UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH TO SHOWCASE READINESS OF U.S. NUCLEAR FORCE’S SAFE, EFFECTIVE DETERRENT

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SLD 30 Public Affairs VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. —

An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Sept. 5, 2023, from 11:47 p.m. to Sept. 6, 5:47 a.m. Pacific Time from North Vandenberg.The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to demonstrate the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provide confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.This test is routine and was scheduled years in advance. Consistent with previous test […]

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