The global strike command U.S. air force announced the second in a month test launch of Intercontinental ballistic missiles “Minuteman-3” (Minuteman III).
The tests took place at Vandenberg air force base in California at 00:39 local time (10:39 GMT).
Released from a silo, the missile successfully hit a given target on the American test site near the Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands).
“The launch of two Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III with a difference in a week is a true Testament to the possibilities of team Vandenberg” — said in a statement the base.
The previous test three-stage missiles, land-based took place on 1 may. Initially these missiles were designed for nuclear deterrence during the cold war.
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