US Military Launches Their Own Ballistic Missile As Warning To North Korea
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The whole world has been buzzing about ballistic missile tests from North Korea military. Some people are scared of these tests despite the fact that they have been less successful (“total failure” is a better term). To demonstrate a proper display of power the US Military launched a missile test of their own.
Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Minuteman III intercontinental missile was a huge success. The Minuteman III traveled over 4,000 miles and landed near the Marshall Islands. The missile was not armed and was used to provide valuable data about targeting accuracy and travel time.
“The test took 10 months to plan. It was the latest aimed at checking the readiness and accuracy of a weapon system that forms part of the U.S. nuclear force. The U.S. has about 450 of the missiles. Each can travel about 8,000 miles.”
It’s safe to say that the Minuteman III missiles were a huge success and North Korea still has miles to go before their nuclear weapons program gets off the ground. Check out the launch in this clip, it’s short but it is pretty damn sweet.