In the statement made by the US Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), it was announced that the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test was carried out.
The United States conducted an intercontinental Ballistic Missile test. In a written statement made by the US Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), it was stated that the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test was carried out, “This test is effective in deterring the threats of the 21st century and reassuring our allies that the US nuclear deterrence is safe, secure, reliable. It is part of routine and periodic activities aimed at demonstrating that “Such tests have been done more than 300 times before, and this test is not the result of current global developments.”
Launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in the state of California, the unarmed ballistic missile traveled 6,760 kilometers and hit the target at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Minuteman III is seen as the key to the US military’s strategic arsenal. The missile has a range of more than 9,660 kilometers and travels at a speed of approximately 24 thousand kilometers per hour.
Colonel Chris Cruise, Commander of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, said in a statement, “With no doubt, our nuclear power is the cornerstone of the national security of our country and our allies around the world. “This planned test demonstrates the readiness and reliability of the weapon system of our nation’s ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) fleet.”
Task Force commander Major General Armand Wong said in a statement, “Our tests were planned long in advance and are not a reaction to developments in the world. “A meticulous planning process for each launch begins six months to a year before launch.”
THE SUCH TESTS HAVE BEEN PREFERRED DUE TO RUSSIA AND CHINA
Earlier this month, the USA postponed the said tests twice in order to prevent the escalating tension with China due to its exercises near Taiwan and to reduce the nuclear tension with Russia during the ongoing war in Ukraine last April. .
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last February that his country’s nuclear forces were on high alert, and fears had risen that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to nuclear war. But the United States has so far said it sees no reason for Washington to change its nuclear alert levels.