The United States failed to launch an intercontinental missile


On May 5-6 it was planned the next test launch of the LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM ("Minuteman-3") with an unarmed warhead. On May 5, the Air Force Global Strikes Command (AFGSC) of the United States informed the public that the specified combat readiness test was unsuccessful - ICBMs could not be launched.


The reason for the interruption of the flight is currently being investigated.

- noted in the communique with the clarification that AFGSC is studying the possibility of re-launching.

The US military stressed that it adheres to strict protocols when conducting such events. In addition, "launches are not a reaction to any events taking place in the world."

The ICBM was supposed to take off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, fly about 7 thousand km and hit the target at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The check was supposed to help the military and specialists assess the state of the Minuteman III, as part of the US strategic arsenal. In flight, they were supposed to collect the necessary data, but the ICBM did not take off. Now even more questions will appear for them.

The last unsuccessful launch of the Minuteman-3 was in July 2018. These ICBMs have been in service with the United States since 1970 and are being modernized in stages. Typically, up to four test runs are carried out per year.

The Americans now have about 400 such ICBMs, including those in storage. Minuteman-3 is equipped with one warhead with a yield of 300 to 475 kilotons. There are only three mine-based sites - Malmstrom airbase (Montana), them. Francis Warren (Wyoming) and Maino (North Dakota). By 2036, "Minuteman-3" should be removed from service, replacing it with a new ICBM, which is now being developed.
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  1. Dear sofa expert. 6 May 2021 14: 03
    +8
    Once I watched on TV a documentary (American), where they just talked about these missiles.

    I don't know about the warheads, but the stages from these missiles are inspected and maintained by ordinary civilian firms.

    At first I thought I had misheard ... but then I saw these "specialists" themselves - bearded, with faces not burdened with intelligence, "guys", in jeans and plaid like lumberjacks, shirts, busily scurrying around "cylinders".

    For some reason, my first emotional reaction was: blah…. ) And so the whole movie.

    Therefore, this article did not surprise me at all.)
    1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
      alex5450 (Alex L) 8 May 2021 07: 42
      -2
      Why is it so terrible about civilian technicians?
      1. Dear sofa expert. 8 May 2021 08: 38
        +1
        Why is it so terrible about civilian technicians?

        Well, that's okay, of course. Just "a little" below the threshold of responsibility.

        You are wearing a helmet there in the photograph.
        Concepts: oath, honor, tribunal, I hope you know?

        And then ... the guys came with the only motivation: "cut down a little dough." Well, like: if anything, nothing personal, just business.)

        What a trifle when it comes to the country's defense, right?)
        1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
          alex5450 (Alex L) 8 May 2021 10: 20
          -3
          That is, in your opinion, bearded Russian engineers teaching sailors, for example, on Russian submarines, how to properly carry out work with sonar have low responsibility and came to this facility to "cut the dough"? Well, since there is no tribunal, this sonar will work through the stump of the deck.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 8 May 2021 10: 56
            +2
            That is, in your opinion, bearded Russian engineers train sailors, for example, on Russian submarines

            Will you give me a link confirming your statement?
            1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
              alex5450 (Alex L) 8 May 2021 11: 09
              -4
              A reference to what? Why do civilian specialists go out to sea when debugging and preparing a transmission to the military? Or do you think that the military submarines themselves build? )

              For example, the first landing on Kuznetsov was 1989. The pilot is surrounded by people who came to earn extra money)

              1. Dear sofa expert. 8 May 2021 12: 51
                +2
                A reference to what?

                A reference, for example, confirming that "bearded Russian engineers training sailors" are not military personnel (military engineers, with their respective positions, military knowledge).

                Or do you think that the military submarines themselves build?

                It does not matter who builds, it is important who then exploits.

                And in general, do not you think that you are citing here, what are some stupid comparisons?

                We are talking about a specific topic: "The United States was unable to launch an intercontinental missile."

                Do you even understand the importance of the deterrent factor of the Strategic Missile Forces in the general concept of the defense capability of the state (in this case, the United States)?

                A rocket “taking off every other time” cannot be such a factor, a priori, and with all the will.
                1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
                  alex5450 (Alex L) 8 May 2021 15: 17
                  -3
                  A reference to the fact that the workers of the design bureau and shipyards are not military personnel?
                  Do you really think that all repairs, upgrades and checks, including the Strategic Missile Forces, are carried out by military engineers? Civilian specialists collect nuclear weapons. The military only accept them one at a time. ))

                  Well, let's remember the tragedy of the Nerpa submarine. Who was on board with the military?

                  There were 208 people on the boat, including 81 servicemen, the rest were civilians: the commissioning crew who operated the ship and other factory specialists.

                  That is, in fact, a civilian crew was present on the boat, plus the military who showed the submarine and explained what was what.

                  It's even strange for me to explain such simple things.
                  1. Dear sofa expert. 9 May 2021 00: 55
                    +3
                    Do you really think that all repairs, upgrades and checks, including the Strategic Missile Forces, are carried out by military engineers?

                    About how!

                    Do you really believe in what you know, at least something, about the Russian Strategic Missile Forces?)

                    Unlike you, (Selyuk, from Vatutino), I “spent” 14 years of my life in ZATO “Solnechny”.

                    Google it and cover your stupid mouth. There are enough talkers without you.
                    1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
                      alex5450 (Alex L) 9 May 2021 07: 04
                      -4
                      It's useless to tear my shirt in front of me. And try to say that what I have written above is not true. )
                      "You are running aground." )
                      1. Dear sofa expert. 9 May 2021 09: 24
                        +2
                        And try to say that what I have written above is not true. )

                        What can I say to you?

                        One thing is clear. You, elementarily, do not have enough brains to understand a simple thing:

                        The submarine, about which you here so self-confidently "straining", at the time of the accident (November 8, 2008), and the presence of "civilians" on it, was undergoing sea trials (the technological stage of acceptance tests) and was not included in the Russian armed forces.

                        In a civilian facility, the presence of civilians is permissible.

                        The submarine was introduced into the Russian Navy only a year later: on December 28, 2009.

                        You have an example of being on this boat. civilians after this period?
                      2. alex5450 Offline alex5450
                        alex5450 (Alex L) 9 May 2021 11: 08
                        -4
                        Well, "I'm going to have more fun":

                        Here's a civilian at a military facility. and even a secret.
                        https://meduza.io/news/2019/07/03/minoborony-vpervye-nazvalo-imya-odnogo-iz-chlenov-ekipazha-zagorevsheysya-podlodki-on-spas-grazhdanskogo-spetsialista-na-ee-bortu

                        Should I add the Kursk submarine with the Dagdizel specialists who died on it?

                        Are Kursk and Losharik civilian?
                      3. Dear sofa expert. 9 May 2021 11: 45
                        +3
                        Here's a civilian at a military facility. and even a secret.
                        https://meduza.io/news……

                        We open it and see:

                        This message (material) was created and (or) disseminated by a foreign mass media performing the functions of a foreign agent and (or) a Russian legal entity performing the functions of a foreign agent.

                        I'm embarrassed to ask ... Do you come here to collect the minuses? )

                        Go already on your're coming out sites. There, against the background of other idiots, maybe you will pass for a genius.
                      4. alex5450 Offline alex5450
                        alex5450 (Alex L) 9 May 2021 13: 47
                        -4
                        That's it. Blown away. )) And how he puffed, how he puffed

                        PS Here's another "agent" here on the same topic.
                        https://lenta.ru/news/2019/07/03/salvation/
                      5. Dear sofa expert. 9 May 2021 19: 24
                        +2
                        PS Here's another "agent" here on the same topic.

                        The speculations of the Internet magazine Lenta-ru are not an argument.

                        The AS-31 crew consists of 25 people, all of whom have officer ranks.

                        Can you show a document confirming the presence of a civilian on board?

                        I doubt it!

                        So far, no one has officially announced which particular ship belonging to the Ministry of Defense was on fire.
                        Shoigu repeated again in Severomorsk - this is a research deep-sea apparatus of the Russian Navy. And Peskov, answering the question on which device the tragedy took place, said: "This belongs to the category of absolutely secret data, so it is absolutely normal here that it is not disclosed."

                        The only information that made it possible to make assumptions is that the device was called deep-sea. And what Shoigu repeated again: the incident occurred during planned research in the Russian territorial waters of the Barents Sea ...

                        with the BBC

                        Go home already.)
                        You already have something to tell your children tonight, because you - bravely fought with the Respected sofa expert himself, and (having received a couple of educational cuffs), took the "honorable second place".))
                      6. alex5450 Offline alex5450
                        alex5450 (Alex L) 9 May 2021 20: 20
                        -6
                        Keep on clinging ....

                        In a critical situation, the submariners acted heroically. From the compartment, engulfed in fire, first of all, a civilian representative of the industry was evacuated, a hatch was closed behind him to prevent the spread of fire throughout the deep-sea vehicle, and they themselves fought to the end for the survivability of the ship, "RIA Novosti quotes the minister as saying.

                        But I already understood, you will only receive a document with seals and Shoigu's personal signature.

                        Fought? On the way, you see yourself not so much as a couch expert, but as a whole soldier of an information war. What is the battle here, so I am having fun - the site is funny. People are funny.
                      7. Dear sofa expert. 9 May 2021 21: 43
                        +5
                        Fought? On the way, you see yourself not so much as a couch expert, but as a whole soldier of an information war. What kind of battle is there, so I am having fun - the site is funny.

                        It is you who "fight" here (or see yourself as such).)

                        I just have the free pleasure of watching your personal rating melt before our eyes.

                        With every minus you receive, your already low "user authority" falls.

                        It is already below the baseboard ..
                        Between the first letter "A" and the second "b" ..

                        It is one of the lowest you have. Even lower than that of the stupidest users on this site (I will not call their nicknames out of tact).

                        They will quickly get used to your stupidity here, and they will simply minus, without even reading.

                        Well, yes, you still remember this by your previous nickname.)

                        If you consider your "masochism" entertainment, your right. Have fun. Everyone goes crazy in their own way.)
                      8. alex5450 Offline alex5450
                        alex5450 (Alex L) 9 May 2021 22: 55
                        -4
                        So you came here for a rating. I will not hide the surprise. I already thought it was the lot of all schoolchildren to "earn credibility" by allocating any blizzard for the needs of the local public. And that's how it is. ))

                        I don't care about the numbers that are generated by local idiots and bots, I can't even explain how. )

                        And I wish you to learn to think before you write peppy nonsense and admit your defeat (since you came here to fight for tsifiri))).
                        I'll give you a plus in advance. Present.

                        PS Previous nicknames, bots and other entourage inherent in the site, I'm not looking for some here. Which is what I wish for you. Adieu.
                      9. Dear sofa expert. 9 May 2021 23: 35
                        +1
                        So you came here for a rating. I will not hide the surprise.

                        This is a hike for you, but an easy walk for me.

                        I don't care about the numbers that are generated by local idiots and bots,

                        All "your" say so.)

                        And I wish you ...

                        First, wish yourself that your own desires match your unenviable abilities.

                        PS Previous nicknames, bots and other entourage inherent in the site, I'm not looking for some here.

                        Will you be cunning?

                        The same helmet, only then against the background of the tricolor was, the same name, only the number next to it, was one less. (promoted in rank?))
                        The same arrogant, not intellectually, tone of communication. Well, and accordingly, the same "rating").

                        Oh well.

                        Adieu and you, if you are not joking. )
  • margo Offline margo
    margo (margo) 25 May 2021 15: 15
    -1
    Do you think they should be served by generals in ceremonial uniforms? Their missiles are served by specially trained civilians. For your information in Russia at military factories and rem. In factories serving military equipment, civilians also work, the military only stand guard and at the entrance.
  • Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 6 May 2021 15: 25
    +3
    ... probably Petrov & Boshirov put a banana in the muffler for a rocket, not otherwise ... soldier soldier
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 6 May 2021 19: 57
      +1
      Where did the guys get the banana from? But the potatoes, the very thing ...
      1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
        Kofesan (Valery) 8 May 2021 09: 29
        +1
        In the skillful hands of a potato, there will be more abruptly THAAD missile defense.
        I remembered how in 2012 the nuclear submarine "Miami" burned down, which was set on fire by a painter working in the port.
  • Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 7 May 2021 21: 47
    0
    The 39-ton Minuteman III was first deployed in 1970. 100-ton Sarmat does not mean that it has worse engines. It means ... means a lot! But it is too early for amers to know about this ...