US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On February 5, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile’s mock warhead traveled about 6,760 km across the Pacific Ocean to its destination in the Kwajalein Atoll. This is the third Minuteman III launch this year, and the Air Force told U.S. media that the launch provides “instrumental data for future projects.”