Vandenberg AFB set to test unarmed missile this week

Minuteman III unarmed ICBM

VANDENBERG, Calif. - An operational test launch of an unarmed rocket is scheduled for as early as Tuesday night.

According to officials on Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Tuesday between 11:25 p.m. and 5:25 a.m. Wednesday.

The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.

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