Vandenberg Tests Unarmed Nuke

Missile Launched Saturday to the Kwajalein Atoll Area

Vandenberg Air Force Base launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile over 4,000 miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll — the western Pacific Marshall Islands where sits the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site — at 11:34 p.m. on Saturday. “This specific test will provide accuracy and reliability data that is essential to ongoing and future modifications to the weapon system,” said base commander Colonel J. Christopher Moss in a press release announcing the launch.


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