The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Systems Directorate is responsible for inception-to-retirement, integrated weapons system management of Minuteman weapon systems. The Directorate develops, acquires and supports silo-based ICBMs and provides program direction and logistics support as the single face to the customer. The Directorate is also responsible for acquisition, systems engineering, and depot repair. They manage equipment spares, provide storage and transportation, and accomplish modifications and equipment replacement to sustain silo-based ICBM systems.
The Directorate is comprised of the ICBM Ground Systems Division (NIA), ICBM Flight Systems Division (NIB), ICBM Future Systems Division (NIC) and other supporting offices and is responsible for a $7 billion Future Year Defense Program portfolio supporting the acquisition, systems engineering, depot repair, and modernization required to sustain the Nation’s silo-based ICBM fleet.
The ICBM Systems Directorate sustains a superior nuclear workforce by consolidating and maintaining a critical skills balance of program management, engineering, flight test, nuclear safety, and nuclear surety experience.
STS team members support the ICBM Systems Directorate in the requirements and acquisition phases of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent replacement for the Minuteman III ICBM system with personnel at Hill AFB, UT in conjunction with AFGSC A5/8 office at Barksdale AFB, LA.