Northrop runs first wind-tunnel test of Sentinel nuclear missile system

By Shelley K. Mesch / September 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force's replacement for the ground-based nuclear missile underwent its first wind-tunnel test and is on track to conduct its first flight tests in 2024, according to Northrop Grumman's program manager. Sentinel, formerly the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent , will replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile -- a weapon developed more than 50 years ago. The new system reflects the advancements in technology in the past half-century by using digital engineering, advanced tooling and...

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