WASHINGTON, US — There is a curious video on YouTube of the transportation of a nuclear warhead on an ICBM. According to the author of the video, the nuclear warhead is moving from Great Falls, Montana to Malmstrom AFB.
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Two combat helicopters with M134 Miniguns mounted on the side hover in the air. Their movement follows the direction of the convoy, but they cover a much larger area than the air. On the ground, the military convoy is escorted by at least two police vehicles. Eight military armored vehicles with M60 or 240B machine guns mounted on top accompany a military truck with a large hermetically sealed military container. It is in the container that is supposed to be the nuclear warhead of the intercontinental ballistic missile.
The convoy stops for no one
The video was uploaded in early March and has almost 1.5 million views. It is not clear if this video is from this year, but it appears to have been filmed during the winter period, judging by the snow on the ground. “If you live in Great Falls, MT. you know what this is. If you don’t live in Great Falls or another city with a base that services these, then chances are you’ve never seen something like this,” he wrote the author of the video.
A comment below the video claims that, according to insiders, this convoy stops for no one until it reaches its final destination. It’s unclear where the warhead captured being transported in the video came from, but Malmstrom AFB is located close to Great Falls. In reality, the distance from the town center to the base is only 19 miles. One of America’s great rivers – Missouri – passes through Great Falls.
Malmstrom AFB is a famous US military base. The base hosts the 341st Missile Wing. There are only three military bases in the US that operates, maintain and secures the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM]. Malmstrom AFB is one of those three. This base is part of the Global Strike Command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Malmstrom AFB employs about 4,000 people: 3,400 military personnel and 600 civilian personnel. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the base was the first to be put on combat operational readiness, with Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missiles included in the operational readiness. One year later, the base already has 150 nuclear ICBMs.
According to official information from the US Air Force, Malmstrom AFB operated the Minuteman II and III systems simultaneously for many years. It is the only base in the United States operating both types of missiles simultaneously. Today, the 341st Missile Wing is now managed by Air Force Space Command under Air Force Global Strike Command and operates the Minuteman III ICBM.
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