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U.S. Air Force test-launches ICBM from Calif.

 

 

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:27 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

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UPDATED 11:15 AM PT – Thursday, October 29, 2020

The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile.

According to reports, the ‘Minute-Man Three‘ missile and re-entry vehicle was launched shortly after midnight on Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The missile traveled around 4,200 miles to the Marshall Islands. This verified the accuracy and reliability of the system.

Officials have said the test demonstrates that the U.S. nuclear deterrent is a ‘safe… secure and effective means’ to deter modern threats. They added test launches are planned months in advance and are not a response to world events or regional tensions.

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