Always on Guard

Since 1958, Boeing has been a key integrator of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system, the nation’s land-based nuclear deterrent. Through more than 50 years of continuous enhancements, Boeing’s innovations in design, sustainment, maintenance and modernization have ensured the safety, security, and effectiveness of the Minuteman system.

Boeing provides sustaining engineering, modifications, and upgrades for the United States’ ICBM fleet.

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Boeing has supported the U.S. Air Force’s ICBM mission since 1958. Boeing innovations and expertise are integral to the U.S. Air Force’s efforts to sustain Minuteman III, the land-based element of the nation’s nuclear triad. Boeing has improved each of three generations of the Minuteman ground, guidance and propulsion systems.

    Minuteman III Quick Facts

    • Minuteman is safe, secure and effective, and is manned 24/7 by U.S. Air Force officers.
    • The military designation for Minuteman is LGM-30: L – silo-launched; G-surface attack; M-guided missile.
    • The United States’ nuclear triad includes Minuteman, the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and Air Force B-2 and B-52 bombers, deterring nuclear threats over land, sea and air.