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Missile from Minot Air Force Base involved in test launch in California

The launch was only a test and a demonstration of the Air Force's nuclear deterrents, and was...
The launch was only a test and a demonstration of the Air Force's nuclear deterrents, and was not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 5:05 PM CDT
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (KMOT) - An unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from the 91st Missile Wing was launched during an operational test early Thursday morning in California.

According to Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Public Affairs, the missile was equipped with a single test reentry vehicle.

The missile was launched shortly before 12:27 a.m. PT from Vandenberg Air Force Base, and traveled roughly 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The launch was only a test and a demonstration of the Air Force’s nuclear deterrents, and was not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions. The tests are routinely conducted throughout the year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson

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