Navy sailors launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System at 12:21 a.m. Pacific Time Aug. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United
  • Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system

    The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system.
  • Learning about the past, celebrating the future

    Team Minot Airmen gathered to celebrate the 68th birthday anniversary of the 91st Missile Wing, Nov. 9, 2016. The 91st MW has had many different missions around the world, including the United States.
  • Team Minot validates deterrent capability

    The 741st Missile Squadron recently performed a successful simulated launch of six Minuteman III Missiles. Air Force Global Strike Command typically conducts Simulated Electronic Launch – Minuteman tests twice a year to evaluate the readiness of the deployed intercontinental ballistic missile force. “The basic objective of SELM is to assess
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