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United States launched the ICBM Minuteman III

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The United States Air Force yesterday conducted the first in 2018 year test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Minuteman III, reports TASS.




In a press release from the Air Force Global Strike Command, a test launch was called successful.

The Command explained that “the tests are recognized as successful if the rocket did not descend from a predetermined flight path, its instruments functioned properly, data from sensory sensors were obtained, and the warhead hit the set point”.

Although the head has reached its intended goal, the results of the tests and analysis (data obtained) are not published,
the report said.

It is also noted that the purpose of the test was "to check the readiness, efficiency and accuracy of the system." The rocket itself was not equipped with a warhead.

The launch was carried out from the Vandenberg Air Force Base (California).

The last test of the ICBM was held in August 2017 year. At the same time, the launch scheduled for February of this year was decided to be postponed.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall April 26 2018 10: 45
    +7
    Also smart and pretty? smile

    Personally, I do not like No.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov April 26 2018 10: 47
      +5
      Anglo-Saxons began to stir .. They thought all of Russia Khan hehe! No gentlemen of the ICBMs, we are improving, so catch up if you want to live!
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 26 2018 10: 53
        +17
        They conduct two trials per year regularly.
        For decades now. It has nothing to do with current politics.
        1. Kleber
          Kleber April 26 2018 10: 58
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          They conduct two trials per year regularly.
          For decades now. It has nothing to do with current politics.


          Since 1970 ... 48 years ....
          1. Moore
            Moore April 26 2018 11: 28
            +6
            "Minutemen" from the 70th and are on the database. Although the current ones have gone very far from the first - both in terms of remote control, and for control, and for BB.
            KVO 200m - this is serious.
            1. Yngvar
              Yngvar April 26 2018 11: 45
              +2
              The name is just some kind of not serious - "mini-man" ...
              And the rest - that’s the cat, so that the mice do not doze off.
              Yes, and still wondering where did she fly?
        2. Vitaly Anisimov
          Vitaly Anisimov April 26 2018 11: 25
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          They conduct two trials per year regularly.
          For decades now. It has nothing to do with current politics.

          Yes, at least ten .. heh heh .. But Russia on the ICBM is ahead of the rest! They have already begun loading these things into the mines and the “Satan” will seem to them flowers in comparison with our new “loan day rockets” soldier
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh April 26 2018 11: 39
            +4
            I agree. ICBMs are the main weapon of Russia, therefore, into it
            invest a lot of energy and money.
            Yars is a good ICBM, perhaps the best in the world.
            1. sabakina
              sabakina April 26 2018 12: 32
              +2
              Quote: voyaka uh
              I agree. ICBMs are the main weapon of Russia, therefore, into it
              invest a lot of energy and money.
              Yars is a good ICBM, perhaps the best in the world.

              Hmm, it seems that my morning criticism affected Alexei ... winked
              1. Vitaly Anisimov
                Vitaly Anisimov April 26 2018 13: 57
                +1
                Quote: sabakina
                Hmm, it seems my morning criticism affected Alexei

                Vyacheslav may be on Alexey .. He’s a guy, nevertheless, is adequate! But on our "partners" yet .. hehe Russia destroy the dream of many generations ..
                And we hold on! soldier
    2. Igor V
      Igor V April 26 2018 10: 59
      +7
      "Personally, I don't like No. "
      Yes, and I wouldn’t let that into the house. sad
      1. Thrall
        Thrall April 26 2018 11: 00
        +10
        Quote: Igor V
        Yes, and I wouldn’t let that into the house.

        ... said S-400 smile
        1. _Jack_
          _Jack_ April 26 2018 11: 54
          +3
          S-300, S-400 can not shoot down ICBMs, they are designed to destroy aerodynamic targets - airplanes, helicopters, drones, cruise missiles, possibly BRSD
          1. sabakina
            sabakina April 26 2018 12: 43
            0
            belay Too shy to ask, and who can? Patriot? fool
            1. _Jack_
              _Jack_ April 26 2018 12: 52
              +6
              I’ll answer without hesitation - those missile defense systems that were created for this, for example THAAD, our S-300s, 400s are air defense systems, with some very limited missile defense capabilities, but certainly not against ICBMs
              if you are incompetent in some matter, do not rush to twist your finger at the temple, it looks doubly silly
              1. sabakina
                sabakina April 26 2018 14: 01
                0
                That is, you want to say that in the case of a sheher, we need to crawl towards the cemetery, because there’s nothing to shoot down ICBMs for us? How old are you and where did you study?
                1. _Jack_
                  _Jack_ April 26 2018 14: 09
                  +4
                  How old are you and where did you study?
                  you again "twist your finger at the temple", and you don’t understand anything about it, read something on this topic, otherwise you stubbornly expose yourself as an ignoramus and an ignoramus
                  and regarding your question - yes, in the case of a massive attack by ICBMs, you can crawl towards the cemetery, but you can’t strain it - the cemetery will be everywhere, and we and they have single missiles, theoretically, you can shoot down a massive ICBM attack moment, nothing to stop in principle, neither us nor them
                  but the United States, at least, has been developing in this direction for a long time - thaad performed well, aegis is worse, but it somehow works, but we still have only talk, but it’s kind of partially covered by Moscow, but with old Soviet means like high-altitude nuclear explosion, although this is in doubt
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 26 2018 11: 13
      +4
      I threw off the video yesterday
      1. sabakina
        sabakina April 26 2018 12: 45
        0
        I wonder what they all shoot at night? To look prettier? What about Sergey?
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith April 26 2018 13: 01
          +1
          Since Europe and Russia, the day will go to the news releases. And at night, so that there is no panic.
    4. Kunica
      Kunica April 27 2018 11: 59
      0
      Rifle cartridge painted.
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 26 2018 10: 46
    +1
    Here's a weird one. The Americans descend to Earth gradually. And then without a nuclear quick strike. And other tops. Nuclear deterrence. No? belay Well of course you can theoretically catch a Poseidon network laughing
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 26 2018 10: 48
    0
    In a press release from the Air Force Global Strike Command, a test launch was called successful.
    Soared - already the success and joy of the mericatos! bully
    1. viralig
      viralig April 26 2018 10: 54
      +3
      Well, about the success - I doubt it, because whoever modestly taught - the usual pumps are not visible - therefore there are some kind of weak complaints.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 26 2018 11: 03
        0
        viralig (Peter) Today, 10: 54 ↑ New
        Well, about success - I doubt it, for who modestly taught

        There is undoubted success in their media! Try not to believe! bully
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok April 26 2018 22: 08
      0
      Quote: aszzz888
      Soared - already the success and joy of the mericatos!

      This applies more to the Russian comic industry. wassat
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 26 2018 10: 51
    +3
    The whole world was dusted with brains with their Tomahawks, which are both smart and beautiful, and most importantly there are so many that it is simply not possible to repulse the blow. Now, when ours showed the wreckage of the shot down and announced two at the study, they immediately remembered their ICBMs.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 26 2018 11: 05
      0
      rotmistr60 (Gennady) Today, 10: 51 New
      The whole world was dusted with brains with their Tomahawks, which are both smart and beautiful,

      On their "smart and beautiful" ours were found - even smarter and more beautiful, although older in age ...
      1. sabakina
        sabakina April 26 2018 12: 57
        +2
        I would answer by Bismarck. Russian missiles responded to their intelligence and beauty with unpredictable stupidity, because before that, they had not seen them in the eye, and secondly they did not know that they were smart.
  5. Kleber
    Kleber April 26 2018 10: 52
    +3
    The U.S. Air Force conducted the first in 2018 test launch of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)


    Minuteman III land-based .... cry here air force ?????
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt April 26 2018 11: 09
      +6
      Their Air Force structure includes the Global Strike Command (the 20th Army of the US Air Force --- missile squadrons armed with these very Minuteman 3s (450 missiles on operational duty))
    2. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn April 26 2018 11: 10
      +2
      They do not have a videoconferencing system, everything that comes off the ground is immediately attributed to the Air Force.
      To some extent, J. Forrestal, although he was the Minister of the Navy, when flew out of the window, became for a while Minister of the Air Force.
      1. Yngvar
        Yngvar April 26 2018 11: 51
        0
        Yes Yes! And also the Minister of Panic!
        1. Igor V
          Igor V April 26 2018 16: 06
          0
          And also the author of the immortal slogan "Russians are coming!" (Maybe "Russian tanks", but this is not so important.)
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich April 26 2018 10: 54
    +2
    A missile flying along a ballistic trajectory is an obsolete weapon. Mattress decided to compete with EYN, who has a "smarter" rocket.
    1. ZVO
      ZVO April 26 2018 11: 25
      +3
      Quote: Egorovich
      A missile flying along a ballistic trajectory is an obsolete weapon. Mattress decided to compete with EYN, who has a "smarter" rocket.


      What can you say about our ballistic missiles?
      Especially new?
      Speak, do not be shy ...
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    1. den3080
      den3080 April 26 2018 11: 20
      +4
      Unfinished carrot is the Gazprom Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg wink and this one flies quite well))
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA April 26 2018 11: 24
        +4
        Quote: den3080
        Unfinished carrot is the Gazprom Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg

        I would ask our corn not to offend. smile
        Well still in Lakhta they are building it, and not on Okhta.
        1. Amurets
          Amurets April 26 2018 11: 50
          +1
          Quote: Alexey RA
          I would ask our corn not to offend.

          Will the ears of corn on this corn grow, or will they be allowed to silage?
          1. Yngvar
            Yngvar April 26 2018 11: 58
            +2
            Gazprom hamsters rework in their favor.
            1. den3080
              den3080 April 26 2018 20: 18
              +1
              I recalled the ditty:
              Marry the girls to Ivan Kuzin
              Ivan Kuzin has big corn
              laughing
  8. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov April 26 2018 11: 32
    0
    ".. The press service specified that the rocket was not equipped with a warhead."
    Strange clarification. ICBMs of the USA and Russia are equipped with thermonuclear warheads and their ground and atmospheric tests have long been banned. So, the United States by no means could test an ICBM with a real warhead, only with a massive dummy ..
    1. sabakina
      sabakina April 26 2018 13: 11
      0
      Have you ever read American consumer goods instructions?
      On a bottle of Volvic mineral water: “The bottle is made specifically for Volvic mineral water. Do not fill it again. "
      The label on the box with Puma sneakers: "The average number of items in a box: 2".
      On a bottle of water: “Unscrew the cap and set it aside. Do not put the cap in your mouth. ”
      On a bottle of mineral water: “Suitable for vegetarians.”
      On the box of Christmas electric garland: "Use only inside or outside."
      On a Moet Champagne Bottle: “Remove the label before microwave.”
      At a Japanese food processor: “Attention! It cannot be used in any other way. "
      On the packaging are shower caps: "Size: one head."
      On Superman’s children's costume: “Wearing a costume does not impart the ability to fly.”
      On the blanket: “Do not use to defend yourself against a hurricane.”
      On the packaging of a bicycle suit: “Does not protect from injury parts of the body that are not covered by the suit.”
      The drafters of the electronic tax return warn that filling out this document should not be done during working hours, especially in rooms where there is a complex production process. In particular, the declaration does not need to be completed “at nuclear facilities where an accident can lead to deaths or damage to property”.
      1. Korax71
        Korax71 April 26 2018 14: 59
        0
        Actually, there is nothing funny about this. This is all the imprints of their judicial system. Even a heavy smoker can sue the tobacco company for poorly informing them about the health effects of cigarettes. Hence, state laws like don’t walk a lion. There will be a precedent for this Act. also with all their instructions and other hi democracy however request
  9. Rostislav
    Rostislav April 26 2018 11: 35
    0
    This is how to understand, as a hint and an attempt to scare Russia. Like, you coped with tactical missiles (in Syria), and if we launch this?
    1. Amurets
      Amurets April 26 2018 11: 59
      +5
      Quote: Rostislav
      This is how to understand how a hint and an attempt to scare Russia

      Conventional training firing. The missile verification tasks are solved after long-term storage and the training of the starting calculation is carried out. Ours also shoot. In this case, the parties warn each other in advance. So something unusual is not happening here.
  10. thinker
    thinker April 26 2018 12: 36
    +2
    Quote: voyaka uh
    They conduct two trials per year regularly.
    For decades now. It has nothing to do with current politics.

    Usually, four starts are held per year.
    Aug 2 2017
    The U.S. Air Force held another Wednesday, fourth in a row this year, the test launch of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.

  11. Old26
    Old26 April 26 2018 21: 45
    +2
    Quote: voyaka uh
    They conduct two trials per year regularly.
    For decades now. It has nothing to do with current politics.

    Not always. Last year, there were 4 Minuteman 3 trials and as many Trident D-5 trials. Moreover, the "Tridents" all in one day

    Quote: Yngvar
    The name is just some kind of not serious - "mini-man" ...
    And the rest - that’s the cat, so that the mice do not doze off. Yes, and still wondering where did she fly?

    Each has its own traditions and names. Our Yars is also unclear what the name is. Either a reduction - such as a "strategic nuclear missile," or something else. And sometimes our names didn’t exist at all. Only the GRAU index (open and secret) and the contractual name. Well, plus two or three western names - NATO, US Defense Ministry and the name "by landfill"

    Quote: MIKHAN
    Quote: voyaka uh
    They conduct two trials per year regularly.
    For decades now. It has nothing to do with current politics.

    Yes, at least ten .. heh heh .. But Russia on the ICBM is ahead of the rest! They have already begun loading these things into the mines and the “Satan” will seem to them flowers in comparison with our new “loan day rockets” soldier

    What began to load in mines? Sarmatians? Vitalik, go to bed. After all, it’s not the last day of the week to load so much. Have pity on your liver

    Quote: _Jack_
    I’ll answer without hesitation - those missile defense systems that were created for this, for example THAAD, our S-300s, 400s are air defense systems, with some very limited missile defense capabilities, but certainly not against ICBMs
    if you are incompetent in some matter, do not rush to twist your finger at the temple, it looks doubly silly

    THAAAD also can not shoot down ICBMs. Only BDSD. The only option when they can try to knock down the head of ICBMs with THAAD, as well as with STANDART SM-3 - if only the target can be in the plane of fire, and even then without a guarantee. The STANDART SM-3 block 2B program, which was supposed to be able to intercept and the Americans closed the ICBMs. Now, in fact, the only missile capable of intercepting ICBMs is the American GBI, located in Alaska and California

    Quote: sabakina
    That is, you want to say that in the case of a sheher, we need to crawl towards the cemetery, because there’s nothing to shoot down ICBMs for us? How old are you and where did you study?

    In principle, your opponent is right. We have the only complex capable of knocking down the heads of ICBMs and SLBMs now only around Moscow. Moreover, only 53T6 remained for close interception. The "distant" 51T6 EMNIPs have already been decommissioned and require replacement with something more modern.

    Quote: viralig
    Well, about the success - I doubt it, because whoever modestly taught - the usual pumps are not visible - therefore there are some kind of weak complaints.

    And neither they nor we have a pump is not observed with such launches. How many newspapers and TV talked about last year's launches of Minutemans? Or "Trident", We cover our own, and even then with the words "warheads have reached their goal in a given area." And also without excitement

    Quote: rotmistr60
    The whole world was dusted with brains with their Tomahawks, which are both smart and beautiful, and most importantly there are so many that it is simply not possible to repulse the blow. Now, when ours showed the wreckage of the shot down and announced two at the study, they immediately remembered their ICBMs.

    In some ways, they, Gennady, are right. For most countries, it is simply impossible to repulse the Tomahawk mass volley. If a country's air defense has more or less strong - this is possible. But then again, not all. Do not forget that in the latter case, about 70% is shot down. And it’s not, God knows what a difficult goal. Still subsonic. not supersonic. And the raid itself is somehow incomprehensible. In a similar situation in Iraq, they suppressed the bulk of the targets capable of resisting them with the strike of cruise missiles, and then aviation began to work on the ground

    Quote: Kleber
    The U.S. Air Force conducted the first in 2018 test launch of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)


    Minuteman III land-based .... cry here air force ?????

    Despite the fact that they have strategic ground-based missile forces have always been part of the Air Force

    Quote: Egorovich
    A missile flying along a ballistic trajectory is an obsolete weapon. Mattress decided to compete with EYN, who has a "smarter" rocket.

    Our "Sarmatian" is also an obsolete weapon? Enlighten plz already.

    Quote: Denis Obukhov
    ".. The press service specified that the rocket was not equipped with a warhead."
    Strange clarification. ICBMs of the USA and Russia are equipped with thermonuclear warheads and their ground and atmospheric tests have long been banned. So, the United States by no means could test an ICBM with a real warhead, only with a massive dummy ..

    Not necessarily GVM. Perhaps there was a telemetric warhead.

    Quote: Rostislav
    This is how to understand, as a hint and an attempt to scare Russia. Like, you coped with tactical missiles (in Syria), and if we launch this?

    Yes, no one scares anyone. Each country fires its missiles every year. for checks. Shooting can be both test and to extend the life of the operation. Shoots and the United States, and we, and China, and North Korea, India, Israel, Iran. checks are held as ballistic and anti-aircraft missiles, and space too. Ordinary situation

    Quote: thinker
    Usually, four starts are held per year.

    Not always, namesake, not always. For example, in 2016 they had 3 launches of Minutemans, and in 2015 - 5 launches of Minutemans
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 April 27 2018 23: 59
      +1
      Quote: Old26
      not always. For example, in 2016 they had 3 launches of Minutemans, and in 2015 - 5 launches of Minutemans

      Here, just, and the average turns out - four. In 2015, they launched the "extra" in offset of the next year.laughing
  12. Compasure
    Compasure April 27 2018 17: 46
    0
    Quote: Moore
    "Minutemen" from the 70th and are on the database. Although the current ones have gone very far from the first - both in terms of remote control, and for control, and for BB.
    KVO 200m - this is serious.

    Satan R-36M2 is also 200m, by the way in service since 88