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Boeing wins a $51 mn contract to sustain USAF's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Boeing Defense
 
 
Boeing wins a $51 mn contract to sustain USAF's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
 
Boeing will provide sustaining engineering support for the guidance system of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the U.S. Air Force, ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s land-based nuclear deterrent, under a recently-awarded $51 million contract, the US company said yesterday in an official statement.
     
US Air Force's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
     
Since 1958, Boeing has stood alongside the U.S. Air Force to design, develop and test ICBM systems,” said Peggy Morse, vice president, Boeing Directed Energy & Strategic Systems (DESS). “Boeing’s uninterrupted support will ensure the Minuteman III force remains safe, secure and effective.”

Boeing is the original equipment manufacturer of the Minuteman guidance system, and its innovations have been integral to improving each generation of the system.

Dedicated, skilled Boeing personnel have experience on 99 percent of the contract’s work requirements,” Morse said. “Our team has extensive design and test data knowledge, and a record of zero discrepancies in Nuclear Weapons Related Material inspections.”

The Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) is the United States' only current operational land-based strategic nuclear missile. Minuteman III is a three-stage missile that can reach targets more than 6,000 miles away, with an approximative high speed of 15,000 mph (24,140 km/h).