Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Will Be Testing Another Minuteman III Ballistic Missile Tonight

L.A. Times: U.S. Air Force to test launch another missile from Vandenberg

The U.S. Air Force will test launch an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base – the second test in a week.

The Minuteman III missile launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the base northwest of Santa Barbara, according to Vandenberg’s 30th Space Wing.

“The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system,” Air Force Global Strike Command said in a statement.

The 576th Flight Test Squadron will be responsible for collecting data of the missile and ensuring safety, the Air Force said.

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Update #1: US To Test Fire Another Minuteman III ICBM Tonight (Zero Hedge)
Update #2: Second Minuteman III missile test launch planned at Vandenberg AFB (The Tribune)

WNU Editor: This will be the second test in a week.

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