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US destroys Minuteman III ballistic missile: anomaly found during test launch

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US destroys Minuteman III ballistic missile during test launch

An anomaly occurred during a test launch of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States. The US military had to destroy the missile.

This was reported by the press service of the US Air Force Global Strike Command. The Minuteman III was safely destroyed over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, November 1.

According to the military, an anomaly occurred during the test launch, an "unexpected event." The U.S. military did not specify what exactly this was due to, but added that anomalies can arise from many factors related to the working platform or test equipment.

The US Air Force is forming a team of specialists to investigate the cause of the incident. The team will include representatives from the Air Force Global Strike Command, the 377th Test and Evaluation Group, the 576th Flight Test Squadron, the Delta 30 Space Launch Safety Office, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and other organizations.

US destroys Minuteman III ballistic missile: anomaly found during test launch

 

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