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US Air Force Inventory System Lost 79 ICBM Minuteman III

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The US Air Force inventory system "lost" several dozen ICBMs. It turned out that when taking into account the location and cost of military equipment, the system incorrectly determined the 79 data on the existing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads - almost a fifth of the total, The Japan Times writes. As a result, the missiles were virtually unaccounted for.


Discrepancies were discovered during the recently concluded second round of a full financial audit of the Pentagon and were published on Friday. It is noted that Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norkvist may be questioned about the incorrect inventory of intercontinental ballistic missiles during the upcoming hearings in the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

Meanwhile, United States Air Force spokesman captain Jacob Bailey said that "the Air Force is in full control of the ICBMs." The officer clarifies that only the “lack of timely reporting” was discovered, which could occur when the data were entered manually, and everything “will be corrected after completion of the reconciliation”.

This is not the first case of nuclear accounting and control problems. weapons in the US Air Force. A scandal occurred in 2007, when the B-52 bomber mistakenly transferred the W80-1 nuclear warheads to another air base. Then, the media repeatedly expressed fears that the incident would hit the reputation of the US armed forces.
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  1. BAI
    BAI 20 November 2019 16: 53 New
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    In Ukraine, nothing comes up?
    1. Honest Citizen
      Honest Citizen 20 November 2019 16: 56 New
      +4
      In Ukraine, no, but in BV easily
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 20 November 2019 17: 01 New
      +10
      The US Air Force inventory system "lost" several dozen ICBMs. It turned out that when taking into account the location and cost of military equipment, the system incorrectly determined data on 79 active Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads - almost a fifth of the total, The Japan Times writes.

      But wasn’t the American officer responsible for this system, whom the Ukrainians, he said, wanted to appoint three times as their Minister of Defense? wink
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 20 November 2019 17: 15 New
        +7
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        The US Air Force inventory system "lost" several dozen ICBMs.

        Somehow I remembered a joke .... yes , with a beard, about a drunken ensign and felt boots. Now it remains for the states to pray that during the inventory of felt boots in the Strategic Rocket Forces of the RF Armed Forces, their number should correspond to the number of composition of this type of troops. You never know, a few pairs are lost, request
      2. knn54
        knn54 20 November 2019 18: 00 New
        +1
        No, this one has the last name Khlestakoff ...
    3. 210ox
      210ox 20 November 2019 18: 06 New
      +12
      No, most likely the Russian Post had a hand. Yesterday, for half an hour, I convinced the operator in the department that my parcels arrived yesterday. She said with blunt conviction that in the system she did not see shipments at all, which means they were not there. I had to attract an adequate employee, she rummaged in the warehouse ... And lo and behold! Parcels were found.
      1. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 21 November 2019 07: 26 New
        +2
        smile Gadgets are slowly taking over the world through the dullness of the brain of homo-users. At one point, some iPhone-666 for example writes that it’s safe to jump from the roof ... and only the Old Believers in the wild taiga and a couple of tribes in the pampas will survive on the planet. And that’s only because they didn’t manage to reach the roof.
    4. lucul
      lucul 20 November 2019 18: 16 New
      +2
      In Ukraine, nothing comes up?

      This was most likely transmitted to Israel at one time (70s).
      An audit has not been conducted over the past 100 years))
    5. Advisor to the Council of Advisers
      Advisor to the Council of Advisers 20 November 2019 21: 16 New
      +1
      No. will pop up in the synagogue.
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 20 November 2019 16: 55 New
    +2
    The mattresses of their "effective" in bulk ....
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 21 November 2019 07: 26 New
      +1
      The US Air Force "lost" several dozen ICBMs.
      is the work of the ensign, by the nationality of our southern neighbor ... fellow
  3. marshes
    marshes 20 November 2019 17: 03 New
    +4
    Well Yes, Tipo Studs 6.
    You can shoot militants.
    Although about Raina, an Israeli bomb lost by the Israelis during the Arab War explodes near Washington, the radionuclides show that it is from the United States.
    In short, an interesting plot for screenwriters.
  4. NF68
    NF68 20 November 2019 17: 06 New
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    The US Air Force inventory system "lost" several dozen ICBMs. It turned out that when taking into account the location and cost of military equipment, the system incorrectly determined the 79 data on the existing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads - almost a fifth of the total, The Japan Times writes. As a result, the missiles were virtually unaccounted for.


    If earlier figures and Jane Psaki were engaged in accounting and inventory, then there is nothing to be surprised.
  5. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 20 November 2019 17: 16 New
    +4
    Something is wrong with the hegemon, is it interesting that the submarines have not begun to disappear?
  6. paul3390
    paul3390 20 November 2019 17: 18 New
    -1
    Yeah ... While in the country a mess - we are invincible .. (c) Gee ..
  7. Ural-4320
    Ural-4320 20 November 2019 17: 27 New
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    Yes, it’s somehow sad. Now they will shrug their shoulders, punish the "guilty", and in fact the guys have almost 80 ICBMs in stock.
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    6. Gray brother
      Gray brother 20 November 2019 18: 00 New
      +2
      You yourself hello.
  9. Terenin
    Terenin 20 November 2019 17: 36 New
    +6
    This is not the first case of problems with accounting and control over nuclear weapons in the US Air Force. A loud scandal occurred in 2007, when a B-52 bomber mistakenly transferred W80-1 nuclear warheads to another air base.

    Dialogue Stirlitz with the Wehrmacht General ("x / f 17 moments of spring")
    "These boobs (USA) will be destroyed by their own equipment, they think that the war can be won by bombing alone. They will build up their technical power and choke on it. It will decompose them like rust. They will decide that they can do anything."

    1. Alex Nevs
      Alex Nevs 20 November 2019 17: 52 New
      +2
      He also said on the train. ".... the more democracy the more the SS wants ...." ... Somewhere like that. Maybe almost for sure. But the point!
  10. Andrey83
    Andrey83 20 November 2019 17: 37 New
    +3
    Have you already found a Russian trace in this incident?
  11. Sitearvi
    Sitearvi 20 November 2019 17: 44 New
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    Trump impeachment, with the Russians hid under the mattress and say a mistake in the reports.
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  13. thinker
    thinker 20 November 2019 18: 00 New
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    US Air Force Inventory System Lost Dozens of ICBMs
    What kind of system is this? Digitalization however!
    American Automated Strategic Nuclear Force Management System (SACCS) during the June (2019) modernization lost the drives for 8-inch floppy disks, which were used to exchange information between terminals and download programs.
    https://habr.com/ru/news/t/472048/
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 20 November 2019 18: 43 New
      +7
      What about digitalization? Imagine how they sawed on a manual control to the moon and back with slide rules in their hands! This tin was! wink
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 20 November 2019 19: 11 New
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      Quote: thinker
      What kind of system is this? Digitalization however!
      During the June (2019) modernization, the American Automated Strategic Nuclear Force Management System (SACCS) lost its drives for 8-inch floppy disks, which were used to exchange information between terminals and download programs.

      Well, compared to ferrite rings, an 8 "floppy disk is a big advance. smile
  14. Nycomed
    Nycomed 20 November 2019 18: 51 New
    -3
    And think how much we lost in the 90s! belay
  15. K-50
    K-50 20 November 2019 18: 53 New
    +1
    The media has repeatedly expressed fears that the incident would hit the reputation of the US armed forces.

    And does she (reputation) still exist? lol
  16. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 20 November 2019 19: 51 New
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    And what? Great story for the next American blockbuster. 79 missiles stolen by an invisible enemy, and the deployment of military operations using nuclear weapons against Russia. For, it is absolutely probable that these are the intrigues of the KGB. Actually not disbanded, but deeply conspiratorial.
  17. faterdom
    faterdom 20 November 2019 20: 54 New
    -1
    Maybe the Pennsylvania-based Ukrainians entered some US Air Force warrant officers? And then Kim Jong-un began to make great strides in both the nuclear and missile fields ...
  18. Good_Anonymous
    Good_Anonymous 20 November 2019 21: 18 New
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    when taking into account the location and cost of military equipment, the system incorrectly determined data on 79 operating intercontinental ballistic missiles


    Well, let's say the value was incorrectly determined. So what? Where is the horror?
  19. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d 20 November 2019 22: 50 New
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    But the films are shot that we have nuclear warheads disappear
  20. Fevralsk. Morev
    Fevralsk. Morev 21 November 2019 01: 05 New
    -1
    And this article, by chance, isn’t a patriotic fake with Ren TV? Well, the footcloths were counted and missing, but the missiles .....
  21. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 21 November 2019 06: 19 New
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    Hmm .. so this is a great way to violate START-3 .. we also need to lose a couple of hundred ICBMs with warheads due to some kind of “accountant”
    1. Dikson
      Dikson 21 November 2019 06: 56 New
      +1
      That's just the point .. An elementary departure from a clear violation of the agreement with Russia .. And on the site they are so happy about the mess in the US Army .. We either drank the bombers, then the missiles .. and the Shtatovtsy hovered all over the parking lots and warehouses .. Now here supposedly "forgot to count" 80 nuclear warheads .. We would have "forgotten" 80 Satan ICBMs somewhere in Siberian mines .. Well, purely by chance, just in case ..