Minuteman Guidance Replacement Program (GRP) (U)
(U) The Minuteman Guidance Replacement Program (GRP) replaces failing guidance system electronics in the current Minuteman III ICBM force, and preserves the option to configure the missiles with the Peacekeeper Mk 21 reentry vehicle and an advanced inertial measurement unit. The Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract was awarded to Rockwell International in August 1993. GRP includes the EMD, production, and installation of replacement guidance components to extend the life of the operational Minuteman III force.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The GRP will replace the 1960's generation guidance electronics to insure reliability, maintainability, supportability, and nuclear surety for Minuteman III. The program maintains the current guidance accuracy requirement for Minuteman III, and will help maintain the system through 2020. The GRP is slated to replace many of the items within the missile guidance set including the missile guidance set control, the missile guidance computer, the amplifier assembly, and some of the general support equipment.
User Impact (U):
(U) Ongoing Minuteman life extension efforts are required to extend the life of the Minuteman missile. The Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) validated the Mission Need Statement (MNS) for a Future Guidance System for ICBMs on 5 November 1992.
Name Title Added Value to the Warfighter AFSPC Vision This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title CBM with Common Aero-Vehicle Conventional Ballistic Missile (CBM) with Common Aero-Vehicle (CAV) CBM with MNNRV Conventional Ballistic Missile (CBM) with Maneuverable Non-Nuclear Reentry Vehicle (MNNRV) EMATS-R Emergency Message Automated Transmission System - Replacement (EMATS-R) ICBM EHF Terminals Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) EHF Terminals ICBM FOT&E Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Follow-On Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) MM III Sustainment/Deactivation Minuteman (MM) III Sustainment/Deactivation MM Propulsion Replacement Prog Minuteman Propulsion Replacement Program (PRP) This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title ICBM Sustainment Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Sustainment This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title FORCE APPLICATION FORCE APPLICATION National Security Space Road Map Integrated System Road Map This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Name 1998 Strategic Master Plan This Table Is Unclassified.
Lead Office (U):
(U) Air Force.
(U) DoD: USD (A&T), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQSD, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC/DO, Peterson AFB, CO; U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offut AFB, NE
(U) Program Management: AF PEO/Space; ICBM SPO, Ogden Air Logistics Center, UT
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Mike Taylor, Open Phone: DSN 775-2293.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 02 February 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999