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AP: US military in 2014 r damaged a nuclear warhead missile

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An error made in 2014 by three US Air Force troops during maintenance caused damage to the missile with a nuclear warhead, reports RIA News Associated Press (AP) report.




“The Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile became unusable during a diagnostic test on the evening of May 16 2014. On the morning of May 17 (unnamed), the head of the emergency brigade did not adhere to the technical management in due course during the troubleshooting, which resulted in damage to the missile, ”the agency writes.

It is noted that "as a result of the incident no one was hurt, the damaged rocket was removed from the launcher." As a result, $ 1,8 million was spent on its restoration.

The authorities investigated the incident, three military “were denied access to work with the nuclear weapons". The Pentagon stated that no public safety threat was detected due to missile damage.

“According to the departmental regulations of the US Air Force, the results of the work of the accident investigation commission should be publicly available. However, the full text of the investigation report was classified by decision of General Robin Rand in November 2015 of the year, ”said the AP.

A summary of the incident was made public only this Friday. It follows from it that “the launcher was located in the northeast of the state of Colorado,” and its service was carried out by the “320 th missile squadron of the 90 th missile wing of the USAF.”

Details of the incident are not disclosed, because the report is classified and not intended for the general public.
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  1. hrych
    hrych 23 January 2016 10: 03 New
    +6
    Give the peasant a crystal phallus, be sure to split laughing Our missile defense in action = schnapps ...
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 23 January 2016 10: 12 New
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      Quote: hrych
      Give the peasant a crystal phallus, be sure to split

      Yes it is that, only $ 1,8 million was spent on the restoration of this Minuteman III ICBM. But a simple American painter burned down the Miami nuclear submarine three years ago, causing damage to the United States in $ 450 million and the boat was considered inappropriate to restore. This is the scale! laughing
      1. Misha Honest
        Misha Honest 23 January 2016 10: 22 New
        20
        It would be necessary to reward the painter with dignity ... laughing
        1. Mikhail Krapivin
          Mikhail Krapivin 23 January 2016 10: 52 New
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          Quote: Misha Honest
          It would be necessary to reward the painter with dignity ... laughing


          He will be awarded - they will give the next rank, a nominal watch from Shoigu. No wonder the homeland is preparing such painters!;)
        2. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 23 January 2016 10: 54 New
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          Quote: Misha Honest
          It would be necessary to reward the painter with dignity ... laughing

          The Americans "awarded" him - 17 years in prison and a $ 400 million fine. And I have long proposed to award Comrade Casey Fury with the Russian Order of Friendship for "fighting for world peace." laughing Here it is, this simple American working kid bully
          1. lysyj bob
            lysyj bob 23 January 2016 11: 57 New
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            Freedom Casey Fury !!!
            From Casey Fury - hands !!!
            Give freedom to Our Casey !!!
            Well, give freedom, su-ki !!!
            1. Ami du peuple
              Ami du peuple 23 January 2016 12: 28 New
              +5
              Quote: lysyj bob
              Freedom Casey Fury !!!
              From Casey Fury - hands !!!
              Give freedom to Our Casey !!!
              Well, give freedom, su-ki !!!

              Super! Handshake frantically! laughing good
              1. lysyj bob
                lysyj bob 23 January 2016 19: 39 New
                +2
                Quote: Ami du peuple
                Super! Handshake frantically!


                Thank you
          2. Corporal Valera
            Corporal Valera 24 January 2016 05: 00 New
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            But a simple American painter burned down the Miami nuclear submarine three years ago, causing damage to the United States in $ 450 million.

            The enemy did not know, fool, - the one to whom he entrusted everything,
            There was a Chekist, intelligence major and a wonderful family man. (C)
          3. anid
            anid 24 January 2016 14: 46 New
            0
            Fighter invisible front
          4. Ze Kot
            Ze Kot 25 January 2016 10: 38 New
            0
            Something like John Connor from "Terminator 3"
        3. figwam
          figwam 23 January 2016 11: 50 New
          +7
          A mistake made in 2014 by three U.S. Air Force soldiers during maintenance led to a nuclear missile damage

          I think they deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, unlike the barracks.
      2. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 23 January 2016 10: 50 New
        +6
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        American painter burned down nuclear submarine Miami three years ago


        Migrant worker probably was that painter.
        1. engineer74
          engineer74 23 January 2016 11: 10 New
          +5
          Quote: iliitch


          Migrant worker probably was that painter.

          It seems like a local and even white, Casey Fury's name, now sitting! We must declare him a "prisoner of conscience"! smile
          And in general: a painter - an order, a missile - a diploma! The country must know its heroes !!! fellow
          1. Lt. Air Force stock
            Lt. Air Force stock 23 January 2016 11: 46 New
            +3
            Quote: engineer74
            We must declare him a "prisoner of conscience"!

            Well, a person wanted to leave work early, well, with whom it doesn’t happen. The most interesting thing is that Miami almost got away with it. Initially, the fire was recognized as an accident. Later on another submarine, he tried to do the same trick from the fires and was already burning.
            1. sandrmur76
              sandrmur76 23 January 2016 12: 01 New
              +4
              Sleeping at relapse is cool fool Now they’re forbidden to use brushes for life. laughing
              1. engineer74
                engineer74 23 January 2016 12: 11 New
                +3
                Quote: sandrmur76
                Sleeping at relapse is cool fool Now they’re forbidden to use brushes for life. laughing


                So he is also "ideological"? It’s time to pin his portrait in the State Duma to the podium and demand not only release, but also restoration at work! It is desirable that CVN-78 "Gerald Ford" touch up! wink
      3. Lt. Air Force stock
        Lt. Air Force stock 23 January 2016 11: 44 New
        +4
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Nuclear submarine "Miami", causing US $ 450 million in damage.

        It’s a pity that the submarine was relatively old class Los Angeles. If he would burn strategic Ohio or Sivulf, it would be better.
    2. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 23 January 2016 10: 12 New
      +6
      A mistake made in 2014 by three US Air Force soldiers during maintenance led to damage to a missile with a nuclear warhead, RIA Novosti reports the Associated Press (AP).

      The mistake was (criminal) when the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945, and this is not a mistake, but sloppiness.
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 23 January 2016 10: 19 New
        +7
        I thought that scrap and sledgehammer was a purely Russian tool. although probably it is, only we can work with them accurately, and these ..., woodpeckers in general. wink
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 23 January 2016 11: 28 New
          +1
          It is interesting and how they could damage ICBMs from machine gunshot - rather, they damaged the missile control system.
        2. Voha_krim
          Voha_krim 23 January 2016 13: 20 New
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          Quote: NIKNN
          I thought that scrap and sledgehammer was a purely Russian tool.

          On the one hand, this is good for us, because while the United States has such crooked specialists working with the most serious weapons in the country's arsenal, we can be calm. If it comes to the point, fewer rockets will have to be knocked down.
          On the other hand, it is not known what kind of focus such unfortunate masters can throw out next time. Such a “monkey with a grenade” is a threat not only to himself, but to everyone around him, and do not underestimate the power of her stupidity.
          After such a UN, it would be worth seriously raising the topic of non-proliferation of American nuclear weapons outside the United States. Let them be repaired in our States with a sledgehammer, we’ll survive somehow. But we don’t need a second Chernobyl on our continent through the fault of the Yankees.
      2. Sid.74
        Sid.74 23 January 2016 10: 22 New
        +3
        The US is still trying to fulfill the terms of the agreement on mutual disarmament, by self-blasting of nuclear weapons right at the site of its deployment. I am not against ... repeat
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 23 January 2016 10: 24 New
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      Quote: hrych
      Give the peasant a crystal phallus, be sure to split our missile defense in action = schnapps ...

      Yes gouging with crooked little hands everywhere enough.
    4. sanja.grw
      sanja.grw 23 January 2016 10: 35 New
      +2
      And cut your hands
    5. your1970
      your1970 23 January 2016 18: 50 New
      -2
      "320-th missile squadron of the 90-th missile wing of the US Air Force"
      Jet-drawn horses request request
      It’s just that the country doesn’t have its own history - what’s 200 years against Europe, about Asia and China (from its 5000 years) - babble, they won’t calm down in any way, there’s not enough brain like little children, life experience isn’t and puffs in all directions.
      Maybe someday there will be someone - who will pour these kids in the pope and put in a corner - so that they do not climb into the adults?
    6. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 23 January 2016 20: 57 New
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      It’s only their drunks can break the ball from the bearing, ours, on the contrary, launch rockets (a drunken ensign just threw a felt boot on the control panel ..). I’m joking .. otherwise the NSA will have enough blow ..
  2. HAM
    HAM 23 January 2016 10: 05 New
    +5
    Personally, I am very happy with such a "diagnostic" check!
    1. Voha_krim
      Voha_krim 23 January 2016 10: 18 New
      +3
      Authorities conducted an investigation into the incident, the three military "were denied access to work with nuclear weapons."

      Quote: HAM
      Personally, I am very happy with such a "diagnostic" check!

      We must not deprive them of admission, but appoint them as instructors for advanced training!
  3. pts-m
    pts-m 23 January 2016 10: 07 New
    +6
    The best wishes for a pendostana are to grow such a krivorukovy personnel for the maintenance of rocket technology in large numbers.
  4. Nymp
    Nymp 23 January 2016 10: 09 New
    +1
    Warriors! Mother their mattress so!
  5. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 23 January 2016 10: 11 New
    +3
    "three military men" were denied permission to work with nuclear weapons "

    Transferred to service new frigates. smile
  6. NEXUS
    NEXUS 23 January 2016 10: 11 New
    +6
    There would be more such military men serving the American nuclear arsenal. So you look and reduce it without treaties and rules.
    1. alexng
      alexng 23 January 2016 10: 30 New
      +3
      Without updating their missiles, which is not produced for arming ICBMs, they will soon wither away completely (solid-fuel missiles do not last long). Although they are not even very bad in their characteristics, old age is not a joy. All their hopes are in axes and are already very doubtful with the development in Russia of means of countering these low-flying "files". So far, the only (So far) force that poses a threat is submarines and that is a big question. In general, it would not hurt Russia to sink one Shakalov underwater barrel when entering our territorial Arctic waters, for our Kursk - an eye for an eye.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 January 2016 10: 11 New
    +2
    The "exceptional" and the most "powerful" ones, to whom the whole world turns for help, have completely relaxed from their power. Either they lose nuclear weapons from bombers, or send them to where they should be, then there is a problem with computers and storage. Now they also hurt.
    the head of the emergency crew did not adhere to the technical guidance in due course

    So far from serious consequences.
  8. vfqjh
    vfqjh 23 January 2016 10: 13 New
    +4
    Now you can imagine the saying - a monkey with a grenade!
  9. askold
    askold 23 January 2016 10: 15 New
    0
    "Accident in Mine No. 7" was such a film, however ...
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 23 January 2016 10: 59 New
      +3
      Quote: askold
      "Case in mine number 7"

      "Disaster in mine number 7"
  10. BOB044
    BOB044 23 January 2016 10: 16 New
    +1
    These are the greatest nation as they call themselves, in fact, as in Krylov’s fable, a monkey and glasses. Behind them is eye-to-eye. And then the world will explode and do not understand what they did. fool
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 23 January 2016 10: 16 New
    +1
    The Americans really believed in their exceptionalism and beat the bolt like everything, the devils relaxed. Recently, a film went through a zombie who talks about an agency transporting nuclear materials across the United States. I remembered a small story where they looked for a truck with a nuclear warhead, and escorts at that moment sipped a beer in a nearby bar.
    Americans always need to be at the forefront of problems, then they allocate funds, find competent personnel and build a system. As soon as the problem comes to naught, the systems immediately begin to fail and Jen Psaki usually takes places everywhere! yes laughing yes laughing yes
  12. bmv04636
    bmv04636 23 January 2016 10: 17 New
    +2
    And now these Krivoruk "light elves" vshchenevmerleks entrusted the nuclear security of the territory 404
  13. realdiamond
    realdiamond 23 January 2016 10: 18 New
    +1
    Rocket squadron? Sounds like "armored cavalry" :)
  14. AlexTires
    AlexTires 23 January 2016 10: 25 New
    +1
    It’s bad when the heads stuffed with sawdust are allowed to service nuclear weapons. fool
  15. LvKiller
    LvKiller 23 January 2016 10: 36 New
    0
    Most likely, everything was much simpler - the rocket (still rotten from the 70s) was serviceable only on paper. Probably, before some kind of check, it was decided to "damage" so as not to shorten the command of the training ground. That's the whole "Newton binomial".
  16. Boulochkin
    Boulochkin 23 January 2016 10: 39 New
    +5
    Why criticize the Amers ?, recently a "gasoline tanker" with heptyl in the 13th Strategic Missile Forces flew off the grader (.
    1. clidon
      clidon 23 January 2016 18: 06 New
      0
      With this approach, you won't get many "stars" here.
  17. sa-ag
    sa-ag 23 January 2016 10: 51 New
    0
    I watched an American movie a long time ago, it also began with the maintenance of the rocket in the silo launcher, then the employee drops the key, he breaks through the oxidizer tank, fire, broads, then they look for the surviving warhead and find the end of the film :-)
  18. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 23 January 2016 10: 52 New
    +2
    I wonder if a rocket, as a result of such maintenance, exploded, what would happen to a warhead?

    And these are professional military men - they will forget to unhook the bomb from the plane and it flies unrestrictedly over the USA, then they will drop the bomb and then not find it; then "nuclear weapons service experts"send the launch keys to each other through civil mail.

    And the Wahhabis listen and chuckle.
  19. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 23 January 2016 10: 56 New
    0
    Our service is both dangerous and difficult ...;) Do Americans still believe that nuclear warheads are accidentally damaged and submarines accidentally burn out? Seriously? Is it for no reason? Not all of our sleeping agents do crap, some bring benefits :)
  20. pofigisst74
    pofigisst74 23 January 2016 11: 15 New
    +1
    No wonder. request Between 1950 and 1968, at the height of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force lost about 20 nuclear warheads under various circumstances. Including one thermonuclear. Most still lie at the bottom of the ocean. belay
    1. clidon
      clidon 23 January 2016 18: 06 New
      0
      So who exploits here and "loses", so there is nothing surprising here in fact.
  21. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 23 January 2016 11: 28 New
    0
    administrators of what couple ???? I added this news at 7; 30 added ????
  22. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 23 January 2016 11: 36 New
    0
    And how did they damage it, jumped on it, hit the fairing with a sledgehammer ...? There that repair or scheduled activities are not controlled - do what you want with the copper missile, remove all the wires, burn the wires ...
  23. pvv113
    pvv113 23 January 2016 12: 17 New
    +1
    Quote: hrych
    Give the peasant a crystal phallus, be sure to split

    Not necessarily, may just lose wink
  24. Pre-cat
    Pre-cat 23 January 2016 12: 30 New
    +1
    The Pentagon said no threats to public safety from damage to the rocket have been identified.

    Well. yes, if it had fallen, everyone would have heard.
  25. pokermen
    pokermen 23 January 2016 14: 47 New
    +1
    You think we don’t have this? It’s just that nobody will make it public for sure.
    When served urgently, our company was sent to us. They also damaged something, they didn’t put him in jail, but got a heart attack at the age of 33.
    Or from the structure where the TO missiles pass, the trolley rolls off and knocks out several gates of the technical fence, and that's because someone forgot to put the shoe on
    1. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 23 January 2016 15: 37 New
      0
      You still have to break ours .... it is done for the exam tests .... so it’s still necessary to manage to break it ....
  26. Koshak
    Koshak 23 January 2016 16: 05 New
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    Damaged in 2014, information in 2016 ... less than two years ... what else will come up? belay