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526TH ICBM SYSTEMS GROUP

Posted 9/4/2008 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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The 526th ICBM Systems Group is responsible for inception-to-retirement integrated weapons system management of Minuteman and Peacekeeper weapon systems. The group develops, acquires and supports silo based ICBMs and provides program direction and logistics support as the single face to the customer. The group is also responsible for acquisition, systems engineering and depot repair; manages equipment spares; provides storage and transportation; and accomplishes modifications and equipment replacement to maintain silo-based ICBM systems.

The group supports the development of Common Aerial Vehicle concepts or CONUS-based, space traversing, precision accuracy, un-powered weapon delivery systems to engage enemy targets from long ranges without deploying forces.

The Group is comprised of the 509th ICBM Systems Squadron (Ground Systems), 510th ICBM Systems Squadron (Flight Systems), 511th ICBM Systems Squadron (Future Systems/OM) and our Contracting and Engineering Divisions.

The Survivability and Vulnerability Integration Center at Little Mountain is a state-of-the-art Air Force Materiel Command laboratory dedicated to simulation testing of nuclear hardness, survivability, reliability and electromagnetic compatibility of defense systems. Center test laboratories simulate environments for nuclear radiation, air blast, shock and vibration, electromagnetic pulse and electromagnetic interference, and compatibility testing. The 1,000-acre Survivability and Vulnerability Integration Center is located 15 miles west of Ogden on 12th Street , near the Great Salt Lake . It is owned by the Air Force and operated in conjunction with defense contractors.

The Strategic Missile Integration Complex is the ICBM System Program Office test complex for performing system level testing and integration. It is comprised of real Minuteman and Peacekeeper launch facilities and launch control facilities with a host of unique test stations and instrumentation. Modifications to the weapon systems are checked out at the complex prior to being fielded.

The Utah Test and Training Range is located 50 miles west of the base on 2,675 square miles of land. The Oasis Compound and its adjacent Missile Storage Area are located on the northeastern portion of the UTTR. The range is a primary test site for advanced strategic weapons systems. It is used for testing munitions and propellants up to the most powerful ICBM rocket motors. The Oasis Compound is also the site where missile motors are destroyed under the START I Treaty. 

Though the 526th ICBM Systems Group is still a proud AFMC group, it reports directly to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. 



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