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DoD Unveils Nuclear Posture Review; Patrick Shanahan Comments

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Nuclear Posture Review is a “tailored nuclear deterrent strategy” that seeks to respond to current security needs and aims to reflect the country’s commitment to arms control and nonproliferation, DoD News reported Friday. The NPR says the U.S. would only consider the deployment …

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Air Force Implements New Minuteman III Data Transfer Unit

The U.S. Air Force‘s 91st Missile Wing unit at Minot AF Base in North Dakota has implemented a new data transfer unit for the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. DTU is built to replace the missile system’s outdated cartridge tape unit and launch facility load cartridge systems, the Air Force said Monday. “The DTU loads …

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Air Force Wants ‘Modular’ Architecture for Next ICBM Weapon System

The U.S. Air Force seeks an architecture that would allow the military branch’s future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile to adapt to technological changes and emerging threats. The service branch awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman separate contracts worth up to $677.7 million combined to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction activities over a …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force May Seek ‘Anomalies’ For Nuclear Modernization Programs Under Full-Year CR

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, has said the service branch may have to ask for “anomalies” or consent from Congress to fund its nuclear modernization programs if lawmakers resort to a full-year continuing resolution, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bunch told Defense News in an interview …

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Air Force Conducts Minuteman III Missile Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force has completed a test flight of the Boeing-built Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The ICBM platform with test re-entry vehicles traveled for approximately 4,200 miles and reached its target destination in the Marshall Islands after it launched Wednesday at 11:39 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg …

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CAPE Director Jamie Morin: Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Cost Could Exceed DoD’s $85B Estimate

Jamie Morin, director of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Defense Department, has described $85 billion as a low cost estimate for the replacement platform of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in an interview with Breaking Defense posted Thursday. Sydney Freedberg writes Morin said CAPE provided both low and high estimates for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program in …

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