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