Simulated Electronic Launch Minuteman

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Simulated Electronic Launch Minuteman (SELM) is a method used by the United States Air Force to verify the reliability of the LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile. SELM replaces key components at the Launch Control Center to allow a physical "keyturn" by missile combat crew members. This test allows end-to-end verification in the ICBM launch process.

Logistics Support[edit]

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Systems Directorate at Hill AFB, Utah provides technical support to SELM tests The information obtained from tests provide a complete assessment of the weapon systems for Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). [1]


  • 1974
    • ?? ??? - 44 SMW is selected to host “Giant Pace Test 74-1,” the first SELM exercise. Eleven sorties underwent successful simulated launch from LCC and ALCS.[2]

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  1. ^ Factsheet: AIR FORCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS CENTER, INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEMS DIRECTORATE. U.S. Air Force Retrieved 8 September 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "44th Missile Wing"