U.S. Test Launches A Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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Still image captures the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 6, 2023, from Vandenberg Space Force Base. (Vandenberg Space Force Base)  

FOX News: US launches unarmed ICBM to test nuclear capabilities amid tensions with North Korea 

Test launch of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile meant to ensure ‘safety, security, effectiveness, and readiness’ of the weapons system, Vandenberg Space Force Base says 

The U.S. Air Force and Space Force collaborated on a test missile launch Wednesday amid rising tensions with North Korea. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Vandenberg Space Force Base. 

“The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the safety, security, effectiveness, and readiness of the weapon system,” a statement from Vandenberg Space Force Base read.  

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Update #1: U.S. Air Force conducts test launch of unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from California (CBS)

Update #2: US Air Force tests nuclear-capable long-range missile (CNN)  

WNU Editor: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has delayed another test …. Missile Defense Agency cancels test of Long-Range Discrimination Radar (Defense News).