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The Air Force says it has successfully launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base, firing it to targets in the Pacific Ocean...
...He said it carried three unarmed re-entry vehicles that hit their targets near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, some 4,200 miles away.
The Air Force said the launch was an operational test to check the weapon system's reliability and accuracy
Originally posted by xmotex
These tests are regularly scheduled, and planned well in advance.
I doubt this was a message to NK.
Originally posted by neformore
Whats the difference between NK test firing a missile, and this?
"My missiles better than your missile...."
[edit on 29/6/09 by neformore]
Originally posted by MysterE
reply to post by greeneyedleo
From what I am finding the launch was releaded to the public June 24th, 2009. As seen in this Vandenberg AFB News Release. I don't doubt that the majority of launches are scheduled far in advance, as you can see from the launch sechedule previously posted. However, this one was released to the public 5 days ago.... Impecable timing
[edit on 29-6-2009 by MysterE]