The United States conducted another test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

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The United States conducted another test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

The United States conducted another test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, the launch of the ICBM took place from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This is stated in the message of the press service of the base.

The launch of the ICBM took place on Thursday, February 9 at 23:01 local time, when it was already 10 am in Moscow on Friday, February 10. The missile was tested without a warhead, with a test warhead. In the Pentagon, such a test is called "routine", Russia is notified in advance about the upcoming tests. Despite the lack of contacts between countries, the line of communication for the military remains, all sorts of cases can happen.



The US Air Force Global Strikes Command fired a Minuteman III ICBM equipped with a test warhead on February 9 at 23.01:XNUMX p.m. PT from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

- said in a statement.

ICBM tests are traditionally carried out from a silo at the former Vandenberg Air Force Base, which was assigned to the US Space Forces. It is located 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Minuteman III is the only land-based intercontinental ballistic missile currently in service with the United States since 1970. The three-stage missile was developed specifically for confrontation with the Soviet Union. The Minuteman III ICBM is capable of hitting a target at a range of 12 kilometers with three warheads. According to reports, about 450 ICBMs were in service with the United States, some of them were used for testing. The service life of missiles expires in 2030, it can no longer be extended, the Pentagon says.
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    1. 0
      10 February 2023 14: 17
      The service life of missiles expires in 2030, it can no longer be extended, the Pentagon says.


      Great. Like all Ohios, they should be written off by about the same time, since it is also no longer possible to extend their service life. Some submarines will serve for more than 40 years by that time. The US Navy originally planned the Ohio service life of 30 years, but then this period was extended to 42 years. Ohio-class submarines are a series of third-generation American strategic nuclear submarines that entered service from 1981 to 1997.
      1. +10
        10 February 2023 14: 23
        "Sarmatian" is on their heads !! Are they scaring us?
        1. +1
          10 February 2023 14: 27
          It is they who cheer themselves up, extend the service life. See if the rockets are rotten.
    2. +2
      10 February 2023 14: 26
      And what are the results, did she take off?
      1. +2
        10 February 2023 14: 31
        Quote: tralflot1832
        ude the United States they are bullets into the Pacific Ocean

        on minuteman missiles - where they shoot and where they aim usually does not match
      2. +1
        10 February 2023 14: 36
        For Transflot1832 .. Lourdes used to do this ... who is now ...
      3. -1
        10 February 2023 15: 28
        They're shooting at an atoll in the western Pacific Ocean.
        There are a lot of devices that fix the accuracy of the hit.
        The missile warhead itself, like its first stage, is also hung with sensors. The entire trajectory is fixed.
    3. +2
      10 February 2023 15: 06
      Wäre es nicht gut, wenn man diese "Minutemann" unterwegs
      umprogrammieren könnte, damit sie eine 180grad Schleife
      drehen und wieder "nach Hause" fliegen, or zumindest
      nach England...!! Ware doch wirklich schon, wenn diese
      Idioten sich selbst "versenken", oder im "friendly fire"
      zumindest Großbritanien, oder Polen...!!!? am laughing
      1. 0
        10 February 2023 15: 26
        Quote: 1erWahrheitsMinister_1984
        Wäre es nicht gut, wenn man diese "Minutemann" unterwegs
        umprogrammieren könnte, damit sie eine 180grad Schleife
        drehen und wieder "nach Hause" fliegen, or zumindest
        nach England...!! Ware doch wirklich schon, wenn diese
        Idioten sich selbst "versenken", oder im "friendly fire"
        zumindest Großbritanien, oder Polen...!!!? am laughing

        varum zagen niht auf rusish? lol
    4. 0
      10 February 2023 16: 55
      In general, mattresses with ground-based ICBMs are not doing well. Therefore, they have chosen a different strategy: to drag them as close as possible to the borders of Russia, so that the flight time is shorter, for this they are moving their Natu with all their might to the east. Again, they have hope that if Europe "shoots" at us, then maybe they won't fly to them. They really hope.
      1. 0
        12 February 2023 01: 20
        they relied on water-based, on tridents

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