Published by Julie Bedsole
Posted on January 29, 2014
The Air Force has begun to eliminate 50 Minuteman III ICBM silos and five launch alert facilities associated with the now-inactive 564th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., according to a base release. The United States is getting rid of this infrastructure so that the silos no longer count as launchers for strategic nuclear warheads under the inventory limits imposed by the New START agreement with Russia. Bryan Construction of Colorado Springs, Colo., will eliminate the silos and alert facilities by filling them with earth and gravel.