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Second this year. US conducted a test of ICBM Minuteman-3

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The United States carried out a successful test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) "Minuteman-3", the US Air Force Global Strike Command reported.


Second this year. US conducted a test of ICBM Minuteman-3


The rocket was launched at 11: 23 in Moscow from a silo launcher from Vandenberg Air Base in California. The unarmed head of the rocket, flying 6,7 thousand km, fell in a given area at the US proving ground in the area of ​​the atoll of Kwajalein, located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.

The MBR test-launch program demonstrates the “Minuteman-3” combat readiness and confirms the ability of the US to have strong and reliable nuclear deterrent forces as a key element in ensuring American national security and the security of allies and partners of the United States
- it is spoken in the message of Command of global blows.

"Minuteman-3" is in service with the US Air Force 1970 year and is the only ground-based ICBM in service with the United States. In total, the United States has 400 such missiles, each of which is capable of carrying three nuclear warheads. These ICBMs are in combat duty in the mines at Malmstrom airbases (Montana), Francis Warren (Wyoming) and Minot Air Base (North Dakota). Missiles are subject to regular upgrades. It is assumed that this rocket will remain in service with the US Air Force until the 2020 year, reports "Interfax"
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  1. evil partisan
    evil partisan 14 May 2018 15: 53
    +5
    Schaub, you exploded next time am . In mine... repeat
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 14 May 2018 16: 15
      +11
      Agree, it sounds like something not very :)
      The rocket was launched at 11:23 Moscow time.

      Journalists somehow need to formulate such proposals in a slightly different way.
      1. Morosha
        Morosha 14 May 2018 16: 32
        +3
        maybe on purpose, in order to toss a coal? winked
      2. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 14 May 2018 22: 47
        +3
        Quote: Muvka
        Agree, it sounds like something not very :)
        The rocket was launched at 11:23 Moscow time.

        Journalists somehow need to formulate such proposals in a slightly different way.

        Typing texts and probably not re-reading! Once, piece-rate payment, line-by-line probably. Although it would be more correct to type "... at 11.23 Moscow time ..." and longer. Reluctance to ponder over their writings or specifically "slip of the pen" !
      3. BecmepH
        BecmepH 15 May 2018 05: 54
        0
        Quote: Muvka
        Agree, it sounds like something not very :)

        MinEtmen-3 ... Type - "suck to death" .. three
        1. Servisinzhener
          Servisinzhener 15 May 2018 09: 58
          +1
          Calm gentlemen hussars! laughing Minuteman is a militia, not just what you thought! laughing
          1. BecmepH
            BecmepH 15 May 2018 10: 13
            +1
            Quote: Servisinzhener
            Calm gentlemen hussars! laughing Minuteman is a militia, not just what you thought! laughing

            Foo you! This is their tolerance, the brain breaks
          2. prorab_ak
            prorab_ak 15 May 2018 12: 59
            +1
            Calm gentlemen hussars! laughing Minuteman is a militia, not just what you thought! laughing

            Rather, HOUR, keeper, if you like .... so it’s more meaningful
            1. Servisinzhener
              Servisinzhener 15 May 2018 13: 50
              0
              As far as I know this name is a reference to how the colonists who fought for independence with England called themselves.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 14 May 2018 18: 40
      +5
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      Schaub, you exploded the next time. In mine...

      "Thank you for your sincere wishes" - the Russian missile defense system. bully
  2. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 14 May 2018 15: 53
    0
    So far, this is simply a statement of the fact that the old design works well. And so far, they simply have nothing to replace this rocket with. And we need to continue to work for the future.
    1. Strips
      Strips 14 May 2018 16: 19
      +3
      Yes there that just did not change.

      This is actually another rocket.
  3. shadow
    shadow 14 May 2018 15: 59
    0
    And they don’t have new ones and are not expected.
    1. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 14 May 2018 16: 00
      +3
      Quote: Shadows
      And they don’t have new ones and are not expected.

      belay .... mdlya .... enough for you and old tridents ...... for the eyes ....
      1. Beltasir matyagu
        Beltasir matyagu 14 May 2018 16: 09
        +3
        For air defense, they are easier than training targets.
        1. Tiksi-3
          Tiksi-3 14 May 2018 16: 26
          +8
          Quote: Beltasir Matyagu
          For air defense, they are easier than training targets.

          belay ... aah ... wassat laughing it gives you that the materiel for you is a dense forest, and not a big one
        2. Equalized
          Equalized 14 May 2018 17: 23
          0
          Good joke.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 14 May 2018 19: 17
      +4
      Quote: Shadows
      And they don’t have new ones and are not expected.

      Yah!? And how then to understand it?
      In the summer of 2016, the U.S. Air Force began developing new ICBMs, which, according to the plan, should be put into service by the 2029 year. The U.S. Air Force has contracted with Boeing and Northrop Grumman to continue replacing the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Pentagon said. Under the three-year contract, Northrop Grumman will receive $ 328 million, and Boeing - $ 349 million. The new rocket, according to McCall, will be built on the principles of open architecture and modularity, which will greatly simplify and reduce the cost of its creation. It is planned to spend no more than 10 years on the development and testing of the new ICBMs, and the new GBSD element will be in service until the 2070 year.
      Boeing plans to spend $ 400 billion on the creation and construction of 20 missiles over the course of 85 years. For comparison, 800 Minuteman missiles cost the US budget "only" $ 17 billion.

      Quote: Tiksi-3
      enough old tridents ...... for the eyes ....
      Trump, however, thinks differently:
      The US is carrying out a nuclear modernization that will require more than 350 billion dollars in the next 10 years.

      In addition, there is a process of replacing the 76 strategic B-52 bombers that were developed in the 1950's and have been used since the 1960's. They will be replaced by the new B-2025 by 21. The US Navy is also changing the 14 Ohio-class submarines that have been in service since the 1980's. But the new Columbia submarines will go into service no earlier than 2031 of the year. The development of Trident-6 has already been ordered for them.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 14 May 2018 19: 31
        +1
        Sasha hi missiles horseradish with them, you can upgrade, you can build new ones. I am interested in how their nuclear warheads feel, because the last nuclear charge was made in 1992. Then everything. For 48 years, is he really like new? Or is the nuclear charge so stable that it can stand on a rocket for at least 100 years?
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 14 May 2018 22: 43
          +3
          Quote: sabakina
          For 48 years, is he really like new? Or is the nuclear charge so stable that it can stand on a rocket for at least 100 years?

          Glory, hi
          I can only say in general terms.
          1. SBP is a complex engineering design. At least it consists of a body, a nuclear charge with power fastening elements,
          self-destruction systems (moreover, this system is often integrated into the nuclear charge itself), a power supply (often called a current source) for long-term storage (the latter means that the power supply is inactive during storage and is only activated when a nuclear weapon is launched), external systems sensors and data collection, software, control system, cocking system, executive detonation system (if it is not directly integrated into the nuclear charge), microclimate maintenance system inside the containment s (required - heating system), the self-diagnosis system set point reference and remote Flight lock (optional), propulsion and autopilot system (optionally in the FSM), jammer (optionally), other systems.
          2. They may one and 2's are stepped ... But, in any case, they have a nuclear fuse that ignites tritium, or an explosive charge to create a supercritical mass by changing the mass / shape.
          3. So they "get over" periodically. The fuses are sent to the enrichment plants, for processing, and then returned to the storage place.
          4. The final assembly of SBP is to transfer forces to the highest degrees of BG, for AMS this is an orange level of anxiety.
          It is from these processings that the life of the UPS depends. But the Ami decided to circumvent this "narrow" moment by creating super small charges (Q less than 1 ct) and from short-lived materials.
          5. They tried to fool us, having made a century’s deal at HEU-KNOW under EBN ... But we kept all the uranium at home and transferred in parts a mix of waste 3,2-4,9% on the 235 isotope. But, I'm afraid that they did separate our mixture, returning it to 90% concentration.
          Somehow they told me in one school. institution.
  4. svp67
    svp67 14 May 2018 16: 06
    +1
    It is assumed that this missile will remain in service with the US Air Force until 2020, Interfax reports.
    They that decided before this deadline to shoot all 400?
  5. Vadim851
    Vadim851 14 May 2018 16: 49
    0
    This has been done before, for centuries. Both with them and with us. How old is the Minutman and still flies. "Stiletto" at such a venerable age.
  6. Simon
    Simon 14 May 2018 17: 05
    0
    Missiles undergo regular upgrades. It is assumed that this missile will remain in service with the U.S. Air Force until 2020. --- It seems that they haven’t come up with anything new yet, only one modernization is underway, and that's all since the 1970s.
  7. Wolka
    Wolka 14 May 2018 19: 11
    +1
    so since the ICBM today is no longer a panacea for impunity, Russia has a good antidote to these monsters
  8. Old26
    Old26 14 May 2018 19: 36
    +2
    Quote: Shadows
    And they don’t have new ones and are not expected.

    Are foreseen
    We also essentially have no new ones. "Yars" is nothing more than "Poplar-MR." From the new only Sarmat in perspective

    Quote: Beltasir Matyagu
    For air defense, they are easier than training targets.

    Tricky question. For whose air defense they are easier than training targets ????

    Quote: svp67
    It is assumed that this missile will remain in service with the US Air Force until 2020, Interfax reports.
    They that decided before this deadline to shoot all 400?

    Well, the article is a mistake. In service they will remain until 2030 EMNIP, and possibly until 2040. They have something to hide. As of January 2018, according to the exchange data, in addition to 399 deployed missiles, they still have 281 non-deployed in their arsenals

    Quote: Simon
    Missiles undergo regular upgrades. It is assumed that this missile will remain in service with the U.S. Air Force until 2020. --- It seems that they haven’t come up with anything new yet, only one modernization is underway, and that's all since the 1970s.

    AK what's wrong with that. We are writing off our "poplars" of the mid-late 80s, and they are modernizing their "minutiahs" of the early 70s. In principle, from “Minuteman-3” their rocket had only a name. Everything else has been replaced during the modernization process ...
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 14 May 2018 19: 44
      0
      Yars precisely because of Yars, and not the poplar MR, because it means a lot of changes. And there is a mace.
  9. Old26
    Old26 14 May 2018 19: 46
    +1
    Quote: sabakina
    Sasha hi missiles horseradish with them, you can upgrade, you can build new ones. I am interested in how their nuclear warheads feel, because the last nuclear charge was made in 1992. Then everything. For 48 years, is he really like new? Or is the nuclear charge so stable that it can stand on a rocket for at least 100 years?

    Yes, just like rockets. Warhead upgrades are regularly underway under the LEP program. In particular, until 2030, when the new IW-1, IW-2, and IW-3 are coming into service, modernization of warheads is planned. Modernization will affect all those that they now have in their arsenals at the stage of operational deployment and operational storage. Somewhere they’ll just replace the explosives and such warheads will have the designation W-XX alt. xxx (for example. W-85 alt. 385) / Others will undergo modernization in order to extend the life of the LEP program and will be called not W-80, but W-80-4
    On average, about 300-350 warheads are upgraded annually ...

    Quote: Volka
    so since the ICBM today is no longer a panacea for impunity, Russia has a good antidote to these monsters

    Can I find out what antidote Russia has against ICBMs? The global missile defense system of Russia? Or what?
  10. Old26
    Old26 14 May 2018 20: 21
    +2
    Quote: Muvka
    Yars precisely because of Yars, and not the poplar MR, because it means a lot of changes. And there is a mace.

    This is an ICBM, and the Bulava is an SLBM. And "Yars" was developed on the topic "Topol-MR"roughly "Topol-M" with a split part. As they later called it - the tenth matter. In fact, it remains precisely Topol-M, of course modernized, with a modified 3 stage. If it were a new missile, I would have to carry out the entire test cycle. But then the START-2 treaty didn’t have time to cease to exist (PGRK with the RGCh were forbidden under it), and right there, after less than a month, the Yars was put into service
  11. flicker
    flicker 15 May 2018 01: 07
    +2
    The rocket was launched at 11:23 Moscow time ...
    And to write on the "Moscow time" was too lazy request ... otherwise it may be continued, Moscow did not figure it out and sent Yars back ... California no longer lol