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Minuteman III Operational Test - GT-220GM
30th Space Wing Public Affairs
April 26, 2017 | 1:04
On April 26 airmen from F.E. Warren, Offutt and Vandenberg air force bases conducted an operational test launch of an unarmed minuteman three missile. Today’s test launch used an intercontinental ballistic missile pulled randomly from a silo on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, which was then transported and reassembled at Vandenberg, and launched by crew members of the 625th strategic operations squadron aboard the U.S. strategic command airborne command post navy e6b aircraft. The ICBM was equipped with a test reentry vehicle, and traveled approximately four thousand two hundred miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. These ICBM test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.