Photo: U. S. Air Force photo launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III

The test showed that America has a modern, reliable, flexible and prepared to prevent threats of the 21st century nuclear deterrent, the report said global Command of the air force strikes.

The United States conducted a successful test launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III. This is stated on the website of the global shock Command of the air force 1 may.

Launch of missiles without warheads were carried out on Wednesday, may 1, from Vandenberg air force base (CA). Minuteman III flew about 6.7 thousand km in the direction of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific ocean. It is emphasized that the test is not a response or reaction to any event in the world.

“The test demonstrated that the US advanced, reliable, flexible and prepared to prevent threats of the 21st century nuclear deterrent,” – said in the message.

Previously, scientists reported that the weapons, the US is 1740 already deployed on strategic carriers of nuclear warheads. On ballistic missiles and Minuteman III ballistic missile submarines Trident II D5 – 1.3 thousand warheads.

USA operate the Minuteman III in 1970, the rockets regularly moderniziriruyutsya and tested. Previous trial run took place in November 2018.

 

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