posted on May, 10 2008 @ 08:42 PM
The US Air Force currently operates just over 500 ICBMs at around 15 missile complexes located primarily in the northern Rocky Mountain states and the
Dakotas. These are all of the Minuteman III ICBM variants.. Peacekeeper missiles were phased out of the Air Force inventory in 2005.Ok sorry my info
on the mx was wrong but they had 50 of them that were operational before 2005.However, since the abandonment of the START II treaty, the U.S. is said
to be considering retaining 800 warheads on 500 missiles.
And this info is also published from 1999 ill give the link.
LAND-BASED INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES
At the end of FY 1999, the United States will have 500 Minuteman III ICBMs and 50 Peacekeeper missiles. If START II enters into force, the United
States will modify all Minuteman III missiles to carry only one warhead and will retire all Peacekeepers. In this transition, DoD may redeploy the
Mark 21 reentry vehicle (RV), currently deployed on Peacekeeper, on a portion of the single RV Minuteman force. Mark 21 RVs contain features that
further enhance nuclear detonation safety and reduce the risk of plutonium dispersal in the unlikely event of a fire or other mishap.
The United States is not developing or producing any new ICBMs. This makes it difficult to sustain the industrial base needed to maintain and modify
strategic ballistic missiles. To maintain the Minuteman ICBM system and to preserve key industrial technologies needed to sustain ICBMs and SLBMs, the
budget provides funding to replace guidance and propulsion systems, as well as to preserve a core of expertise in the areas of reentry vehicle and
guidance system technology.