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The US Air Force held yesterday the first in 2018 test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Minuteman III, TASS reports.
In the press service of the Command of the Global Air Force strike, the test launch was named successful.
The Command explained that “the tests are recognized as successful if the missile did not descend from a specified flight path, its instruments functioned correctly, data from sensor sensors was received, and the head part hit the set point.”
Although the head part has reached the intended goal, the results of the tests and analysis (data obtained) are not published,
the report said.
It is also noted that the purpose of the tests was “verification of readiness, efficiency and accuracy of the system”. The rocket itself was not equipped with a warhead.
The launch was conducted from the Vandenberg Air Force Base (California).
The last time an ICBM was tested was in August 2017. At the same time, the launch, scheduled for February of this year, was decided to be postponed.