In the latest test launch, Minuteman III carried 3 test vehicles on a journey of more than 6,700 km from Vandenberg Base in California to Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands archipelago, according to the US Air Force Global Strike Command.
According to the Pentagon, the US had already informed Russia about the test.
In an earlier statement, Vandenberg Air Force Base said the test launch was planned several years ago and was conducted in accordance with standard procedures of the ballistic missile proliferation code of conduct. The Hague.
Gen. Thomas Bussiere, commander of the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, said the test launch was intended to demonstrate U.S. deterrence capabilities. The tests “also help verify the accuracy and reliability of ICBM weapon systems, providing valuable data to ensure continued safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrence.”
according to station cnnThe United States regularly tests intercontinental missile systems to check accuracy and reliability.
In the statement, Global Strike Command emphasized that these tests have been conducted more than 300 times and are not an action arising from world news.
The Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Base on 6 September. Photo: US Space Force
“This test launch sends a clear message of deterrence from our joint force and global partners,” said Col. Chris Cruz, commander of the 377th Test Group.
Meanwhile, Colonel Brian Titus, deputy commander of Space Launch Delta 30 at Vandenberg, commented: “These test launches demonstrate the readiness of US nuclear forces and instill confidence in the nation’s ability to deter nuclear weapons”.
The Minuteman III has been in operation for 50 years and is currently the only land-launched intercontinental ballistic missile in the US nuclear arsenal. The missiles have been deployed at bases in Wyoming, North Dakota and Montana.
Same day 6 September, Sheet defense post It was reported that the US Air Force has completed the important test and evaluation phase of the F-15EX Eagle II tactical fighter aircraft.
Data will be analyzed and evaluated during this phase to reach a decision on full production of the aircraft in the coming months.
The F-15EX Eagle II is the most advanced version of the multi-role F-15 aircraft built by McDonald Douglas for the US Air Force. The F-15EX Eagle II fighter aircraft made its maiden flight in January 2021 and launched its first missile a year later.
During testing, the F-15EX Eagle II fired an air-to-surface cruise missile (JASSM) and an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile with a range of 370 km and 75 km, respectively. (AMRAAM) Tainted. Kilometer.