Minuteman missile site

Learn more about our ICBM heritage and the Minuteman III ICBM. 1970– Minuteman III began deployment, and full operational capability was declared in April 1975. It had an expected lifespan of 10 years. June 24, 1998– A Minuteman III ICBM equipped with the upgraded guidance system completed its first successful test flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Major Move for U.S. Return to Human Space Flight. September 2014– Boeing received an Air Force contract to develop a new Guidance Data Acquisition System for the Minuteman III ICBM. October 2016– Boeing responded to the Air Force solicitation for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction (TMRR) contract, to partner with the Air Force to provide a "future ICBM" to deter emerging, modern nuclear threats. Strategic Deterrence Systems Strategic Deterrence Systems integrates Boeing's support of the land-based leg of America's nuclear deterrence triad, the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The company also sustains vital navigational and control systems across the triad (which also involves U.S. Air Force bombers and U.S. Navy Ohio-class submarines). Bringing new ideas to life through technology advancements, disruptive market strategies, and venture partnerships. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a prime systems integrator, Boeing created, tested and deployed every Minuteman ICBM for the Air Force– more than 1,800 Minuteman-series missiles. This, while beating accelerated schedules to deliver an ICBM that has far exceeded its expected lifespan of 10 years. Decades later, Boeing remains integral to keeping the Minuteman III going strong, with an average alert rate of 99.7 percent. Wherever. Whenever. Boeing is committed to serving and supporting its customers. The 2019 Boeing Global Engagement Portfolio highlights ongoing, companywide efforts that build, enhance and contribute to the social fabric of our world. Boeing's global reach includes customers in approximately 150 countries and employees and operations in more than 65 countries. Minuteman Programs employees keep Boeing-built Minuteman III ICBM and associated systems operational for the Air Force at all times. They work at each of the missile wings, in several facilities across northern Utah, in Southern California, and at the Boeing Guidance Repair Center in Ohio. Program leaders have offices at Hill Air Force Base, south of Ogden, Utah, where Boeing has been located near its military customer since the 1950s. In October 2016, Boeing responded to a U.S. Air Force solicitation for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction (TMRR) contract, to partner with the Air Force to develop a new ICBM system. Boeing was one of two companies to be awarded TMRR on Aug. 21, 2017. We are honored to partner with the Air Force on the critical strategic deterrence mission. Home of the 737, The World's Most Popular Jet. The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is the Air Force's intended replacement for the Boeing LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM weapon system, the land-based, silo-launched backbone of the deterrence triad. The Air Force notified Boeing on Aug. 21, 2017 that the company is one of two selected for the GBSD TMRR contract, to partner with the Air Force to provide a safe, secure and effective ICBM system to deter emerging, modern nuclear threats. A publication by and for the community of technical professionals at Boeing worldwide. the late 2020s, and GBSD will remain in service through 2075. Boeing is committed to our partnership with the Air Force, to keeping the United States' current land-based strategic deterrent safe, secure and reliable, and to the modernization and development of future strategic triad systems that will give the nation a technological leap forward in capability against evolving threats. 1974– Boeing becomes the primary contractor for the operation and maintenance of Little Mountain Test Facility near Hill Air Force Base, Utah. CST-100 Starliner Test Article domes mated into full capsule for first time at Kennedy Space Center. 1980s– Boeing modified Minuteman silos for the Peacekeeper ICBM, which deployed in 1986.