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Air Force notches second consecutive ICBM test success after last summer's failure

By Jason Sherman  
February 6, 2019 at 2:26 PM
The U.S. military's nuclear strategic deterrence fleet executed a "reliable" operational flight test last night over the Pacific Ocean when an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, and flew its intended course, a second consecutive developmental test-launch success since a failure last summer. On Feb. 5 at 11:01 p.m. local time, the 30th Space Wing launched a Minuteman III without a nuclear warhead from a silo at Vandenberg as part of a routine...

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