Air Force Global Strike Command tested another ICBM by launching it across the Pacific(Source Business Insider) US Air Force Global Strike Command tested an ICBM at Vandenberg Air Force Base early on February 5.
The missile flew about 4,200 miles across the Pacific, reaching Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, and the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 12:33 a.m. Pacific Time on February 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
The ICBM’s reentry vehicle traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. These test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.