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US Defense Department Exploring Plans to Upgrade US Defense System

As a part upgradation of to the country’s Defense system the U.S Air Force is planning to replace 400 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles with new infrastructure. And, North Eastern Colorado Missile Silos are undergoing the first step toward that goal. Military personnel are taking visits to examine the old Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Air Force personnel are gathering data that will help study and determine the environmental impact of the installing new silos. In this regard, plenty of digging is proposed nearly 1,780 miles between the Air Force bases and missile fields.The missiles will get modern communications capabilities. It will upgrade the connection between the air force bases and the existing missile silos.

At present, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne operates and manages the underground missile launch facility. The University of Wyoming found that there are around 54 underground missile launch facilities near surrounding the towns namely Grover, Keota, Sterling, Buckingham, Padroni, Proctor, Crook, Raymer, Stoneham, and Peetz. Also, a rows of wind turbines have been installed around the missile silo sites.

E. Warren Air Force Base’s missile field also occupies some parts of Nebraska and Wyoming. Other bases of the project are Minot AFB, North Dakota and Malmstrom AFB that will extend upto Montana.According to initial findings, more than 90% of new trenching would be done on the private land. The Warren Air Force Base and Air Force have notified Weld County Commissioners regarding the new trenches on the private land.

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