ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A special ceremony was held in Albuquerque Thursday for a newly restored Peacekeeper missile. You can find it at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.
The 68-foot-long missile is the U.S. Air Force’s most powerful and accurate intercontinental ballistic missile, deterrent from 1986 to 2005. Orbital ATK was the project sponsor and provided some of the funding and technical expertise of the display.
“It’s important to our country because it’s a legacy system as one of the three legs in the nuclear triad. Nuclear deterrence and the mission it provides for our country, provides national security,” said Andy Haaland, Orbital ATK.
The Peacekeeper missile is the last of its kind.