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MMRBM
American surface-to-surface ballistic missile, development started in 1961. Program cancelled in 1965.

AKA: Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile;TMRBM;Transportable Mid-Range Ballistic Missile. Status: Cancelled 1964. Gross mass: 5,440 kg (11,990 lb). Height: 7.01 m (22.99 ft). Diameter: 1.37 m (4.49 ft).

The Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) would have the range to reach targets in the Soviet Union or China from land and surface ship deployment in Western Europe or Far East. Evidently it was to be a replacement for the fixed Thor and Jupiter missiles. But while development was underway, this class of missiles were being removed under a secret agreeent with the Russians that resolved the Cuban missile crisis. Secretary of Defense McNamara used the existence of MMRBM as grounds for cancelling the Mobile Minuteman project. However MMRBM in turn never received substantial Congressional or Presidential support. One final look at the project in 1964 to save costs was dubbed the Transportable Mid-Range Ballistic Missile. This used the second and third stages of the Minuteman instead of a new development. Out of money and out of support, the project was cancelled in 1965.

Development Cost $: 65.400 million in 1963 dollars. Maximum range: 3,200 km (1,900 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Minimum range: 320 km (190 mi). Initial Operational Capability: 1963.



Family: IRBM. Country: USA.

1961 October 3 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • In a memorandum to Secretary of the Air Force Eugene Zuckert, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara stated an urgent requirement for a highly accurate and reliable mobile mid-range ballistic missile - . Related Persons: , McNamara.

1961 December 29 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric authorized the Air Force to develop the Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) for land and surface ship deployment in Western Europe or Far East. - .

1962 January 19 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • The Defense Department authorized the Air Force (BSD) to proceed with the development of a mobile mid-range ballistic missile (MMRBM) for eventual deployment in Europe and the Far East. - .

1963 August 9 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • The Defense Department informed Congress that the Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) was cancelled. Phase I work would continue but under separate contracts. - .

1963 September 23 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • The MMRBM program plan was reoriented, with the "go-ahead" development decision date set for 31 July 1964. - .

1963 October 24 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • Due to a Congressional compromise on the requested budget of $73.1 million for FY 1964, Headquarters USAF was able to announce Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) contracts. - .

1964 January 27 - . LV Family: Minuteman, MMRBM.
  • During the Defense Department budget hearings before the House Armed Services Committee, Secretary of Defense Robert S. - . Related Persons: , McNamara.

    McNamara announced that a Minuteman Force Modernization Program would be established to replace the earlier model Minuteman I (LGM-30A and LGM-30B) missiles with the more advanced Wing VI configuration, Minuteman II (LGM-30F) missile, in Wings I - V. In his FY 1965 budget request, Secretary McNamara also included $110 million for continued development of the Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) weapon system.


1964 August 12 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • Dr. Harold Brown, Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E), decided to cancel the Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) program. - .

1964 August 21 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • Colonel Edmund F. O'Connor, the System Program Director for the Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM), notified all contractors that the MMRBM program was cancelled as of 31 August. - .

1964 August 31 - . LV Family: MMRBM.
  • The Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile (MMRBM) was finally cancelled because of the lack of funds. - .


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