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August 2017 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Air Force awards two contracts for a new intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system AFNS 22 Aug 2017 -- The Air Force announced Aug. 21, 2017 the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program. Contracts were awarded to Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, California.
  • Pentagon hires Boeing, Grumman for nuke missile project Press TV 22 Aug 2017 -- The Pentagon has hired Boeing and Northrop Grumman to develop a replacement for the US Air Force's arsenal of ageing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and cruise missiles, amid nuclear tensions with North Korea.
  • AFIT prepares nuclear enterprise to deal with any scenario AFNS 20 Aug 2017 -- With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans' everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn't be further from the truth.
  • Trump: US Nuclear Arsenal 'More Powerful than Ever Before' VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump, in the midst of an exchange of bellicose threats with North Korea, declared Wednesday that the United States' nuclear arsenal "is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before."
  • Selva Discusses Nature of Nuclear Deterrence at Mitchell Institute Forum AFPS 03 Aug 2017 -- Nuclear deterrence is the most important mission for the Defense Department, and the nation cannot afford to let this capability atrophy, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
  • F.E. Warren AFB tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg AFNS 02 Aug 2017 -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle Aug. 2, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg AFB, California.
  • US to test launch ICBM amid tensions over N Korea Press TV 02 Aug 2017 -- The United States is preparing to test an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) following recent missile tests by North Korea, according to officials.

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