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The United States conducted the third test of the Minuteman III ICBM in a year

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The United States conducted the third test of the Minuteman III ICBM in a year

The United States conducted the third test launch of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this year. This was reported by the US Air Force Global Strike Command.


According to the report, the missile, equipped with training warheads, was launched at 00.03 US West Coast time (10.03 Moscow time). The launch traditionally took place from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base, 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The missile warheads, having flown 6,76 thousand km, hit the assigned targets at the test range in the area of ​​the Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands) in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.

This test launch is yet another successful demonstration of our country's capabilities and highlights the fact that our nuclear forces are reliable, effective, and ready to protect the United States and our allies.

- said the head of the test, US Air Force Colonel Chris Barcombe.

The Minuteman III is the only land-based intercontinental ballistic missile in service with the United States since 1970. Three-stage missiles of this family were originally created for a nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union. According to the latest data from open sources, the United States has 450 Minuteman 3 missiles capable of hitting a target with three warheads at a range of 12 kilometers.

In the summer of 2019, the US Air Force announced a tender for the development of a new ICBM. The US plans to put the new strategic ballistic missile into service in the mid-2020s, since the Minuteman-III missiles currently in service can only be maintained in combat readiness until 2030.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 2 September 2020 15: 30 New
    +5
    The deadlines are coming out, so one after another they are allowed to go ...
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 2 September 2020 15: 45 New
      +6
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The deadlines are coming out, so one after another they are allowed to go ...

      Minuteman they have solid fuel and you see something happens to the fuel over the years, so they check their performance. Normal practice.
      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
        Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 15: 50 New
        -5
        Are you planning some dirty trick again?
    2. Alexey Sommer
      Alexey Sommer 2 September 2020 15: 58 New
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The deadlines are coming out, so one after another they are allowed to go ...

      Deep thought!
      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
        Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 16: 48 New
        0
        Honestly, the American authorities want to knock even more money out of the budget for the maintenance of strategic nuclear forces. It would be better to develop education, science, agriculture, medicine, culture, electronics, energy, construction, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, aircraft building and the space industry. How much more resources should humanity spend on these wars?
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 2 September 2020 17: 02 New
          +3
          Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
          Honestly, the American authorities want to knock even more money out of the budget for the maintenance of strategic nuclear forces. It would be better to develop education, science, agriculture, medicine, culture, electronics, energy, construction, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, aircraft building and the space industry. How much more resources should humanity spend on these wars?

          They already have, all of the above, well developed ...
          Agriculture? one of the best in the world ...
          Building? Tens of thousands of skyscrapers and millions of private houses ...
          Medicine? Well developed, albeit prohibitively expensive.
          Everything is excellent with culture, in terms of the number of theaters, cinema, music of all kinds and genres - almost like the whole world put together.
          With electronics? Perfectly.
          Aviation? Do you really want them to develop aviation even further?
          Shipbuilding? So aircraft carriers are built every 3-4 years, destroyers 2 pieces a year, nuclear submarines 3-4 a year ...
          Apart from civil shipbuilding.

          Why do you advise our enemy to develop even more? What would be even greater is the technological and quality gap between our countries?
          Want Musk to launch rockets every day?
          That Boeing would produce 10 planes a day?
          That they would again begin to produce 200 million tons of grain again, so that the whole world would be saturated with them?

          Do you understand that all your advice to them is a complete death to us?

          Adviser...
          Whose friend are you at all?

          In my youth they said: "Such friends, by the trunk, but to the museum" ...
          1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
            Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 17: 05 New
            0
            I am very surprised that the most well-fed and provided with all the benefits of mankind are moving towards war.
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A 2 September 2020 17: 15 New
              0
              Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
              I am very surprised that the most well-fed and provided with all the benefits of mankind are moving towards war.


              Don't confuse ordinary Americans who don't care about politics ...
              When you see our news, our military, about something that has no analogue in the world, what you have?
              So, both we and they have exactly the same talking heads.
              And we and they, they say, the same thing.
              1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
                Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 17: 25 New
                -1
                No, the American elite constantly creates threats and looks for enemies, and ours simply takes what happened as a given and does not particularly object.
                1. SovAr238A
                  SovAr238A 2 September 2020 20: 10 New
                  0
                  Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
                  No, the American elite constantly creates threats and looks for enemies, and ours simply takes what happened as a given and does not particularly object.

                  Write a letter to Trump, let him stop creating threats that make you nervous ...
                  Write to him, advise him to develop what you wrote earlier ...

                  Why sit in a cozy chat room?
                  Act, or soon Honduras will start to bother ...
                  1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
                    Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 20: 19 New
                    0
                    You are very beautiful that you can write your answer for a long time and in such a negative way.
                    1. SovAr238A
                      SovAr238A 2 September 2020 20: 22 New
                      0
                      Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
                      You are very beautiful that you can write your answer for a long time and in such a negative way.

                      I am intolerant of stupidity and unwillingness to develop an objective outlook ..
                      And I do not write the answers for long, I write the answers only in my spare moments ...
                      Spending all the time on chat is too irrational.
                      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
                        Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 20: 27 New
                        0
                        Hanzha thinks that he is objective and has a developed outlook.
                      2. Quadro
                        Quadro 2 September 2020 20: 59 New
                        0
                        Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
                        Hanzha thinks that he is objective and has a developed outlook.

                        Yes, his outlook is just not very good, whitening hehemon's ass from the front, nothing is visible
                      3. SovAr238A
                        SovAr238A 2 September 2020 22: 08 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Quadro
                        Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
                        Hanzha thinks that he is objective and has a developed outlook.

                        Yes, his outlook is just not very good, whitening hehemon's ass from the front, nothing is visible

                        What did you want to say, sick?
                        About whitening the ass is like a Freudian slip ...
                        In the subject or what?
      2. Quadro
        Quadro 2 September 2020 20: 58 New
        -4
        Quote: SovAr238A
        Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
        Honestly, the American authorities want to knock even more money out of the budget for the maintenance of strategic nuclear forces. It would be better to develop education, science, agriculture, medicine, culture, electronics, energy, construction, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, aircraft building and the space industry. How much more resources should humanity spend on these wars?

        They already have, all of the above, well developed ...
        Agriculture? one of the best in the world ...
        Building? Tens of thousands of skyscrapers and millions of private houses ...
        Medicine? Well developed, albeit prohibitively expensive.
        Everything is excellent with culture, in terms of the number of theaters, cinema, music of all kinds and genres - almost like the whole world put together.
        With electronics? Perfectly.
        Aviation? Do you really want them to develop aviation even further?
        Shipbuilding? So aircraft carriers are built every 3-4 years, destroyers 2 pieces a year, nuclear submarines 3-4 a year ...
        Apart from civil shipbuilding.

        Why do you advise our enemy to develop even more? What would be even greater is the technological and quality gap between our countries?
        Want Musk to launch rockets every day?
        That Boeing would produce 10 planes a day?
        That they would again begin to produce 200 million tons of grain again, so that the whole world would be saturated with them?

        Do you understand that all your advice to them is a complete death to us?

        Adviser...
        Whose friend are you at all?

        In my youth they said: "Such friends, by the trunk, but to the museum" ...

        What are you talking about liar? Take off your pink glasses, the USA is no longer the same as in the 90s, at least change the training manual. Perfectly developed medicine ?! Although you open your eyes and look at American sources, there are a lot of stories about how people ended up on the street because of her and how they were treated so that people died. Medicine there is shit and it is also very expensive, it was made there not for what to treat, but what to put on drugs or drive into debt. Culture ?! I made fun of them, did you even look at their last vyser? Read their modern books ?! This is a ball of snakes and a breeding ground for tolerance and propaganda. Everything is fine with electronics ?! And why are they convulsing and putting a spoke in the wheels of China? Why were their buggy Boeings falling? Do you even know that electronics are developed in China, Japan and Korea, and not in the USA? About aircraft carriers neighing, are you talking about the "newest" one to whom the old catapults were installed, although they ponted new ones? Is that the one with a bunch of sores and is worth like a few ships? Well, yes, destroyers, our beloved zamvolt, whose power and dies, to which instead of a pontovoy stealth case they slapped a steel body, in which a simple metal blank for a railgun costs 800 thousand dollars. Take off your pink glasses. It's funny already.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 2 September 2020 22: 06 New
          +2
          Another storyteller about decaying America.
          Go on and on.
        2. Dkuznecov
          Dkuznecov 2 September 2020 22: 13 New
          +1
          I don’t want to offend you. But the USA, as much as we would like,
          quite self-sufficient.
          And spread caviar on your bread,
          and turn off the light for others in the toilet.
          Alas, and ah.
          The most offensive for many
          that they do not perceive the Russian Federation in any way.

          That's absolutely.
          We are bombed-out Yugoslavia for them.

          Which became Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia,
          Serbia, Kosovo etc.
          Details - Clinton's report on the destruction of the USSR.
          We find it funny, but they live with this faith.
        3. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 2 September 2020 22: 23 New
          +3
          About medicine and driving on drugs ..
          Where did you get this from?
          Judging by the text, you are clearly sitting on a crocodile ...

          There are different books.
          You like snake balls and tolerast. Why else would you write about ass whitening?
          Note that you raised this topic yourself, not me ..
          Does it hurt? Bleached? Or underbleached?

          They put sticks in China because of the drain of all information into China ...
          Do you think that Huawei routers in our factories do not merge traffic to the right places?
          Electronics are produced in China, Korea - but all major technology development centers belong to the United States.
          Therefore, Huawei will die in 2-3 years, since no modern technology is licensed to it.
          And on his own he will not fit into the technology market with his solutions that no one will implement in his products. kitten ...

          Is this a Ford with old catapults?
          What are you?
          And where did the electromagnetic go?
          It seems to me that there is no knowledge in your head, there is simply nothing there, since you are writing such a complete heresy ...

          Yes, two Boeings fell because of + programmers' mistakes.
          The level of novelty in these Boeing is almost 80%.
          And they were sold 400 pieces.
          And they were built almost 800 pieces.
          And orders for them 4500 pieces, which no one canceled harshly ...
          And how many previous modifications are flying?
          Another 7000 pieces ..
          Come on, bury the Boeing ..
          You are clearly told in your mktodichka that Boeing is dead ...
          Or will you talk again that they are forced?


          In general, I see a very offended, bleached in the right place, absolutely illiterate opponent who is simply worthless.
  • askort154
    askort154 2 September 2020 15: 47 New
    0
    "..... our nuclear forces are reliable, effective, and ready to protect the United States and our allies.

    What a stimulating balm to the soul - to everyone underneath Uncle Sam.
  • Aleksandr1971
    Aleksandr1971 2 September 2020 15: 52 New
    +1
    Interesting - it is indicated that the Minutemans have 3 warheads each. If there are 450 Minutemans, then there are 1350 warheads on them? And this with a total limit of 1550 warheads on strategic carriers for both Russia and the United States?

    And this despite the fact that it is believed that the bulk of the US strategic warheads are deployed not on Minutemans, but on Tridents-2. And a little more on strategic bombers. Something doesn't agree with the simplest arithmetic.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 2 September 2020 16: 22 New
      +1
      Stvvyat one. To comply with the contract.
      On Yarsy they also put not six, but three.
      1. Aleksandr1971
        Aleksandr1971 2 September 2020 17: 22 New
        -1
        If they and we put less than possible, then the trucks are underloaded. This is not the right economics. Although it is possible that the free space is occupied by means of overcoming missile defense.

        Much has been written about this in the media regarding Voevoda. But with regard to the Yars and Minutemans, the media said nothing about false targets and other elements of the complex of means for overcoming missile defense.
    2. Free wind
      Free wind 2 September 2020 16: 38 New
      +2
      the minutemans had 550 warheads, and they are being slowly destroyed. Tridents can carry from one to 14 warheads. But the total number of carriers should be 800, now there are approximately 840 of them. But the fact that they have two ballistic missiles is good, much less maintenance costs. And we have a bunch of systems, and each one needs its own launcher, which is where to hit, and the missilemen are confused.
    3. mvg
      mvg 3 September 2020 18: 11 New
      +1
      Something doesn't agree with the simplest arithmetic.

      Maybe just raise this issue for yourself and find a solution? It's not about arithmetic. On Tridents, there are also not 14 BGs, as a maximum, but limited to 3 BGs. Also on Maces and Voyevods.
  • Husit
    Husit 2 September 2020 16: 07 New
    -7
    Well, what else is there to comment on, a good ICBM was created, almost 50 years on duty .. Not bad of course. But times are already different and technologies. The United States has lagged behind Russia and a lot ... They hope for their bases around Russia and AUGi .. Well, well.
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 2 September 2020 20: 14 New
      +4
      Quote: Husit
      Well, what else is there to comment on, a good ICBM was created, it has been on duty for almost 50 years.

      From the first issues in the current Minutemans, practically nothing remained.
      All fuel was changed to the most modern by 2010.
      Now they are changing all electronics, to digital.
      They make a complete revision of engines and their modernization.
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 2 September 2020 20: 19 New
      +5
      Quote: Husit
      The United States lagged behind Russia and a lot ... They hope for their bases around Russia and AUGi .. Well, well.


      Suddenly.
      Those. We haven’t made a full-fledged analogue of Trident-2 in 30 years, but they "lagged far behind" ...
      Namely, Trident 2 is the most dangerous missile for Russia.
  • Old26
    Old26 2 September 2020 18: 13 New
    +5
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    The deadlines are coming out, so one after another they are allowed to go ...

    They do this annually, three to four test launches per year. In principle, just like we fire off our ICBMs in order to extend the service life

    Quote: Aleksandr1971
    Interesting - it is indicated that the Minutemans have 3 warheads each. If there are 450 Minutemans, then there are 1350 warheads on them? And this with a total limit of 1550 warheads on strategic carriers for both Russia and the United States?

    And this despite the fact that it is believed that the bulk of the US strategic warheads are deployed not on Minutemans, but on Tridents-2. And a little more on strategic bombers. Something doesn't agree with the simplest arithmetic.

    The Minutemans originally had THREE warheads W-62 / Mk-12, later replaced by 3 warheads W-78 / Mk-12A. After the MX missiles were decommissioned, the warheads from these missiles were deployed on the Minuteman 3 disengagement stages. Only instead of 3 W-78 / Mk-12A warheads they now have one W-87 / Mk-21 warhead each. There are now 400 deployed "Minutemans", that is, the number of BBs on them is now equal to 4 hundred. In the limit of deployed warheads, this is 25,8%. The bulk is on SLBMs. So it all fits ...

    Quote: Aleksandr1971
    If they and we put less than possible, then the trucks are underloaded. This is not the right economics. Although it is possible that the free space is occupied by means of overcoming missile defense.

    Much has been written about this in the media regarding Voevoda. But with regard to the Yars and Minutemans, the media said nothing about false targets and other elements of the complex of means for overcoming missile defense.

    And we, and they put less. Moreover, this is permitted by the provisions of the START-3 Treaty. Previously, this was not allowed. More precisely, you could "underload" the number of warheads, but all the same, the number with which the missile was tested was taken into account. If instead of 10 you left only 2 warheads on ICBMs, it would still be considered that you have 10 of them there. Now the calculation is "in fact". And this is the correct economy. Or would you rather “not unload” existing missiles, but “cut over-limit” ones?

    Quote: Free Wind
    the minutemans had 550 warheads, and they are being slowly destroyed. Tridents can carry from one to 14 warheads. But the total number of carriers should be 800, now there are approximately 840 of them. But the fact that they have two ballistic missiles is good, much less maintenance costs. And we have a bunch of systems, and each one needs its own launcher, which is where to hit, and the missilemen are confused.

    The Minutemans had 550 warheads for a long time. And the removed ones are simply stored, not destroyed. In any case, they have a return potential of 800 BG

    Quote: Husit
    The USA lagged behind Russia by a lot ..

    In what? At least we are unable to carry out such modernization as they carry out. Therefore, it is corny to write off old solid-fuel missiles.
  • iouris
    iouris 2 September 2020 18: 45 New
    -2
    It would be nice to test your nuclear weapons before November, otherwise it is somehow unilateral.
  • Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 3 September 2020 08: 23 New
    0
    Maybe we'd better fly into space together? Otherwise, you can see that Americans want to fight ... Brain virus?
  • Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 3 September 2020 08: 29 New
    0
    Quote: SovAr238A
    Quote: Husit
    The United States lagged behind Russia and a lot ... They hope for their bases around Russia and AUGi .. Well, well.


    Suddenly.
    Those. We haven’t made a full-fledged analogue of Trident-2 in 30 years, but they "lagged far behind" ...
    Namely, Trident 2 is the most dangerous missile for Russia.



    Who are "we ? There was R-39, a complete analogue of Trident, only 8 years earlier ... The weight was more due to the lag in technology. Now they are sculpting Bulava-M, let's see what happens. For 22 years, MIT has gained experience and, I think, the car will create an adequate one for the sailors.
  • Old26
    Old26 3 September 2020 13: 07 New
    +2
    Quote: Dzafdet
    Who are "we ? There was R-39, a complete analogue of Trident, only 8 years earlier ... The weight was more due to the lag in technology. Now they are sculpting Bulava-M, let's see what happens. For 22 years, MIT has gained experience and, I think, the car will create an adequate one for the sailors.

    Sorry, Sergei, but the P-39 is by no means a complete analogue of the Trident. Comparing the 60-ton Trident to the 90-ton P-39 is not the best option. The number of BBs we have is less than the maximum "trident-2" could raise. So, alas, we could not reach the Trident level on a solid-propellant rocket. Nobody knows yet what Bulava-M will look like. How and when it will be.