Decades-old US silos holding Minuteman III missiles which have been a key nuclear deterrent for the reason that Nineteen Seventies can be assessed by robots that may crawl straight up partitions
12 December 2022
Robots are going to be employed to crawl over nuclear missile silos within the US, automating upkeep that has beforehand been achieved manually.
Some 400 metal and concrete silos housing Minuteman III intercontinental missiles are unfold throughout Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. Constructed within the early Nineteen Sixties for an earlier technology of missiles, the silos have been designed to resist megaton-level nuclear strikes. Each is 30 metres deep and 5 metres throughout, with a missile inside.