Air Force (IAF) U.S. produced now teaching test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) «Minuteman-3.»
It started with the U.S. Air Force base in California Vandenberg at 03:33 on the Pacific coast of the country time (14:33 MSK).
It was the «second successful launch of» ICBM «Minuteman-3» for the last days with the bases Vandenberg noted Global Strike Command Air Force. He is responsible for Air Force nuclear weapons are delivered using ICBMs and strategic bombers. Such prior training and test launch was carried out with the bases Vandenberg last Sunday.
According to the Global Strike Command Colonel Scott Fox’s new educational test launch is «a clear demonstration of safety, reliability and efficiency of nuclear deterrence» USA. Data acquired as a result of the tests will be analyzed spices Pentagon and U.S. Department of Energy, which oversees the military atom added command.
For its part, Colonel Brent MacArthur, under whose command passed the test, said that «we have the opportunity to perform at this week’s three starts.» «The last time we did it in July 2004,» — identified MacArthur.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy, in turn, on the days of shooting exercises performed ICBM «Trident-2» D-5, which are based on submarines. 10 and 12 September was carried out in a total of 4 difficulties start with the imputed to the base of Kings Bay (Ga.) class submarine «Ohio», which was submerged in the Atlantic Ocean, said producer missiles «Trident-2» — the company «Lockheed Martin. » According to her testimony, it was the 145th, 146th, 147th and 148th in a row «successful teaching and test launches» IDB «Trident-2» D-5 since its production in 1989. «Trident-2» is a three-stage solid rocket curb reentry warhead personal guidance.