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US launches $ 7 million Minuteman III missile

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The US military successfully launched a Minuteman III ballistic missile from Vandenberg Base, California. Used rocket without charge, equipped with a test descent vehicle for reuse.


This is stated in the message of the US Air Force.

The launch was made yesterday at 12.29 local time (22.29 Moscow time). The rocket flew over the Pacific Ocean, covering a distance of 4,2 thousand miles (more than 6,7 thousand kilometers) and reaching the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The speed of the ICBM was 15 thousand miles per hour, or about 24 thousand km / h. Thus, the rocket covered the indicated distance in about 17 minutes.

The test proves that the country's nuclear deterrent potential is reliable and effective in the face of modern threats.

- The US Air Force said in a statement.

The military emphasizes that these tests have nothing to do with the current global political situation and were planned in advance:

Test launches are not a reaction to world events or regional tensions.

The cost of the American Minuteman III ICBM is $ 7 million. In total, the US military is armed with 400 of these missiles.
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  1. Borik
    Borik 30 October 2020 11: 52
    +9
    And what is so incredible about this news? Well started. Well, we tested that the rocket is operational. So what. Ours also launch and test. One piece of news is that 7 lamas burned out. For amers, this is not money. More will be printed.
    1. Hypertension
      Hypertension 30 October 2020 12: 49
      +5
      Quote: Borik
      One piece of news is that 7 lamas burned out. For amers, this is not money. More will be printed.

      Exactly. Nobody in their right mind will now say that Azerbaijan wasted money on UAVs. Modern weapons are expensive, but the benefits are appropriate.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 30 October 2020 13: 31
        +5
        The message of the author is also incomprehensible. Is 7 million a lot or a little?
        1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
          GELEZNII_KAPUT 30 October 2020 17: 59
          +1
          The message of the author is also incomprehensible. Is 7 million a lot or a little?
          For the USA, how to buy a carton of milk!
        2. Hypertension
          Hypertension 30 October 2020 19: 10
          +2
          Quote: Pereira
          The message of the author is also incomprehensible. Is 7 million a lot or a little?

          Was there a message? Maybe the author just gave the data, and then think for yourself - a lot or a little.
          And so, this (all 450 missiles) is 0.45% of the US military budget for the 18th year.
        3. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 31 October 2020 10: 50
          0
          And 7 million is the purchase price of the 80s or modern? This is different money.
    2. Roman070280
      Roman070280 30 October 2020 13: 54
      +1
      One piece of news is that 7 lyamov burned out

      Used rocket without charge, equipped with a test descent vehicle for reuse.
    3. Roman1970_1
      Roman1970_1 30 October 2020 20: 38
      +2
      It also says that it can be reused.
      Used rocket without charge, equipped with a test descent vehicle for reuse.


      How can you comment and make fun of something without reading the article?
  2. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 30 October 2020 11: 54
    +8
    Figase! Yes, for 7 million greens, do you know how much beer you could buy? wassat
    1. Russ
      Russ 30 October 2020 12: 07
      +4
      There will also be a vobla for pivasik ... wink
      1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
        GELEZNII_KAPUT 30 October 2020 18: 00
        +1
        Quote: Russia
        There will also be a vobla for pivasik ...

        I can't eat it today, maybe I'll give up on Minuteman III, pick it up! laughing
    2. Mikhail Tynda
      Mikhail Tynda 30 October 2020 12: 51
      +4
      Where are the righteous cries that this money should have been given to the American homeless ?! Where is the public looking ?!
    3. Pike
      Pike 31 October 2020 07: 13
      +2
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Figase! Yes, for 7 million greens, do you know how much beer you could buy?

      And there are only 9 155 mm rounds for USS Zumwalt (correct, though, but still), the cost of which is ~ 800 kilobax each in dollar terms.
      On the contrary, the price of Minuteman III seemed small to me winked wink
  3. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 30 October 2020 11: 54
    -5
    We are waiting for a response from our Strategic Missile Forces ...
    1. KCA
      KCA 30 October 2020 12: 01
      +2
      So ours answered in advance, having successfully launched the UR100 with the "Vanguard"
      1. nPuBaTuP
        nPuBaTuP 30 October 2020 12: 49
        0
        When was this?
        1. KCA
          KCA 30 October 2020 14: 03
          +1
          On December 26, 2018, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited the National Defense Control Center in Moscow, where he observed the launch of a missile of the Avangard complex with a hypersonic gliding cruise warhead.

          On behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the Ministry of Defense carried out flight tests, during which a successful launch of the Avangard missile complex with a hypersonic gliding cruise warhead was carried out.
          The launch was carried out by a combat crew of the Strategic Missile Forces from the Dombarovsky positional area for a conditional target at the Kura training ground in the Kamchatka Territory.

          During the flight at hypersonic speed, the gliding winged unit made vertical and horizontal controlled maneuvers and, at the appointed time, hit a conditional target on the battlefield of the training ground.
          1. nPuBaTuP
            nPuBaTuP 1 November 2020 09: 16
            0
            Thanks for the info .. Somehow I missed this fact
  4. And Makarov
    And Makarov 30 October 2020 11: 58
    22
    The cost of the American ICBM Minuteman III is $ 7 million

    In my opinion, it is somehow inexpensive. Or is it in 80's prices?
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 30 October 2020 12: 02
      +1
      At the prices of the 80s, this is colossal money!
    2. Errr
      Errr 30 October 2020 20: 30
      0
      Quote: A Makarov
      The cost of the American ICBM Minuteman III is $ 7 million

      In my opinion, it is somehow inexpensive. Or is it in 80's prices?
      It is very likely that the $ 7 million is the cost of the LGM-30 Minuteman half a century ago (at the very beginning of its production). Now, therefore, it pulls almost $ 48 million ($ 47967733). Check it out easily at https://www.statbureau.org/ru/united-states/inflation-calculators?dateBack=1969-12-1&dateTo=2019-12-1&amount=7000000
  5. cniza
    cniza 30 October 2020 12: 07
    0
    The test proves that the country's nuclear deterrent potential is reliable and effective in the face of modern threats.

    - The US Air Force said in a statement.


    Who is threatening you? , you are threatening everyone, you are trying to punish everyone ...
  6. Astra55
    Astra55 30 October 2020 12: 10
    +7
    Why is it so dark at one o'clock, and why did you go so low?
  7. Kushka
    Kushka 30 October 2020 12: 11
    -1
    And what, we have the same 7 greenery, what to do with it?
    Or as in a joke about a Georgian and an Armenian in a restaurant:
    One orders Armenian, the other Georgian.
    One throws another 10 bucks under the table - your money fell,
    Another sets fire to a $ 100 bill, puts it under the table - where?
    One gives 10 bucks for tip, the other 50. At the exit to the cloakroom operator
    one shouts - hat, the other - HAT NE NADA!
  8. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 30 October 2020 12: 26
    0
    7 million is in what year prices? 1960?
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 30 October 2020 12: 46
      -1
      that's it . the price is too low for such a product. one penguin is 20 times more expensive.
  9. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 30 October 2020 12: 31
    +1
    God forbid, in the presidential elections, the United States will go completely crazy and start a civil war or even worse ...
    The world would have slept much more calmly if after this Minuteman the remaining 400 missiles went to the Pacific Ocean.
  10. Kushka
    Kushka 30 October 2020 13: 16
    -1
    The test proves that the country's nuclear deterrent potential is reliable and effective in the face of modern threats.
    [i] [/ i]
    Won in the Philippines, a fighting cockerel (0,5 kg will not be) stabbed
    armed bully-face. Slavs militias in quilted jackets,
    with the help of a terribly buzzing ganderop on lamps, they filled up
    Lame Goblin. What a superman with a laser weapon
    Will the guy from behind the smoker give him a brick on the head?
    When the tanks were taken to the streets of Grozny with a fool, what happened - from the roof
    high-rise buildings ATGM bang, two minutes later this guy is already sitting in
    some panties in my kitchen, and there are a dozen kids around,
    the woman is breastfeeding and all "my yours do not understand"
  11. flicker
    flicker 30 October 2020 13: 17
    -4
    Donbass, Syria, Karabakh, all these and other conflicts (in an active or another phase) are only preparing the conditions for the main battle - our war with the United States.
    The United States has two loyal allys, England and Israel.
    We will cut out allies at once and permanently, and we can agree with geldings.
    Moreover, it is the first circumstance that will become the reinforced concrete basis for the agreement bully
  12. demiurg
    demiurg 30 October 2020 13: 18
    +1
    Or they could give it to pensioners.
    Why is this muscle-rattling in a modern, civilized society?
    The country is falling apart before our eyes, only the old crumbling of the times of Khrushchev has been adopted. Everything that is distributed to modern rockets is plundered by the Bush, Gaft, Kennedy and other clans.

    Am I missing anything?
    1. Kushka
      Kushka 30 October 2020 14: 03
      +1
      Well, maybe just a little. From the Bushes and others and simple
      Americans get "on a bun with butter"
      (total assets of households exceeded for the first time
      100 trillion and reached 119 trillion. dol). Have you noticed that
      with all the scale of unrest in the cities of the United States, do not hear
      about economic demands?
      (at the end of last year, the Porsche company received super-sales
      and excess profits. And I decided ......... to pay ALL employees
      9 thousand euros each. I wonder what they will have at the end of 2020).
      This suggests that they are "sawing" together with the people.
  13. Old26
    Old26 30 October 2020 14: 30
    +2
    Quote: A Makarov
    The cost of the American ICBM Minuteman III is $ 7 million

    In my opinion, it is somehow inexpensive. Or is it in 80's prices?

    In addition to the prices of the times of the release of this ICBM, one should not forget the cycle of measures for the modernization of Minuteman-3 in the period from 1998 to 2013-2014. And there was such an upgrade that only the name Minuteman-3 remained from the old missiles.
    1. And Makarov
      And Makarov 30 October 2020 15: 09
      15
      So I say it's cheap like that. They lie, or they don't say anything.
  14. Sinner
    Sinner 30 October 2020 15: 54
    0
    I didn't get one thing, are they supposed to re-launch these missiles?
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 30 October 2020 20: 58
      -1
      Quote: Sinner
      I didn't get one thing, are they supposed to re-launch these missiles?

      Not rockets, but a descent vehicle. Used to test this missile.
  15. Rudkovsky
    Rudkovsky 30 October 2020 21: 10
    0
    The author got it wrong with the price or what? ICBMs for 7 million - I don't believe.
  16. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 30 October 2020 21: 24
    -1
    no one will ever launch a nuclear mace again, because humanity will not be !!!!