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Friday, August 21, 2015

USAF’s 91st missile wing launches unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM

LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBMThe US Air Force's (USAF) 91st missile wing has successfully completed an operational test launch of an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.

Performed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the Minot AFB team launched the ICBM with the collaboration of 576th Flight Test Squadron and 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB.

The 91st MW Task Force commander lieutenant colonel Eric Thompson said: "Launching an ICBM under operational conditions is a whole team effort, and that's what we bring out here to replicate the scenarios in the field as close as possible.

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