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  • Air Force names newest helicopter ‘Grey Wolf’

    The "Grey Wolf" is the first major acquisition for the command in its 10-year history. The name Grey Wolf is derived from the wild species that roams the northern tier of North America, which also encompasses the intercontinental ballistic missile bases in AFGSC.
  • Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system

    The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system.
  • AEDC stands up ICBM Combined Test Force at Hill Air Force Base

    The growth of AEDC’s critical role in providing the United States Armed Forces with developmental test and evaluation support for the newest and premier weapon systems continues with the stand up of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Combined Test Force (CTF) to support modernization and life extension for the LGM-30 Minuteman III (MMIII)
  • Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

    The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.
  • ICBM Country: Hill AFB, Utah workers play key role in future of strategic defense

    Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the second in a two-part series.The nation needs a robust nuclear deterrent. Not just any missiles, but the most responsive strategic weapon systems in the world.The Air Force is responsible for two
  • ICBM Country: Ogden Air Logistics Complex restoring Air Force’s nuclear launch facilities

    Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the first in a two-part series.For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air-, land- and sea-based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready
  • Programmed Depot Maintenance: A major milestone in Minuteman III sustainment

    Since the first Minuteman I came on alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles have been the cornerstone of America’s nuclear deterrent force. Designed for a 10-year life, the Minuteman III is still going strong after more than 45 years as the ground-based leg of the U.S. Strategic Triad, one of the two legs the Air Force supports.
  • AF reaches first milestone in acquisition of new ICBM

    The Air Force received approval Aug. 23 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to start the next phase of its acquisition effort.
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