The US Air Force's new Sentinel ICBM system is set to replace Cold War-era Minuteman missiles, combining modern connectivity with the challenges of cybersecurity and harsh environments.

The US Air Force plans to overhaul its intercontinental ballistic missile control centers with the introduction of the Sentinel ICBM system. This modernization aims to address issues of outdated technology and environmental hardships faced by Minuteman III missiles, with concerns about increased vulnerability to cyberattacks amid the push for 21st-century technology. The $96 billion Sentinel program, expected to remain in service through 2075, will involve updates to 450 silos, control centers, and additional facilities across five states, marking significant cultural shifts in the Air Force's nuclear missile mission.