Air Force Chooses Vandenberg as Missile Training Unit

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Source: U.S. Air Force

Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth selected Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, as the preferred location for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Formal Training Unit. 

The FTU for the current ICBM is located at Vandenberg AFB.

The GBSD is expected to replace all operational Minuteman III missiles by 2036 and is being designed to maximize the use of existing infrastructure.

“The Minuteman III weapon system has been a bedrock of U.S. national security for more than five decades, but if one looks ahead to the next 50 years, the question of investing in nuclear modernization is as relevant as ever,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. “We are fully committed to the GBSD Program of Record, which will ensure our nation’s nuclear force is ready to meet the warfighting needs of today and tomorrow.”

GBSD will have increased performance, extended range, enhanced security and improved reliability to provide the United States with an upgraded and broader array of options to maintain a robust, flexible, tailorable and responsive nuclear deterrent. 

A final basing decision will be made after a required environmental impact analysis.

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PitMix Apr 05, 2021 01:58 PM
Air Force Chooses Vandenberg as Missile Training Unit

Ground based systems are so old school. Check out what the Putins are doing. A nuclear torpedo 90 ft long, powered by a nuclear reactor, that can sneak past coastal defenses and trigger a tsunami to wipe out coastal cities and bases. And incidentally kill the sea life in the area of the explosion, and make it radioactive.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russia-testing-new-super-torpedo-23856438

millimesa Apr 07, 2021 08:15 AM
Air Force Chooses Vandenberg as Missile Training Unit

A boring ground based missile defense system is exactly what we should all think we have. Last thing the US needs is some international tabloid trying to trying national defense systems.

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